Story 2002-08-27 San Jose, CA

27.08.02 San Jose, CA, intro to ‘Empty Sky’
´´Good evening, San Jose….glad to be here….we know the way….sorry….(?)….I´ve got a couple of songs here, uh….I need a little bit of quiet from the fabulous audience tonight so ….I´d appreciate that….(people yell)….I know I´m from New Jersey, I know what my name is….I know the things, uh, and don´t need to be reminded….´´

27.08.02 San Jose, CA, intro to ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready for a house party ? (cheers) Jersey-style by the way of California ? (cheers) a very psychotic (?) it sounds like….oh…, wait a minute, listen….
(….) Turn on your lovelight, baby….let it shine on me….are you ready for that house party now ? (cheers) well, if you´re gonna have a house party, the music has got to be raucous…. so right now I wanna introduce the greatest little houseband in all the land…..on the piano, Secretary of intelligence….illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan.…that´s right…..on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell ….on the guitar and vocals, we´ve got the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, Up from Little Steven´s Underground, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou, Silvio ? and the only man comfortable anywhere in the world in his pyjamas, Little Steven Van Zandt….up from down under, the man that brings the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W. Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power after hour, go to the wall night after night, all night long and star of Late Night Television, the Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, the great, great Nils Lofgren…..from Flemington, New Jersey, Brother Dan Federici on the accordion and the B-3 organ… the far side of the stage, the First Lady of Love….I like to call her ´Natural Viagra´….ladies and gentlemen, come on up for the rising, on guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa…..oh, baby !….ooh, aah, ooh, aah, ooh all night….and last but not least….Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood…..and in a just and righteous world, honorary govenor of the state of California… pizza for everybody….on the saxophone, Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….´´

27.08.02 San Jose, CA, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you, I wanna thank everybody for coming out tonight….appreciate….your support (chuckles) and uh, we got some friends with us here in the building tonight, we got the, uh, Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties….since, since 1974, they´ve been providing food to those, (?) our struggling citizens out there with the help of hundreds of volunteers, they serve over 120,000 meals a month…..they could really, uh, those are the people that are out there every day on the frontlines….doing what I´m singing about so they could use your, they can use your support and assistance and please take a moment and check into what they´re doing and give ´em a hand on your way out, thank you ….´´

27.08.02 San Jose, CA, intro to ´Born in the U.S.A´
´´Thank you….just want to, uh….say thanks again for everybody coming out tonight, let you know we appreciate it….just a couple of public service announcements before we go, uh, the, uh, once again, Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties out in the lobby, please stop by and check ´em out, they can use some help, they can use some support and uh, just another heads-up, uh, we´re in the midst of a rollback of civil rights right now, civil rights are a reaffirmation of our strength as a nation of laws….means due process….we don´t usually think about those things till it comes knocking at our door, until it´s too late but, uh, it´s a good time to keep your eyes open and uh…..and to be very vigilant so, uh, that vigilance, that responsobility comes with the turf when you´re born in the U.S.A….´´

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