Story 2003-05-22 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

22.05.03 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Guten Abend alle….gut euch to sehen….wunderbar hier in Gelsenkirchen…..wo immer das ist!….thank you, good evening (chuckles) that´s all my German right there… more I got, uh…(asks in German for quiet for the next two songs)….´´

22.05.03 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a Gelsenkirchen house party? (crowd cheers) what is that? I don´t know (chuckles) woo! come on, C….well….if you´re gonna have a house party in Gelsenkirchen or anyplace else….three conditions must be met….one, the music has got to be (Clarence: ´Righteous´) righteous!….two, the music has got to be (Clarence: ´Righteous´) righteous!….and three, you´ve got to get up off your (Clarence: ´Ass´) your ass right now….you´ve got to get up off your ass! Let´s get the German ass out of the German seat….come on, baby, you can do it….because I wanna introduce you, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the piano, we got Professor Roy Bittan….on the guitar and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Little Steven Van Zandt….the man that brings the thunder from down under, that keeps the bass in your face, Mr.Garry W.Tallent…. on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour, night after night, Minister of the big beat, Secretary of syncopation and star of ´Late Night (crowd: ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, Secretary of spirit, Secretary of heart, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Mr.Nils Lofgren…..on the organ and accordion, Minister of mystery, Phantom Dan Federici….that´s right, baby….to this side of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals and my personal sweetie baby honey child, Miss Patti Scialfa…..thank you, baby….wooo!….and last but not least….Minister of soul….Secretary of the brotherhood, ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you can´t ´cause under the sun there´s only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons….the heart-stopping, earth-shocking, earth-quaking, ass-breaking E Street Band!….´´

22.05.03 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) Come on, Kid….hey, Steve!….(Steve: ´Yeah, baby?´) are you with me, baby? (Steve: ´Oh yeah´)….are you with me the whole way, dear? (Steve: ´All the way, baby´) is the band with me?….are the people with me? (crowd cheers) I don´t know, man, I think right now, I think it´s about quitting time….(Steve: ´Say it ain´t so!´) I think it´s about quitting time out there….(Steve: ´Say it ain´t so!´) I´ve got to go back to my Zimmer….(Steve: ´Say it ain´t so, baby´) I´ve got to go home….(Steve: ´Say it ain´t so!´)….I´m gonna get one of them big hot dogs….and watch some German pornographic films….(Steve: ´Now, that don´t sound bad´) …I think it´s quitting time, Steve (Steve: ´Alright, that´s it)….well, Steve, if it ain´t quitting time, what time is it?….(Steve: ´I think it´s Bosstime!´)….
(….) Mr.and Mrs.Germany, all I wanna know is what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´) what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´) what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime´)….´´

22.05.03 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you….I wanna thank everybody for coming to the show tonight, thank you very much….I know, uh….I know many of you have traveled a long ways and we appreciate your efforts and we just wanna thank you….say, uh, (speaks German)….´´

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