Story 2003-04-18 Ottawa, ON

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Evening, Ottawa….ah, so how´s the hockey going? (crowd cheers) yeah, I knew that (?) I knew that, I knew that….anyway, it´s good to be here….you look just exactly the same after 23 years, that´s incredible….thanks, I need a little bit of quiet for these next few songs, please, thank you….´´

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Growin´ Up´´
´´Alright….we´ll do this for this fellow with the sign here, alright….a request….help me out with this one, Roy….´´

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Well, are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers)….are you sure you´re ready to turn it up? (crowd cheers)….well, what do you think, C?….they, they, they´re almost ready but they´re not exactly ready, no….there´s two things you´ve got to have for a house party ….one….the music has got to be righteous….that´s my job….two, you´ve got to get up off your asses now!!!….that´s right, that´s right, that´s right, that´s right….now you´re looking good….because I wanna introduce to you to the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano we´ve got the illegimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan ….out of New York City, on violin and vocals, ´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, we´ve got the Tennesee Terror, the man that brings the thunder from way down under, Mr.Garry W. Tallent….on the drums, we´ve got the guru of rhythm, we got the Minister of the big beat and star of Late Night (crowd: ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, we got one of the greatest guitarists in rock´n´roll, Secretary of heart and spirit, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ and accordion, we got the Minister of mystery, Brother Dan Federici….to the far side of the stage, we got the First Lady of Love, on guitar and vocals, and my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….oh, baby!….and last but not least….do I have to say his name?….I wanna introduce to you the Minister of soul, Emperor of all Canada…ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but, I´m sorry, you cannot because under the sun there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons…alright… have mercy, have mercy, baby….have mercy, have mercy on me, baby….´´

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Alright, gimme some guitar, Monty….oh, that feels so good….are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) Stevie….(Steve: ´Yeah?´) I do believe it´s quitting time….I do believe it is time to go to the emergency room - Big Man fell on me….I do believe it is time to go home….well, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know, man….what I wanna know, man, is….is what time is it?….(Steve: ´Is this Ottawa? (crowd cheers) then it must be B-B-B-Bosstime´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs.Ottawa, all I wanna know is what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´)….´´

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….thank you….thank you….thank you very much….I wanna thank you for such a warm welcome tonight, thank you, you guys are great….woo!…thank you so much, oh….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show….we appreciate your loyalty and support and we´ll try to get back more often, I think….yes….gonna do this tonight for the folks that are here in the house from the Ottawa Foodbank, the Ottawa Foodbank distributes over nine tons of food a day and they serve more than 34,000 people a month, 44 percent of the folks that they help are kids, the Ottawa Foodbank, if you see them on your way out tonight, please stop by and check ´em out, give ´em your time and your support, I´ll do this for the Ottawa Foodbank….´´

18.04.03 Ottawa, Canada, intro to ´´Land Of Hope And Dreams´´
´´We´ll send this out tonight as a prayer for peace and the safe return of our sons and daughters and the peace and safety of the Iraqi people….this is ´Land Of Hope And Dreams´ ….´´

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