Story 2003-05-31 Dublin, Ireland
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31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´Good day to ya….thanks, it´s great to be back in Dublin….thanks for coming out, uh….I hope you´ll enjoy yourselves tonight….we´ve planned to kill ourselves making it so (chuckles) oh, thanks, need a little bit of quiet for these next two songs, thank you….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Waitin´ On A Sunny Day´´
´´So you wanna sing a little, huh? (crowd cheers)….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Please put that sign down, man (chuckles)….
(….) Are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers) Dublin-style by the way of New Jersey….well, C….I think some people are read….but some people are not….well, if you´re gonna have a house party….three conditions must be met….actually we´ll add a fourth one here in Dublin….one, you´ve got to have the Guinness….two, the music has to be (Clarence: ´Righteous´) righteous!….three, the music must be (Clarence: ´Righteous´) righteous!….and four, for fook´s sake, you´ve got to get up off your arse!….you´ve got to get up off the Irish ass now!…it´s time to come on up for the Irish-ass-rising!….you can do it, I know you can….
come on now….oh, very good….come on, we´re much older than you are, come on….
because I´m about to introduce to you the greatest little houseband in all the land….on the far side of the stage, a graduate of the Bruce College, which I see is doing very well over here in Dublin, we have on the piano, ladies and gentlemen, a Nobel has been overlooked somewhere, the illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, we got Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, we´ve got Silvio, Silvio, wherefore art thou, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass, we´ve got the man that brings the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums we´ve got 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, we got Secretary of heart and spirit, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ, keeper of all that is mysterious and secret on E Street, Brother Dan Federici….to this side of the stage, we´ve got the First Lady of Love, on guitar and vocals, my honey baby sweetie child, Miss Patti Scialfa….let´s get it on….we´re all sensitive people….yeah, baby (chuckles)
and last but not least….to the far side of the stage, the man himself….Emperor of all Ireland,
Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood….ladies and gentlemen, I know you wish you could be like him but you cannot because under the sun there´s only one Clarence Big Man Clemons….that´s right….that´s the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking legendary E Street Band!….wooo!…. that´s right, baby, yes it is….yes it is….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Kitty´s Back´´
´´Thank you, everybody…alright….come on, band….alright, we don´t play this one much but we´re gonna play it for this guy, uh, who obviously stole the bedsheet off his bedroom tonight (chuckles) yeah, hey, oh no, what is that? no, not even a bedsheet (chuckles) ok, let me guess: you´re from….alright (?)(chuckles) alright, let´s try it….nah, we better not!….I don´t know, we might fuck it up, I have no idea (?)….it´s gotta happen right here (?)….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Ramrod´´
´´Gimme a little guitar, Monty….and now for something completely different….are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)….
(….) Big Man on the move….Big Man walking….stand back 500 feet….
(….) Come on, Steve (Steve: ´That´s alright´)….come on, Bobby…rock that thing, kid….Steve (Steve: ´Yeah, baby?´) I do believe….I do believe it´s quitting time….ooh, yes, it´s getting very late….I got to go over there and get some fish and chips before Bernie´s closes (?)….I got to go back to the hotel and have one of them big, flat beers….that make you feel like you weigh 500 pounds….it´s quitting time, baby….yes, it is….oh, yes, it is….oh, yes….oh, yes…. I´m telling you….well, Steve, if it ain´t quitting time….what I wanna know is what time is it?….(Steve: ´The damn sun is still up, it´s Bosstime!´)….hold on, Brother, hold on….
(….) Thank you, Professor, o´ loyal (?) Mr. and Mr. Dublin, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is what time is it? (crowd: ´Bosstime!´)….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´´Born To Run´´
´´Now, what was supposed to happen….one, two….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Glory Days´´
´´Stevie….is the sun down yet?….follow me, boys….rock that thing, Professor O´Royal….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´My City Of Ruins´´
´´Thank you…I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight….(chuckles) thank you, we had a great time and, uh, I also wanna thank you for your years of loyalty and support, me and the E Street Band appreciate it, thank you….we will try to continue to serve you well….´´

31.05.03 Dublin, Ireland, intro to ´´Dancing In The Dark´´
´´(chuckles) Alright, let´s dance, everybody!….´´

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