Story 1999-08-09 East Rutherford, NJ
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09.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´(sings ´Take Me to the River´) Well, now….I´ve got a story….when I was a young man…..I walked as a little child and…..like a child is frightened to go through the forest to reach his home on the other side….so as a young man I stood before those dark trees, frightened to move on to the other side….and then I saw a light in the woods and I ventured into the woods a small piece and there was a gypsy sitting out in front of an air-stream trailer….with a six-pack of beer on ice and a crystal ball ….and I said ´Gypsy !….I want to find my way home but I´m frightened to go through the forest´ and she said ´That´s ´cause you´re alone !….you can´t get through this world by yourself….you need a band, Kid´ (chuckles) so she looked into the crystal ball…and she said ´You need some help, you need some intelligence…. you need Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….you need some friendship, Stevie Van Zandt on the guitar….you need some foundation, Garry Tallent on the bass….you need some rhythm and mightiness, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums….you need some heart and some spirit, Nils Lofgren on the guitar….you need some mystery, Phantom Dan Federici on the organ…..you need some sweet harmony and some love and sexual healing….Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals….and you need, you need some brotherhood….you need some soul….do I have to say his name ?….do I have to say his name ?….do I have to say his name ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?….say who ?… say who ?….”

09.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Frankie´
´´This is for you aficianados out there….”

09.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´Mahwah to see you, Ma !….but everywhere I´ve gone I´ve seen people lost in confusion, lost in loneliness, lost in bitterness, well, we´re here tonight on a search-and-rescue mission, we´re coming to get you, if you´ve been downhearted, disspirited, disgusted, dispossessed, Koczinskyed, (?), Stravinskyed, Lewinskyed, we´re coming to get you….we´re gonna resuscitate, re-educate, reconfiscate, resexualate, reindoctrinate, reliberate you with the power and the promise, with the power and the promise, foolishness, the majesty, the mystery, with the ministry of rock and roll !….I want you ready, boys….let me tell you I cannot, I cannot, I cannot, I cannot promise you life everlasting but I can promise you life….once more, but I can promise you life….right now !….and all you´ve got to do is raise your hand and say ´I´….”

09.08.99 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Spirit in the Night´
´´Thank you….(?)….joining us on congas, my personal haberdasher, from the great state of New Jersey, Steve Eitelberg….I owe him some money on some suits so he´s gonna play here tonight….”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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