Story 2002-07-30 Asbury Park, NJ

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Empty Sky´
´´Yeah….it’s like the old days, no air-conditioning….don’t need that (?) but uh….if anybody out there is feeling the heat, please come to this side of the stage or step outside and get some air and do me a favor, if people on the floor just keep a look around on the people around you, make sure that the heat´s not getting to ´em (?) ´cause it is hot…. (starts strumming the chords) still figuring this part out….´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Waitin´ On a Sunny Day´
´´(?) that little fan, I mean the little fan, I mean the fan (chuckles) look at this, get a light on this guy, where´s all my fucking light dollars ? (chuckles)(?) what a guy, that´s gonna last 30 seconds there (chuckles)(?) bring it over, Pats, alright, Soozie, come over…. Clarence (?) fan jokes….´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Mary’s Place´
´´Are you ready for a house party ? (cheers) are you ready for a East Coast, Jersey style, Asbury Park house party ? (cheers)….
(….) Alright….now you can´t have a house party….this is kind of a song about those nights when you´re sitting home and….you feel like you gotta get out…..(?) sitting around and sick of your own bullshit….you gotta get out and around other people´s bullshit…at night I remember I used to go out searching, searching, searching, searching, searching, I’d get in my car and I’d drive down on the strip, ´(?) should I go in ?….no, it doesn´t look that busy…should I go out ?´….and searching, searching, searching for that connection….but if you´re gonna have a house party, you gotta have the greatest little houseband in the land….starting with the introduce the illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan….the coolest little dj in the world, ladies and gentlemen, ´Up from the Underground´, Little Steven on the guitar….Sister Soozie Tyrell on the violin and vocals….the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….the Mighty Max Weinberg (?) on the drums….the great Nils Lofgren on the guitar….Brother Dan Federici on the organ….the First Lady of love, Miss Patti Scialfa on guitar and vocals….and Big Man Clarence Clemons….the Minister of soul….keeper of the band….(?) of the truth…. (?)….´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Born in the U.S.A´
´´Tacky !….I think we’re gonna work on this one during the week (?)…take those out of here….(?)….we had a hell of version of the Old Spice commercial working up for you but (?)….damn, I’ve been waiting to play that….´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´Yeah, this is a rehearsal and we´re still figuring out….oh (chuckles)….alright, this is for everybody outside on the boardwalk !!!!…..´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, middle of ´Glory Days´
´´Come on, Steve….we gotta keep going now, Brother (Steve: ´I’m tired, baby´) oh no, we gotta keep going (Steve: ´It´s been a long fucking day´) it has been a long day (Steve: ´Alright´) we gotta keep going (Steve: ´Alright´) we got up real early in the morning (?) I´m so fucking tired….I got my pyjamas on under my clothes….´´

30.07.02 Asbury Park, NJ, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Is this on ? anybody hear me ? (cheers)(chuckles) oh, thanks for being a part of our rehearsal (?) thank you, oh man (?)(chuckles) we had a, we had a few, uh, ´Producer´-like moments up here tonight but (chuckles) some Brooks-ian moments (chuckles) oh…I wanna say we have just had a great day in Asbury Park….we really had, uh, so much fun today, you know, and so great to see everybody on the beach this morning….there were people surfing, there were people surfing off the point here in Asbury, couldn’t believe it….that was great, great, good to see all that life out there, I also wanna thank the fans did a great thing this morning, ´course there was a big mess on the beach but before they left, they actually helped the Park’s department clean it up, let´s hear it for those folks….a very responsible thing to do….oh damn, anyway, we´re here tonight, thanks for coming out and helping us get our show, our show together and, uh, have the rehearsal going ….these, uh, these shows are, outside of being a lot of fun, they´re really helpful to the band and, uh, not get everything right of course but, uh, the guys, they really can use the work, you know (chuckles) anyway, we´re here tonight for a couple of people, we´re gonna help out the (?) Community Development (?) that´s the strategic (?) area rebuilding (?) is the Reverend Carl Hunter and a dedicated group of Westside Asbury Park residents who are training themselves to become leaders in the restoration of Asbury´s long-neglected Westside….that´s an essential, essential, essential part of the redevelopment of Asbury Park, an essential, essential part so we´re glad to be giving those folks a hand tonight, we wish them all the best and thank you for helping them out….and uh….also, uh, we´re here tonight for the, uh, the, uh, Hope Academy Charter School who….we also did some work for the Hope for Christmas holidays, they got a great charter school here in town, it´s going pretty well and you folks coming out tonight give them a hand too so thank you very much, give yourselves a hand….and, uh, this is a prayer for my, uh, adopted hometown, Asbury….´´

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