Story 2002-08-18 Las Vegas, NV

18.08.02 Las Vegas, NV, intro to ´Empty Sky´
´´Good evening Las Vegas….are you feeling lucky?…well, just how lucky are you feeling? ….did I fire six shots or five shots?….oh, thank you….got a couple of songs I´m gonna need a little bit of quiet for….I´d appreciate that…..´´

18.08.02 Las Vegas, NV, intro to ´Mary´s Place´
´´Bright light city gonna set my soul, set my soul on fire…..are you ready for a house party ? (cheers) Las Vegas-style ? (cheers) you are beautiful (chuckles)…..listen….
(….) Alright, are you ready for that house party now ? (cheers) alright….if you´re gonna have a house party, the music´s got to be right… you can´t have a house party without a…. house band….so I wanna introduce to you the greatest little house band in the land….sitting on the piano, the man that can kick Richard Clayderman´s ass any night of the week…. Professor Roy Bittan on the piano.…on the violin, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….Up from Little Steven´s Underground, the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, star of ´The Sopranos´-television show, Little Steven Van Zandt on the guitar….on the bass, bringing in the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent…, on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour, that go to the wall all night long, the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren…. on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici….on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa….. and last but not least….Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood….Siegfried and Roy ain´t got nothing on him, baby…. viva, viva Big Man, Clarence Clemons….(?)…´´

18.08.02 Las Vegas, NV, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you….thank you….oh….(?) out in the hall tonight, you´ll see, uh, thank you, you´ll see some folks from the, uh, Community Foodbank of Clarke County, they´re our good friends here in Las Vegas….since about, since 1976 the Foodbank of Clarke County has (?) distributed food and household goods to folks here in Las Vegas area that need it, they serve over 45,000 meals each month, they serve in Nevada….they could use your help and your support, please remember them on the way out, thank you…..´´

18.08.02 Las Vegas, NV, intro to ´Born in the U.S.A´
´´Thanks, I wanna thank everybody for coming out tonight, thank you….I know a lot of you folks come from far away out here to see us and….I hope you didn´t lose too much money or anything (chuckles) but uh….just, uh, before we go, a couple of public service announcements: one, please remember the Community Foodbank of Clarke County and uh ….(?) just a heads-up or keeping your eye out, we´re in the midst of a rollback on civil rights right now and civil rights are a reaffirmation of our strength as a nation of laws, the right to due process….we don´t usually think about these things until it knocks on our door or until it´s a little bit too late….and uh, it´s a time to keep your eye on what´s going on, keep your eyes and nose in the newspapers, it´s a time to be very vigilant about and uh, that vigilance and that responsobility comes with the turf when you´re born in the U.S.A….´´

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