Story 2002-11-16 Greensboro, NC
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16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´Empty Sky´
´´Thank you and good evening….thank you (?)….it’s nice to be here back in Greensboro, thank you….I got a couple of songs here I’m gonna need a little bit of quiet for but, uh…. after this I’m fond of telling the crowd you’ll be invited to, uh, scream until you piss your pants….just, two, two, two songs away !….´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´Cadillac Ranch´
´´Alright, here’s just for Greensboro….´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready….are you ready….are you ready….are you ready….well, are you ready for a house party now ?.…because if you´re gonna have a house party.…the music has got to be raucous…..so I wanna introduce to you the greatest little houseband in the land….on the piano, ´Professor´ Roy Bittan…on the fiddle and vocals, ´Sister´ Soozie Tyrell..…on the guitar and vocals, badabing Little Steven…. on the bass, ´The Tennesee Terror´, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….rumble, Brother, rumble, on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren ….on the organ, ´Brother´ Dan Federici ….on vocals and guitar, my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….and last but not least…. minister of soul….you wish you could be like him but you can´t, ladies and gentlemen…. don’t even try !…. because there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….wo !….give yourselves a damn hand while you’re at it !….alright…..´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´Dancing in the Dark´
´´Are you ready to shake your booty ? (cheers)….´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight…..and tell you you have been one hell of an audience, thank you…..I like North Carolina…. oh yes, thank you…..gonna do this for some friends of ours in the hall tonight, folks from the Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Greensboro Urban Ministry….they concentrate on meeting emergency needs such as food, clothing and shelter and also they assist people in breaking the cycle of hunger and homelessness and poverty, they work to help the struggling people in the community become productive members of society with a stronger sense….of self-worth…. and dignity, they serve more than 300,000 men….and women and children in this community each year, these are the folks that are out on the frontline….doing the good work….they´re the Greensboro Urban Ministry….they´re out in the hall tonight, please stop by and check ´em out…. these are the folks that are out there doing some of the things we´re singing about so they deserve your support and your help, thank you, this is for them…..´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´Born in the U.S.A´
´´Thanks, wrote, uh….wrote this song I guess, uh, 20 years ago now about the Vietnam War, gonna do it tonight as a prayer for peace….´´

16.11.02 Greensboro, NC, intro to ´Ramrod´
´´We’re gonna rock you on out of here !…..
(….) Come on, Stevie….I do believe it’s time to go home…..I believe it’s time to go back to the hotel….and order up some fried chicken…..I think it’s time to leave the building….go to our rooms and watch pornographic films….quitting time….well, then, Stevie, what I wanna know is….just what time is it ?….(Steve: ´It’s Boss-time’) ….´´

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