Story 2003-05-12 Brussels, Belgium

12.05.03 Brussels, Belgium, intro to ´Empty Sky´ (following ´Something in the Night´)
´´Danke, merci….that was a, uh….a song from the Darkness on the Edge of Town somebody requested yesterday so ´Something in the Night´, I wanna say, uh, (?)(chuckles) je suis content de vous revoir….good to see you too (?)(chuckles)….I wanna send, uh, send you the best from Patti, uh, she´s home with the kids right now but she´ll be out shortly….and uh, so this is from her to you, thank you…..need a little bit of quiet for these next few songs…..´´

12.05.03 Brussels, Belgium, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready ?….well, are you ready for a house party ? (cheers) what do you think, C ?….they´re almost ready….they´re not completely ready, no, no….help me out, Brother….if you´re ready for a house party….
are you ready down here on the floor ? (cheers) are we ready up there in the stands ? (cheers) are we ready way back in the stands there ? (cheers)(?)(chuckles)….well, to get really ready, two conditions have to be met (?) number one, the music has got to be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous, that´s right !….that´s our job….number two, everybody in the stands has got to get your (Clarence : (?)) ass out of your seat (chuckles) that´s right….it´s too cold to sit down….you´ve got to get the Belgian ass out of the seat, get it out there now, come on….it´s too cold to sit down, that´s right….(?)….because I wanna introduce to you right now the greatest little houseband in all the land….I wanna talk about on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art you Silvio ? Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, the man that bring the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour, night after night, he´s the Minister of the big beat, Secretary of syncopation and star of ´Late Night (crowd : ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg…..on the guitar, Secretary of heart and spirit, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, I´m proud to have on my stage, Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Minister of mystery, from Flemington, New Jersey, Brother Dan Federici….and I´m searching, oh, where is my baby ? where is my baby ? Miss Patti Scialfa, I miss my gal.…come back, baby, oh, come back, honey, oh (?)….and last but not least….that´s right….that´s right…..that´s right….. Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood….Emperor of all Belgium….ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you cannot because under the sun there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons !….that´s right….ooh, baby….oh yeah…..´´

12.05.03 Brussels, Belgium, intro to ´Sandy´
´´Thank you, this is a, uh….song I´ve gotten a few request for, we don´t play it much, we haven´t played it in a long time, I´m gonna give it a shot for a little girl outside the hotel there with her daddy….this was off our second album, an album called The Wild The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle….alright (chuckles)(?)….can you cheer me on a little bit here ? (chuckles)….´´

12.05.03 Brussels, Belgium, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´(?)….you´re looking good there…..everybody, everybody, everybody clap your hands….. that´s right….hey Steve….hey Stevie (Steve: ´Yeah ?´) I´m feeling kind of tired, baby…. (Steve: ´What ?´)….I said I´m feeling a little bit tired now (Steve: ´You gotta be kidding me, baby´) I do believe it´s quitting time (Steve: ´We´re just getting started´) oh, oh, oh, no, no, no, I do believe it is quitting time….(Steve: ´You can´t stop, you groove´) I think we gotta quit, man…..(Steve: ´There ain´t no stopping us now´) well, Stevie, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is…..if it ain´t quitting time, Stevie, then what time is it ?….(Steve: ´B-B-B, it´s Boss-time´)….
(….) Mister (chuckles) Mr.and Mrs.Belgium, what I wanna know is what time is it ? (crowd: ´Boss-time´)….´´

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