Story 2003-05-08 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´The Rising´´
´´Good evening, Netherlands….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Thank you, danke wel….(speaks Dutch)(chuckles)….thank you, thanks for seeing, thanks for coming out tonight, good to see everybody….Patti wants me to send you her best, uh, the kids get Mom before the bands does so (chuckles) but uh….I´m gonna need a little quiet for these next few songs, thank you….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Waitin´ On A Sunny Day´´
´´Alright, let´s go….(crowd cheers) don´t, don´t encourage him, don´t encourage him….. (chuckles) come on, Steve….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Well, are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers) Netherland-style (chuckles) ah, what do you think, C?….I think some of these guys are ready but I´m not sure everybody´s ready….we can´t continue, we´ve got to check this out, come with me, Brother….alright, let me see what we´ve got here….that´s good….that´s, you get an A for effort there but….if you´re gonna have a house party….we´ve got to have, two conditions have to be met….how many, C? (Clarence: ´Two´) that´s right (chuckles)….condition number one….the music has got to be (Clarence: ´Righteous´) righteous, that´s right….condition number two, you´ve got to get your (Clarence: ´Ass´) out of your seat (chuckles)….it is time to come on up for the Netherlands (Clarence: ´Ass´) rising (chuckles) please (chuckles)….I´m talking to all you folks out there with seats (chuckles) abandon your seats….the Dutch ass my rise right now right here (chuckles) get ´em up….alright….there they go, there they go, come on, oh, let me look at it, alright….because I´m about to introduce you….to the finest collection of ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest little houseband in all the land….here tonight for your dancing and listening pleasure….I wanna introduce to you on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….out of New York City, on violin and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar….Silvio, Silvio, star of ´The Sopranos´-television show, Brother man, Little Steven Van Zandt….woo!….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, Minister of the big beat, Secretary of rhythm and star of ´Late Night (crowd: ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, Secretary of spirit and heart, I´m proud to have on my stage one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Nils Lofgren….Minister of mystery, on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici….to this side of the stage (pretends to cry) ooh, in absentia, Miss Patti Scialfa, I miss my baby…. I´m alright, I´m alright, I´m alright, it´s ok ….and last but not least….do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) I wanna (?) Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood….Emperor of all of Netherlands….ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but, I´m sorry, you can´t because under the sun there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Racing In The Street´´
´´Thank you….we´ve had a requests for this one…..´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Cadillac Ranch´´
´´Alright, we got a request for this one, gonna do this for this guy, alright, go ahead, Max…. ain´t played this one in a while, we might need some help….let me think - what key are we in?….woo! ask your mama….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Come on, give us some guitar…keep going….don´t stop now, baby….
(….) Come on, Steve….I do believe….it´s quitting time…..going home time now….time to go watch some tv….some of those fine European pornographic films….time to go get something to eat….I´m getting a little hungry….I´m feeling a little hungry right now….well, Steve….if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is….what time is it?….(Steve: ´According to local time, it´s B-B-B-Bosstime´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs. Rotterdam, what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´)….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Detroit Medley´´
´´I think you´re tired….I think you´re tired….no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´) no? (crowd: ´No´)….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´(chuckles) I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show we did the other night and tonight, thank you very much….we´ve, uh, we´ve been coming here since 1975, it was the first time we came into Amsterdam and I wanna thank all our fans in the Netherlands for their loyalty and support over all these years, we appreciate it very much, thank you….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Land Of Hope And Dreams´´
´´´Thank you….I´ll send this out tonight as a prayer for peace, ´Land Of Hope And Dreams´ ….´´

08.05.03 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´(crowd cheers)….(chuckles) That singing always gets me….´´

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