Story 2003-04-11 Vancouver, BC

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Woo, good evening….thank you, it´s nice to be back in Vancouver….I was coming out of the hotel and this guy with an album there….so I give him a little, you know, the, I give him the Pope-thing, I give him like….he says ´Jesus! You haven´t been here in 12 years, give me 30 seconds!´ (chuckles)…I´m gonna need a little bit of, little bit of quiet for these next few songs, please….´´

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers)….I think you´re almost ready, you´re not exactly ready….because if you wanna have a house party….you´ve got to have at least two things….one….the music has got to be righteous….that´s our job….two, you´ve got to get up off your ass now!!….that´s your job….come on, come on up for the ass-rising….let´s go, that´s right…ah, you´re looking good now, oh, you´re looking so fine, yeah, you´re looking good now….alright, Vancouver, I wanna introduce to you to the greatest little houseband in all the land….we´ve got the palpatating, the palpatating, piano-pounding illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace….Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….on the violin, out of New York City, we got ´Sister´ Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, we´ve got the keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art you Silvio, and a man comfortable anywhere in the world in his pyjamies, Little Steven Van Zandt, ladies and gentlemen….on the bass guitar, we´ve got the man that brings the thunder from down under, Mr.Garry W. Tallent….then we got the Minister of the big beat, the man that bring the power hour after hour night after night after night, and star of Late Night (crowd: ´Television´), Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, I´m privileged to have one of the greatest guitarists in rock´n´roll, Secretary of heart and spirit, the great Nils Lofgren….on the organ, we got, out of Flemington, New Jersey, Brother Dan Federici….keeper of the keys of mystery….to the far side of the stage, we got the First Lady of Love, on the guitar and vocals, and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….oh, I got sunshine on a cloudy day….when it´s cold outside, I´ve got the month of May….I guess….come on, baby….I tell you she plays it cool here but this is how I work it at home, man, it works there….alright….but I´ll be back, baby….and now last but not least….last but not least….we got the Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood ….Emperor of all British Columbia….do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) gimme a C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E, what´s that spell? (crowd: ´Clarence´) what´s that spell? (crowd: ´Clarence´) what´s that spell? (crowd: ´Clarence´)
´Big Man´ Clemons on the saxophone….woo!….sssh….pay no attention to the man behind the curtain….sshh….´´

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) (?) Steve….yo, Steve!….(Steve: ´Yeah, baby?)….I do believe….it´s quitting time, baby…. I think it´s going home time….I think it´s back to the hotel….a little cheeseburger…some of them British Columbian pornographic films….and sleepy time….if it ain´t quitting time, Steve, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is….what time is it?….(Steve: ´Is this Vancouver? (crowd cheers) then it must be B-B-B-Bosstime´)….
(….) What I wanna know is, Mr and Mrs Vancouver, what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´)…´´

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you, thank you, Vancouver….woo!….thank you very much, I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thanks for coming out to see us….oh….we appreciate your loyalty and support….we´ll make sure we don´t miss you next time….I wanna do this for some friends of ours in the audience tonight, some folks from the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society…they provide food, uh, there´s 25,000 people who need each week, one-third of which are kids so, uh, if you see them on your way out, please, uh, give your time and support to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank, this is for them….´´

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, intro to ´´Land Of Hope And Dreams´´
´´Thank you….I wanna send this out tonight as a prayer for peace, prayer for the safety and security of the Iraqi people, the safe return of our sons and daughters….this is ´Land Of Hope And Dreams´….´´

11.04.03 Vancouver, Canada, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´One more for Vancouver….´´

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