Story 2003-06-19 Oslo, Norway

19.06.03 Oslo, Norway, intro to ´´Sherry Darling´´
´´(?) hold that sign up, Son! You, you, you have won the jackpot, my friend, you! (chuckles) ….´´

19.06.03 Oslo, Norway, middle of ´´Mary´s Place´´
´´Are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready?….are you ready for a house party? (cheers) are you ready for a house party? (cheers) hey, Big Man….are they ready? (Clarence: ´´Yeah, baby, they´re ready´´) everybody ready? (?)…Big Man says some are ready, some are not….let´s check this out….because if you wanna have a house party, three conditions….gotta be met….number one, the music has gotta be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous!….number two, the music must be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous !…and number three, and most important of all, you´ve got to get your (Clarence : ´Ass´) ass out of your seat!….that´s right, it´s time to get up for the ass-rising!….get the Norwegian ass out of the Norwegian seat, please.…(?)….because I´m about to introduce to you the greatest little houseband in all the land….to the far side of the stage, on the piano….the (?) pathological piano-pounding Professor Roy Bittan…on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Brother 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 bring the power hour after hour night after night all night long, 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, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Minister of mystery, Brother Dan Federici….to the far side of the stage, on guitar and vocals, the First Lady of love and my sweetie baby honey child, Miss Patti Scialfa.….(?)….I´ll do my Barry White, baby….and last but not least…..ladies and gentlemen, I don´t like to tell you your business but I believe that Nobel has been overlooked ….on the saxophone, Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood, you wish you could be like him but you can´t because under the sun there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons ….that´s right….the Nobel Prize for soul (chuckles)….ladies and gentlemen, that´s the heartstopping, pants-dropping, houserocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, legendary E Street Band….that´s right….´´

19.06.03 Oslo, Norway, intro to ´´Where the Bands Are´´
´´I´m gonna try and play this for this guy over here….alright….you fuck this one up….the door! (chuckles)….´´

19.06.03 Oslo, Norway, middle of ´´Ramrod´´
´´Stevie (Steve: ´´Oh yeah´´) I do believe it´s quitting time….I do believe it is time to go home ….I think it´s quitting time, folks….(Steve: ´´It doesn´t look that way´´)….we´re gonna play till the sun go down….does the sun go down?….(?) quitting time, all I wanna know is if it ain´t quitting time, well, then what time is it?….(Steve: ´´Oh-oh, it´s Boss-time´´) what´s that?….
(….) Mr.and Mrs.Norway, all I wanna know is what time is it? (crowd: ´´Boss-time!´´)….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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