Story 2002-11-19 Birmingham, AL

19.11.02 Birmingham, AL, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready ?…. are you ready ?….are you ready for a house party ? (cheers) well, if you´re gonna have a house party, the music has got to be raucous… I wanna introduce the greatest houseband in all the land….the earth-shaking, the heartbreaking…..on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan.…on the vocals and fiddle, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou, Silvio ? badabing ! Little Steven….on the bass, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent…..on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour night after night, the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, ladies and gentlemen, from Flemington, New Jersey, newly divorced and girls, he hates to be alone, Brother Dan Federici on the organ and accordion ….(?)….and on this side of the stage, on guitar and vocals, my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….thank you, baby, thank you, baby…..and last but not least….(?)….ladies and gentlemen, the Minister of soul, the Secretary of the brotherhood….you wish you could be like him but you can´t, ladies and gentlemen, so don´t even try because there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons…..´´

19.11.02 Birmingham, AL, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´(?)…(chuckles) yeah… some friends of ours, first I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….we appreciate your support, thank you…..(?) some friends of ours, they´ll be out there in the hall tonight, we got folks from the United Way Community Foodbank, they serve (?) counties here in central Alabama, supply daycare (?) soup kitchens, emergency food pantries and they touch the lives of more than 300,000 struggling people….each year so they can use your help and your support, they´ll be out there on your way out, please check out the United Way Community Foodbank….(?) this is for them….these are the folks that are out there fighting a good fight (?)….´´

19.11.02 Birmingham, AL, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´Stevie…..I do believe it´s quitting time…..Stevie, I do believe it is time to go to the hotel and watch pornographic films… thanks to the audience…..well, then, Stevie, what I wanna know is just what time is it ?…..(Steve: ´It´s B-B-B-Boss-time´)….´´

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