Story 2003-06-21 Gothenburg, Sweden

21.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´Waitin´ On a Sunny Day´
´´This is for Nils on his birthday….´´

21.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, 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 all night long now ? (cheers) till the sun go down, baby….all night long, yes, yes, Big Man, they´s telling me that they´re ready (Clarence: ´Some are and some not´) they say that they´re ready….but I´m not sure (cheers) I´m not so sure (cheers) I´m still not sure (cheers) I´m still not sure (cheers) I´ve got to be positive (cheers) one more time (?)(cheers) oh, one more time (cheers) some people are absolutely ready but some people….are not ready yet, come on, C…because to be ready for a house party, three conditions must be met….maybe four conditions tonight….one, the music has gotta be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous !….two, the music has got to be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous !….three, everybody´s got to get their (Clarence : ´Ass´) ass out of their seats, that´s right, get the Swedish ass out of the Swedish seat.…come on up, everybody up there in the balcony….and four, we gotta break the stadium here….that´s right….that´s right ….that.s right….because, ladies and gentlemen, I want to introduce to you the greatest little houseband in all the land….at the far side of the stage, on the piano, we have Professor Roy Bittan…on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, we’ve got Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Brother Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, we got the man that brings the thunder from down under, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, we got the man, Minister of the big beat, Secretary of syncopation, the man that brings the power all night long, night after night after night, hour after hour, and star of ´Late Night (crowd : ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg…..ladies and gentlemen, on the guitar….Secretary of heart…..Secretary of spirit….one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll…..hails from this country (chuckles) and it´s his birthday too….Nils Lofgren….there he is….say it again (cheers)….on the organ, on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici… the far side of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, and my sweetie baby honey child…..Miss Patti Scialfa.….wild thing, I think you move me…..last but not least… I have to say his name ?….do I have to say his name ?…. do I have to say his name ? Minister of soul, honorary Swedish citizen (chuckles) you wish you could be like him but you can´t because under the sun there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons on the saxophone….that´s right, give it up….ladies and gentlemen, that´s the heartstopping, pants-dropping, houserocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, legendary E Street Band…..that´s right…..´´

21.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´Stevie…..Steve (Steve : ´Yeah baby ?´) I do believe it´s quitting time…..oh yeah (Steve: ´Yeah ?´) oh yeah….it´s time to go back to the hotel….yes it is….I gotta go back and watch some of those fine Swedish pornographic films….on (?) channels….I´m going, baby, I´m going, it is quitting time….Steve, if it ain´t quitting time, what I wanna know is what time is it ?….(Steve: ´I´m not sure bu it sounds like B-B-B-Boss-time !´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs.Sweden, all I wanna know is what time is it ? (crowd: ´Boss-time !´)….”

21.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´Twist and Shout´
´´One more…..from 1985….I think this is the one that broke the stadium…..just for Gothenburg….Sweden….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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