Story 2003-06-25 Vienna, Austria

25.06.03 Vienna, Austria, 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 real rocking house party? (cheers) if you're ready, I want you to say ´I´m ready´ (crowd : ´I'm ready´) I want you to say ´I'm ready, Boss´ (crowd : ´I'm ready, Boss´) alright, let me (?) about that, Big Man, they say they're ready (Clarence: ´I think they're ready´) are they ready ? (Clarence: ´Some are ready, Boss, some are ready´) some are ready but Big Man says some are not ready….we´ve got check this out…..I think I see what you mean, C….to be ready for a house party, three conditions, three, must be met, the music has got to be (Clarence: ‘Righteous!´) righteous! ….two, the music has got to be (Clarence: ‘Righteous!´) righteous!….three, you´ve got to get your (Clarence : ´Ass´) ass (Clarence: ´Out of your seat´) out of your seat….time to come up for the Austrian ass-rising….get up out there !….get up out there !….that's right, you too, that's right….asses up now….get 'em up, up….because, ladies and gentlemen…..I'm about to introduce to you the greatest little house band in all the land….that's right, on the piano, we've got the pathological, pathological, impractical Professor Roy Bittan on the piano….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, Little Steven 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 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 heart, Minister of spirit, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ, Minister of mystery, keeper of all secrets on E Street, Brother Dan Federici… the far side of the stage….on guitar and vocals, the First Lady of love and my honey baby sweetie child, Miss Patti Scialfa.…and last but not least…..Big Man Clarence Clemons on the saxophone !!!….that's right….you….you….(?)….ladies and gentlemen, that's the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking E Street Band….legendary E Street Band…..”

25.06.03 Vienna, Austria, intro to ´Incident on 57th Street´
´´Alright, wo !….you´re good, you´re good (chuckles) das ist gut….we haven't played this one on the tour yet like this but, uh, a lot of folks follow us around very faithfully so we're gonna give this one a shot for you tonight, my friend….(?)….”

25.06.03 Vienna, Austria, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´Come on, Stevie (Steve : Yeah baby´) are you with me, Kid ? (Steve: ´Oh yeah´) are yo with me all the way, baby ? (Steve: ´All the way, baby´) is the band with me ?….are the people with me ? (cheers)….shake that thing, Stevie….Stevie (Steve: ´Yeah´) Stevie….I do believe it´s quitting time…..time to go home….it´s time to quit right now….I´m gonna go back to the hotel….get me a beer….order up some Wiener schnitzel….oh yeah, baby…. well, Steve, if it ain´t quitting time, then tell me, buddy, what time is it ?….(Steve: ´It´s Boss-time !´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs.Austria, all I wanna know is what time is it ? (crowd: ´Boss-time !´)….”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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