Story 2002-12-09 Columbia, SC

09.12.02 Columbia, SC, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready for a house party ?…well, if you´re gonna have a house party…number one, the music has got to be raucous…..yes it does, yes it does…..and number two, number two, you must rise up off your ass !….that´s right, you must rise up off off your ass ! that´s important….come on, you ain´t that old, you ain´t that old, man….you ain´t that old either… you must rise !…that´s right, come on up for the ass-rising, please, thank you…..thank you very much…..because I want to introduce the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, we´ve got ten fingers that have no mercy !…the peripatetic piano pounder, ´Professor´ Roy Bittan…on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, ´Sister´ Soozie Tyrell….and of course, Silvio, Silvio, my God, you´re still alive, Little Steven Van Zandt on the guitar….(?) ….on the bass guitar, ´The Tennesee Terror´, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that bring the thunder up from down under, the mighty, mighty, mighty star of Late Night…. ´Mighty´ Max Weinberg….that´s right…..on the guitar, the secretary of heart and spirit, the great, great, great Nils Lofgren ….on the organ and accordion, ´Brother´ Dan Federici….on the side of the stage, First Lady of Love, on guitar and vocals and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….rescue me and put me in your arms, rescue me, babe, with all your charms, ´cause I´m lonely and I´m blue and I need you and your love too, come on and rescue me, thank you, baby ! …and last but not least….minister of soul….emperor of Carolina and all adjacent territories ….ladies and gentlemen, no, you wish you could be like him but you can´t, I´m sorry ´cause there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….(?)….they´re all here tonight….”

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