Story 2002-08-24 Inglewood, CA

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Thank you….good evening, Los Angeles….and all points southern California….great to be back here in the fabulous Forum….there are no skyboxes! (crowd cheers)….and I liquor sales in the back of the room….all the elements for big-time rock´n´roll….I heard they sold this place to a church, you know….that´s why we´re gonna it a righteous break-in tonight (crowd cheers)….all right, these next couple of songs are quiet so I need some, I need a little quiet from the audience, thank you very much… can do it….give it a try….(?)….´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Waitin´ On A Sunny Day´´
´´Come on, Pats….Soozie!….Silvio is a television personality….just, just to help clear those lines, this is the fabulous Little Steven….I know it gets a little blurry (chuckles) Silvio, help me out (chuckles)….´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´So are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers) a Hollywood house party…..if you´re gonna have a house party, the music´s got to be righteous….so I wanna introduce the greatest houseband in all the land….starting with the Secretary of intelligence, Minister of information, the illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan.…on the guitar, we´ve got the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, Up from Little Steven´s Underground, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art you, Silvio?on the guitar and vocals, Little Steven Van Zandt…. on the vocals and violin, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….bringing the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour, go to the wall all night every night, star of Late Night Tellyvision! the Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….(?)….on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren ….on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici….on this side of the stage, on guitar and vocals, the First Lady of Love, I like to call her ´Natural Viagra,´ ladies and gentlemen, come on up for the rising, Miss Patti Scialfa….woo!….got the moves, baby….and last but not least ….Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood….and honorary governor of the entire fucking state of California….if there was any justice in this world….ladies and gentlemen, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons….´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´My greatest hit (chuckles)…´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, middle of ´´Ramrod´´
´´(?) Steve….(Steve: ´Where´re we going, baby?´)….we´re going over the hill….(Steve: ´I see the lights´) way over the hill….(?)….we ain´t stopping until they catch us….and they ain´t gonna catch us….Steve, is it quitting time? (Steve. ´No´) is it summertime? (?) (Steve: ´No way´)….what time is it, Stevie?….(Steve: ´It´s Bosstime´)….´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´(?)….I wanna mention we have our friends from the, uh, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank out in the lobby with us tonight….the L.A.Regional Foodbank (?) mobilise resources of the community to fight hunger (?) organizations in the nation, it provides food for more than 400,000 people each week through a network of a thousand different charities….they´re worth your support, if you get a chance on the way out, please stop by and give ´em a hand, see what they´re doing, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank….´´

24.08.02 Los Angeles, CA, intro to ´´Born In The U.S.A´´
´´Thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming out tonight, thank you very much….we appreciate your support….always….now before we go, just a couple of public service announcements….once again, the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank out there in the lobby on your way out, please check them out….the other is just kind of a heads-up (?) I think we´re in the midst of a rollback of civil rights right now and civil rights are a reaffirmation of our strength as a nation of laws and due process….we don´t usually see these things till they come knocking at our door, until it´s too late, so it´s a good time to just kind of keep your heads up and be very vigilant….vigilance and responsobility comes with the turf when you´re born in the U.S.A….´´

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