Story 2003-06-22 Gothenburg, Sweden
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22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´Growin´Up´
´´This is for all the old fans out there…..´´

22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready ?…are you ready ?….are you ready ?….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) if you´re ready for a house party, raise your hand….alright, that looks pretty good, what do you think, C ? (Clarence: ´Yeah´) is that good ? (Clarence: ´Yeah´) that good enough ? (?)(chuckles)(?)….wait just a minute now, I believe that some people are ready for a house party….but some people are not completely committed yet….oh, oh no, we got to have full commitment (chuckles)….and three conditions have to be met, how many ? (Clarence: ´Three´) that´s right, that´s right….condition number one (?) the music has got to be raucous, baby (chuckles) condition number two, the music has got to be (Clarence: ‘Raucous´) raucous !….condition number three, you´ve got to get your (Clarence: ´Ass´) ass out of your seat….come on….it´s time to come on up for the Swedish ass-rising…. bring ´em up….and condition number (Clarence: ´Four´) you´ve gotta break the stadium…. that being said I wanna get ready to introduce to you, ladies and gentlemen, on this stage the greatest little houseband in all the land….starting on the piano, we´ve got the (?) Professor Roy Bittan…on violin and vocals, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Brother Steve Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour night after night, Minister of syncopation, Secretary of the big beat and star of ´Late Night (crowd : ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg…..on the guitar, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll….a man of Swedish ancestery….and yesterday was his birthday….let´s have a big round applause for Brother Nils Lofgren….this is your town, man, your town….you the man….on the organ and accordion, Minister of mystery, keeper of all the secrets on E Street, 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.…you (?) baby ….and last but not least…..don´t hold back now….Minister of soul, honorary Swedish citizen ….on the saxophone, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry folks you cannot because under the sun there is only one Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons…..rumble, young man, rumble …..(?)….that´s the heartstopping, pants-dropping, houserocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, legendary E Street Band….that´s right ….´´

22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´Big Man walking….Big Man on the move….
(….) Is it right, Steve ? (Steve: ´Sure enough´) are you ready to roll, Brother man ? (Steve: ´That´s right´)….Steve (Steve: ´Yeah baby ?´) I do believe….I do believe (Steve: ´What ?´) I do believe (Steve: ´What ?´) that it´s quitting time….I think it´s time to go home….(Steve: ´Say it ain´t so´) well, Steve, if it ain´t quitting time….then tell me, man, what time is it ?… (Steve: ´I believe we still got some stadium-wrecking to do, it´s Boss-time !´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs.Sweden, all I wanna know is what time is it ? (crowd: ´Boss-time !´)….´´

22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´Detroit Medley´
´´This is for you, Brother man, this is for you…..´´

22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you….I wanna thank, I wanna thank everyone for coming out to the shows we´ve done here in, in Sweden, in Gothenburg, thank you very much for coming down and seeing us….so I wanna say, uh….we´ve had just incredible audiences here both nights and you guys´ve just been absolutely fantastiskt (chuckles) and uh….this is a real home away from home for us and we appreciate that and I wanna say that vi vill tacka Sverige för den kärlek och (?) till vårt musik….thank you….(?) tack, Sverige….´´

22.06.03 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to ´Twist and Shout´
´´We got one more…..this is the stadium-breaker right here…..this is the one….are you ready ? (cheers)(?)….´´

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