Story 2002-12-17 Indianapolis, IN

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Thank you and good evening….woah! thanks for being here tonight, we´re sorry we missed you the first time out….(?) hope we didn´t inconvenience you too much….we had a, uh, one-eyed sax player for a couple of weeks (chuckles)….thank you, need a little, some quiet for these next few songs, please, thank you…..´´

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers) alright….two very important things if you´re gonna have a house party….number one…..the music has got to be righteous….that´s right, and number two, you´ve got to get up off your ass out there….it´s come on up for the ass-rising….(?) you ain´t that old (chuckles) yeah, come on, you are (chuckles) alright…. come on up there…. alright, I wanna introduce the greatest little houseband in all the land, on the piano, the peripatetic, piano-pounding, pathological Professor Roy Bittan.…on guitar, we got Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou Silvio, Little Steven Van Zandt….´Up From The Underground´….on the violin, we got Sister Soozie Tyrell out of New York City….on the bass guitar, we got the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, we got the man that brings the power hour after hour, night after night, the mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty star of Late Night (crowd: ‘Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, we got the great, great Nils Lofgren….Brother Dan Federici on the organ and accordion….to the far side of the stage, we got the First Lady of Love, on guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa ….yes, baby….and last but not least, we got the Minister of soul….emperor of Indiana and all adjacent territories….the number one undisputed person….I know you wish you could be like him, ladies and gentlemen, but you can´t, I´m sorry, because there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….that’s right….that´s right….´´

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight, thank you very much….I appreciate your support out here in Indianapolis, thank you…..gonna do this for the folks from Cleaners, Cleaners Foodbank here in Indianapolis….right here in Indiana, uh…..Cleaners Foodbank, they distributef over, there´s millions of pounds of food that would normally´ve gone to waste…..they exist to put food on the tables of hungry Indiana families and stop the waste of food going on out there, with the…..with the economy and welfare reforms, there´s folks out there that need a hand…..this is for the folks from Cleaners, they´re out there in the hall tonight, the´d appreciate your time and your support, they depend on you….this is for them….´´

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, intro to ´´Born In The U.S.A´´
´´Thank you….I wrote this song 20 years ago….about a soldier involved in the Vietnam War, I wanna do it tonight as a prayer for peace…..´´

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, intro to ´´Santa Claus Is Coming To Town´´
´´Who´s gonna clean this up? ….´´
[I´m guessing there are a lot of Santa Claus-caps thrown onto the stage]

17.12.02 Indianapolis, IN, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´One more for Indianapolis….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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