Story 2002-11-03 Dallas, TX

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Good evening, Dallas….nice to be back in Texas….thank you, gonna, uh, need a little bit of quiet for these next two songs, please, thank you….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Alright, are you ready for a little house party now? (crowd cheers) but if you´re gonna have a house party, the music has got to be righteous… I wanna introduce the greatest little houseband in the land….to the far your right of the stage, ten fingers that have no mercy, the pathological piano-pounding Professor Roy Bittan…on the vocals and fiddle, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou, Silvio, up from Little Steven´s Underground the coolest little dj in the U.S.A and star of the Sopranos-television show, Little Steven Van Zandt….we got the man that bring the thunder from down under, The Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….the man that brings the power hour after hour, night after night after night after night, that go to the wall, I´m talking about the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty star of late night television, Mighty Max Weinberg….that´s right…. Secretary of heart and spirit, one of the greatest guitar players in rock´n´roll, the great Nils Lofgren ….on the organ, ladies and gentlemen, a Westerner himself, from Western-New Jersey, on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici….he just got divorced, girls, and he hates to be alone….oh, yeah, to the far left of the stage, I wanna introduce you to a fine young lady, the First Lady of love and (?) natural Viagra, on guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa….have mercy, baby….have mercy….have mercy on me….sing it with me….have mercy….have mercy, baby….I said have mercy….have mercy on me….yeah, one more time, I said mercy….oh, have mercy, baby….I said you gotta have mercy, have mercy on me….alright, oh please, alright, that´s right, now, the man needs no introduction (?) do I have to tell you his name?…do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) I have seen rock´n´roll´s future, baby, and his name is Big Man Clarence Clemons on the saxophone….have mercy….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Incident On 57th Street´´
´´(?) for longtime compadres out there….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´Alright, are you ready to Jersey two-step? (crowd cheers)….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) Come on, Steve….hey, Stevie (Steve: ´Yeah?´) I do believe it´s quitting time….(Steve: ´I don´t think so´) I think it´s going home time right now….(Steve: ´I don´t think so´) I do believe it´s time to go back to the hotel and watch pornographic films….(Steve: ´Oh, I don´t think so´)….well, then, Steve….what I wanna know is what time is it?….(Steve: ´It´s Bosstime´)….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´I Fought The Law´´
´´Thank you….a friend of mine´s gonna come up and sing one with us, come on, Don, Don Henley´s gonna sing one with us….come on up, Donny!….come out of there….Don Henley´s gonna sing one with us….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….we wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you…. it´s always a great pleasure to come down here to Texas….started a long while back….and we appreciate your longtime support, thank you very much….we got some folks with us tonight, some friends in the hall from the North-Texas Foodbank, North-Texas Foodbank, they take surplus food, they transfer it to those in need, since 1982 the foodbank, they´ve distributed more than 206 million pounds of food to more than 50,000 families per month here in the Texas area so you´ll see them in the hall tonight, the North-Texas Foodbank, good folks out on the frontline, working hard every day at some of the things that we´re singing about, they can use your time and your support, thank you, the North-Texas Foodbank, this is for them….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Born In The U.S.A´´
´´Thank you, thanks, once again we wanna remind you of the North-Texas Foodbank on your way out, please check them out, I wrote this song quite a while back about the Vietnam War, we wanna play it tonight as a prayer for peace….´´

03.11.02 Dallas, TX, intro to ´´Working On The Highway´´
´´One more for Texas….(starts strumming his guitar)….oh, you gonna loan me a hat? (crowd cheers) I don´t know (crowd cheers)….´´

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