Story 2002-12-05 Toronto, ON

05.12.02 Toronto, Canada, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Evening, Toronto….oh….thank you, nice to be back here over the border….thanks….I need a little, uh, a little quiet for these next few songs, please, thank you…..´´

05.12.02 Toronto, Canada, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party now? (cheers) alright….rule number one, if you´re gonna have a house party, the music has got to be raucous….rule number two, you´ve got to get up off your ass now!…you ain´t that old….I wanna introduce to 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, Silvio, Silvio, Little Steven Van Zandt….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, mighty, mighty, mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, Secretary of heart and spirit, the great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Brother Dan Federici….and to the far side of the stage, First Lady of Love, on guitar and vocals, and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa…..hey, where would we go….the days when the rains came….and last but not least…. Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood…..king of all the northern territories….ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you can´t because there´s only one Clarence Big Man Clemons….(?)….´´

05.12.02 Toronto, Canada, middle of ´´Ramrod´´
´´Hey, Stevie….I think, I think it´s quitting time, baby….I think it´s Canadian bedtime, baby ….I think it´s time to go back to the Four Seasons and watch some pornographic films…. (Steve: ´No´)….well, Steve, all I wanna know is….what time is it…..(Steve: ´B-B-B-B-B-Bosstime´)…´´

05.12.02 Toronto, Canada, intro to ´´My City of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….it´s always great coming back to Toronto, a beautiful city, we always enjoy ourselves and thanks for your longtime support, appreciate it, thank you….oh….got some friends of ours in the house tonight, uh….on your way out, you get a chance to see the folks from the Daily Bread Foodbank here in Toronto….there´s over 150,000 people that use the foodbank here in the greater Toronto area every month….and the Daily Bread Foodbank is the second largest foodbank in Canada, they´re out there assisting the struggling citizens…. here in the Toronto area and, uh, they´re good folks out there on the frontline doing a good work so if you get a chance, please give ´em a hand, they can use your time and your support in any way….folks from the Daily Bread Foodbank here in Toronto, this is for them…..´´

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

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