Story 2003-04-14 Edmonton, AB

14.04.03 Edmonton, Canada, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Yeah….hello, Edmonton….thank you….it´s nice to be back….this is about as far north as they let you go before they revoke your New Jersey citizenship…well, we took the Wayne Gretzky Drive getting down here….slept last night in the, uh, Wayne Gretzky Motel….over my bed there was a little clock that said ´Wayne Gretzky slept here´….I got up this afternoon and I had a cheeseburger a la Gretzky, that was very good….the same thing happens if you go to Asbury Park….thank you, I need a little bit of quiet for these next few songs, thank you….´´

14.04.03 Edmonton, Canada, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers)….I don´t know, what do you think, C?….they look almost ready, almost ready, not completely ready, they´re not completely ready….alright….to get completely ready….there´s two conditions that have got to be met…. two states of rock´n´roll grace that have got to be attained….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, that´s right, come on now….let me see you, now you´re looking good, oh yeah….let´s hear it for yourself (crowd cheers) God bless you, that´s right (chuckles) because we´re gonna have ourselves a rock´n´roll baptism….and first I wanna introduce to you to the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, ´Sister´ Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, star of the Sopranos-television show, Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, the Tennesee Terror, Mr. Garry W. Tallent….on the drums, the man that bring the power hour after hour night after night, star of Late Night (crowd: ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, one of the greatest guitarists in rock´n´roll, Secretary of heart and spirit, Mr. Nils Lofgren….we got the Minister of mystery, Maestro, on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici….on the far side of the stage, we got the First Lady of Love, we got, uh, I´m searching for you, baby, I´m looking for you, baby, the First Lady of Love and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa ….woo!….and last but not least, last but not least, we got the Minister of soul, we got the Secretary of brotherhood, we got Emperor of all Alberta and all of Canada, we got the man, how can I describe him? I know, ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but, I´m sorry, you can´t because under the sun there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons…. that´s right…that´s right….that is correct….oh yeah….now I want you to listen to me….´´

14.04.03 Edmonton, Canada, intro to ´´Incident On 57th Street´´
´´Thank you….(?)(chuckles)….woo!….thank you, Brothers and Sisters (chuckles)….this is a request, I´ll do it for some, uh….some friends I met in Calgary last night, this is for you guys ….a little more piano, Monty…oh, let´s see if I can get the hands on it….´´

14.04.03 Edmonton, Canada, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Ooh, that feels good….are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) Steve….(Steve: ´Yeah?´) I think it´s about quitting time….I think it´s time to go home (?) ….we´re too far north and it´s time to go home….I wanna go back to the hotel….get one of them cheeseburger a la Gretzkys and….well, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is, Steve….is what time is it?….(Steve: ´Is this Edmonton? (crowd cheers) then it must be B-B-B-Bosstime….
(….) Edmonton, all I wanna know is what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´)….´´

14.04.03 Edmonton, Canada, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….thank you, Edmonton….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight, thank you very much….I wanna thank all you folks that´ve been to the last three shows that we´ve done here….in Vancouver, here in Calgary and here in Edmonton, we haven´t been here in a while and we´ve really received such a warm welcome, we really appreciate….your loyalty and support….I´m gonna do this tonight for some folks in the audience from the Edmonton Foodbank, the Edmonton Foodbank, they, uh, collect donated food and they were founded in 1981, they were the very first foodbank here in Canada, they assist over 12,000 people each month, they could use your support and your time (?) if you see them on your way out, those are folks doing a good work, the Edmonton Foodbank….´´

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