Story 2002-12-04 Pittsburgh, PA

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Good evening….thank you…..nice to be back here in Pittsburgh…..thanks, could use a little quiet for these next few songs, please, thank you, thank you very much….´´

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´Waitin´ on a Sunny Day´´
´´Alright….come on, sing a little bit with me….are those shoes ready? (chuckles) Steven has on new shoes….actually they´re Garry´s shoes, he lost his shoes, he wore ´em for 25 years (chuckles) the man is even faithful to his shoes, alright, here we go, one, two, three (chuckles) don´t hang up your rock´n´roll shoes, honey….´´

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party now? (cheers) well, if you´re gonna have a house party, first, the music has got to be raucous…..and second, you´ve got to get up off your ass now!… that´s right!….you ain´t that old yet (chuckles) that´s right, I wanna introduce 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….new shoes!….on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that bring the power hour after hour night after night, the mighty!!! Max Weinberg!!….that´s right, Brother….on the guitar, Secretary of faith and spirit, the great, great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Brother Dan Federici… this side of the stage, on guitar and vocals, First Lady of Love and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa…..take it, baby….rescue me, I want you in my arms, rescue me, ah, babe, with all your charms, ´cause I´m lonely and I´m blue, need your love…..come on and rescue me….and last but not least….Minister of soul…..king of Pittsburgh….ladies and gentlemen, I know you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you can´t because there´s only one Clarence Big Man Clemons….that´s right…..thank you, brother man, thank you, brother, thank you, brother, thank you, brother, oh, alright!….´´

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´Code of Silence´´
´´Thank you, I wanna bring out my good friend and fellow Pittsburghian, Joe Grushecky…. got it?….a little technical difficulty….an Irish guy and an Italian guy….here´s a song Joe and I wrote a few years back…..´´

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´Glory Days´´
´´Come on up, Johnny….gimme some lights….we got another Grus, Grushecky on the stage tonight, Johnny Grushecky….we´re passing it on down to the next generation, here we go….´´

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´My City of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….it´s always a pleasure to come into Pittsburgh, we appreciate your support, thank you….just wanna make notice of some friends we have with us in the hall tonight, folks from Just Harvest of Pittsburgh, their, uh, their goal is to eliminate hunger and economic justice, they mobilise (?) people and those concerned about hunger in the community….from ´95 to 2001 they helped train low-income women in community advocacy, leadership skills, they had high school kids involved in aiding hunger advocacy, (?) access to school breakfast and summer food for thousands of struggling children….they´re also out there working for policy changes in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to help improve treatment of people….on welfare, they are, uh….important here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Just Harvest, on your way out, please if you get a chance, check out what they´re doing, they could use your support, thank you…..this is for them….´´

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

04.12.02 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´´Santa Claus Is Coming to Town´´
´´Here we go now….bring those hats up, we need hats, hats!….´´

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