Story 2002-08-29 New York City, NY
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29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Lonesome Day’
´´We can’t go home now, it´s too nice out (chuckles)(it was raining hard)….(?) gimme little more of the, uh, band and the keyboards in my monitors…alright, we’re not on MTV now, we’re just on Boss TV so you get a little private show (chuckles)….we got a few more for you….Stevie, are you ready ?….let´s start with our, uh, the A-minor, A-minor to B-flat….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Waitin’On a Sunny Day’
´´Yeah, Stevie, gonna play the acoustic ?….we don´t have all our stuff here so we´re gonna be, we’re gonna be faking it for you….(guitar tuning)….we got it (chuckles)….(?)….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´Darkness on the Edge of Town’
´´(?)….it’s good to play outside….get the fresh air….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready for a house party now ?….a natural history house party ? (chuckles)….
(….) So are you ready for that house party now ? (cheers)…´cause we don´t care if the sun is shining….if the rain is falling….if the wind is blowing, just as long as the music is raucous ….so I wanna introduce the greatest little houseband in the land….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….and right here the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, Up from Little Steven´s Underground, star of the Sopranos television show, Little Steven Van Zandt….that´s right…that´s right….the Tennesee Terror, bringing the thunder from down under, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power for me night hour after hour, go to the wall for me night after night after night after night, rumble, young man, rumble, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums….on the guitar, a great singer, a great songwriter, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Nils Lofgren….play it, Brother man….on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici, play it, Brother man, play it….(?)…to the far left of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, singer-songwriter, Miss Patti Scialfa.…Scialfa ! (chuckles)….and last but not least ….God of thunder….master of lightning….you wish you could be like him but you can’t, I´m talking about the Big Man on the saxophone, Clarence Clemons….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´We’re not done yet, we´re not done yet….our Little Steven, uh, not a fan of weather (chuckles)(Steve: ´What weather ?´) ´What weather ?´, he says….alright….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´What the hell are you guys talking about out there ? (chuckles) alright, it’s a little, ooh, it’s slippery up here (slides the keys on the piano)(chuckles) hope I can (?)(chuckles) oh !…. that´s better, oh yeah….I think Saturn is crackling back there, I’m not sure (chuckles)(the show was held at a planetarium) somebody check on that (chuckles)….(?) oh yeah, alright (chuckles) let’s go….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´Dancing in the Dark´
´´Yeah, thanks for coming out, thank you for coming out tonight….this was fun….very refreshing….got on my galoshes….wanna do some dancing ? (cheers)….”

29.08.02 New York City, NY, intro to ´Ramrod´
´´Come on, man, let’s Jersey roadhouse a little bit….
(….) Steve, look over yonder, see the Tyrannosaurus Rex…..come on out, little girl, we´re gonna have some sex….
(….) Come on, Stevie….are you with me, Brother ?
(Steve: ´Oh yeah´) is the band with me ?….are the people with me ? (cheers)….Stevie, is it, is it quitting time ? (Steve: ´No´….is it going home time ?….is it, is it shutting down time ?….well, Stevie, what time is it ?….(Steve: ´This ain’t MTV no more….it’s Boss-time !’)….”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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