Story 2002-12-02 Atlanta, GA
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02.12.02 Atlanta, GA, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Thank you….hello….good to be back here in Atlanta….spent quite a bit of time here last year….ah….ooh….thanks, gonna need a little bit of quiet for these next two songs, please, thank you….´´

02.12.02 Atlanta, GA, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready for a house party now? (cheers) alright….well, if you´re gonna have a house party, first, the music has got to be raucous….second, you gotta get up off your ass now….now I wanna introduce you the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, badabing, Little Steven Van Zandt…. on the bass, a man bringing the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour, night after night, star of ´Late Night´-television, the Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, the great, great Nils Lofgren…..play it, Brother….on the organ, Brother Dan Federici…..and on this side of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….oh yeah, baby….oh, I can´t turn you loose….oh, come on, rescue me….and last but not least….Minister of soul….Secretary of the known universe…..do I have to say his name?
…..do I have to say his name?…..do I have to say his name?….you wish you could be like him but you can´t, ladies and gentlemen, because there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….rumble, young man, rumble, that´s right…..´´

02.12.02 Atlanta, GA, intro to ´´Glory Days´´
´´Yes!….thank you….come on, Brother….I wanna bring a fine young gentleman up tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Brendan O´Brien, come on out….this is the man that produced, produced The Rising for us….right here in his hometown….he started out as a little baby boy listening to records in his room (chuckles) time passed (chuckles)….
(….) Keep rocking, boys…..come on up here, B…..are we ready to keep on rocking now? (B.O´Brien: ´´What?´´)….are we ready to keep on rocking? (B.O´Brien: ´´I don´t know´´)…. let´s produce!….
(….) A wild, producing, booty-shaking man!….´´

02.12.02 Atlanta, GA, intro to ´´My City of Ruins´´
´´Oh, thank you, thank you, I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….we appreciate your support….I had a nice time here in town the past year and I….do wanna thank Mr.Brendan O´Brien there for coming up and playing with us and for, uh….for his great work and inspiration on, on, our last record, he really did a great, great job for us and we thank him very much….we got some friends in the hall tonight, folks from the Atlanta Community Foodbank that you might see out there on your way out, they´re here in Atlanta for children, the working poor, the Atlanta Community Foodbank supporting people in need in 51 Georgia counties here…..in the age of, uh….in the age of welfare reform and economy like it is, foodbanks´ role has become even more critical and, uh, they could use your help and your support in, in any way that you could help them, the Atlanta Community Foodbank, people out there on the frontlines doing a good work….this is for them….please check them out on your way out, thank you…..´´

02.12.02 Atlanta, GA, intro to ´´Born in the U.S.A´´
´´Thank you….wrote this song, uh, 20 years ago now about the Vietnam War, I wanna play it tonight as a prayer for peace….´´

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