Story 2002-11-04 Houston, TX

04.11.02 Houston, TX, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Good evening….nice to be in Houston, Houston, Houston…..the theme song of Houston sung by an Italian man from Pennsylvania *….I don´t know what that says about the whole Texas thing (?)(chuckles)….anyway, it´s good to see you, thanks for coming out…..could use, uh, could use a little bit of quiet for these next two songs, thank you….after which you´ll be, uh, encouraged to piss your pants (chuckles)….´´
[* Dean Martin had a song called ´´Houston, ´´ which was played on the tape before the show.]

04.11.02 Houston, TX, intro to ´´Waitin´ on a Sunny Day´´
´´(?(chuckles)….let´s pee (chuckles) come on, Steve….´´

04.11.02 Houston, TX, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´….are you ready for a house party now? (cheers) well, if you´re gonna have a house party, the music has got to be righteous… I wanna introduce the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, ten fingers with no mercy, Professor Roy Bittan.…on the fiddle and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, Little Steven….on the bass, Mr.Garry W.Tallent …..on the drums, the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, out of Flemington, New Jersey, Brother Dan Federici….he´s just divorced, girls, and he hates to be alone….room 917 at the Holiday Inn….on the far left of the stage, we got the lovely First Lady of love, Miss Patti Scialfa on guitar and vocals….and last but not least….goddammit, a man that´s bigger than Texas, I´ve got to tell you….Big Man Clarence Clemons on the saxophone….New Jersey too….´´

04.11.02 Houston, TX, intro to ´´For You´´
´´Thank you….alright….this is for our longtime fans out there….´´

04.11.02 Houston, TX, middle of ´´Ramrod´´
´´Stevie….(Steve: ´Yeah?´) I do believe it´s quitting time….(Steve: ´I don´t think so´) I do believe it is time to go home to beddybye….(Steve: ´I don´t think so´) I´m pretty sure that it´s time to go home and watch pornographic films on the hotel cable station….(Steve: ´No, it ain´t´) well, Stevie, then what I wanna know is just, just, just what time is it?….(Steve: ´B-B-B-B-B-B-Bosstime´)….´´

04.11.02 Houston, TX, intro to ´´My City of Ruins´´
´´(?) we appreciate your longtime support here in Houston and….want to, uh….got some friends tonight in the building from the Houston Foodbank, they´ll be out there in the lobby on your way out, there´s, uh, the Houston Foodbank, they, uh, they help feed people here in the Houston area, they seek food donations (?) local grassroots´ programs in care for the needy, they´ve been operating since 1982….they´re here to help Houston residents in need so on your, on your way out, if you get a chance, please stop and check out the Houston Foodbank, they could use your time and support, thank you, this is for them….´´

04.11.02 Houston, TX, intro to ´´Born in the U.S.A´´
´´Thank you….wrote this song quite a while back about the Vietnam War, wanna play it tonight as a prayer for peace….´´

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