Story 2003-03-04 Jacksonville, FL

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Thank you….thank you and good evening once again….great to be in Florida….where´s all that sunshine?…what happened?….alright, I need a little bit of quiet for these next few songs, please, thank you….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Waitin´ On A Sunny Day´´
´´Alright, we got any New Jerseyans out there? (crowd cheers) get out of here - how many from Florida? (crowd cheers) Jersey? (crowd cheers) Florida? (crowd cheers) Jersey? (crowd cheers) Florida? (crowd cheers)(chuckles) everybody sing….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Alright, are we ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are we ready for a East Coast-style house party? (crowd cheers) I don´t think everybody´s ready, man….I don´t think they´re ready!….because there´s two rules if you´re gonna have a house party….one, the music has got to be righteous….and two, you´ve got to get up off your ass now….that´s right…..that´s right….yes it is, yes it is….stand and deliver….because I wanna introduce you to the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, (?) piano-pounding (?) Professor Roy Bittan …..on the violin and fiddle, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell…on the guitar, the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou! Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, 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 (crowd: ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, Minister of spirit and soul, the great, great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….to the far side of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….woo!….rescue me, I want you in my 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….just a little, nice seduction technique, take that home and try it out, please….(chuckles) yes, hihhih, and last but not least….Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood….Emperor of all Florida….I´m talking about you wish you could be like him but you can´t, ladies and gentlemen, because there´s only one Clarence Big Man Clemons….oh, that´s right….it is just a fact (?)….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Let´s Go´´
´´Alright, here we go….give me a little bit, Roy (?) we´ll do something tonight as a, uh, one of the great, great fathers of rock´n´roll just passed away, a man by the name of Hank Ballard, Hank Ballard wrote ´The Twist´….along with ´Let´s Go,´ ´Sexy Ways,´ ´Annie Had A Baby,´ ´Work With Me, Annie,´ he´s a great, great, great, great father of rock´n´roll, without of whom and which, of course, we wouldn´t be here tonight, we´re gonna do, this is for Hank Ballard….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Glory Days´´ (following ´Let´s Go´)
´´We´ll send that one out for Hank Ballard….
(….) Come on, Steve….we gotta keep on rocking now, Brother….we can´t quit now, man…. hell, no….can we? (chuckles) oh no, we can´t….I don´t know….it might be time to go back to the hotel….get some room service….watch some pornographic films….no?….then let´s rock that thing, baby!….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you, thank you very much….thank you….thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….we appreciate your support…..gonna do something for some friends of ours in the hall tonight, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Northeast Florida….Second Harvest Foodbank of Northeast Florida served more than four million meals to the community last year, they distribute food and grocery products to northeast Florida´s struggling citizens, educate the public about the causes and possible solutions to the problem of domestic hunger….if you see them, those are the folks that are on the frontline doing a good work, if you see them on your way out there, please check them out, they can use your hand and use a little support or time or any help you can give ´em, this is for the Second Harvest Foodbank of Northeast Florida….folks that are out there doing a lot of the things we´re singing about so….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Born In The U.S.A´´
´´Thank you….I wrote this song in the, uh, early-´80s about the Vietnam War….want to, uh, send this out tonight as a prayer for peace and the safety of our sons and daughters and innocent Iraqi civilians, a prayer for a peaceful solution in the Mid-East….´´

04.03.03 Jacksonville, FL, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´One more for Jacksonville!….´´

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