Story 2003-06-28 Milan, Italy

28.06.03 Milan, Italy, intro to ´´Empty Sky´´
´´(speaks Italian)….it´s good to see you again, yes….very exciting to be here, very, very exciting for us, thank you….this was the, uh, beginning of our love affair here (chuckles)…. (asks for silence in Italian)….´´

28.06.03 Milan, Italy, 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) what do you think, C ?…is everybody ready? (Clarence: ´´Everybody´s ready´´) a lot of people are ready? (Clarence: ´´A lot of people ready´´) oh, not everybody?….not everybody?…oh, let´s go see, come on….to be ready for a house party, three conditions….three conditions must be met, one, the music has got to be (Clarence: ´Raucous´) raucous!….two, the music has got to be (Clarence: ´Raucous´) ooh, raucous!….and three, you gotta have your (Clarence: ´Ass´) ass out of your seats!….I think all the asses are out of their seats (?) are they ready? they´re ready, because, ladies and gentlemen, I wanna introduce to you the greatest little house band in all the land ….on the piano, Il Professore, Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, the 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, Minister of the big beat, the Secretary of syncopation and the star of ´´Late Night (crowd : ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, Secretary of the heart, Minister of the spirit, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Mr.Nils Lofgren….on the organ, keeper of the secrets on E Street, on the organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici…..on the far side of the stage, the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, my sweetie baby honey child, mi amore, Patti Scialfa….che bella, che bella…..and last but not least….the man himself….uomo grande….the
Big Man, Clarence Clemons….(?)….that´s right, that´s right….ladies and gentlemen, that´s the heartstopping, houserocking, pants-dropping, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, kings de amore, the legendary E Street Band….´´

28.06.03 Milan, Italy, intro to ´´Dancing in the Dark´´
´´We want to take a minute and, uh, wait a minute (?)(chuckles) we want to take a moment and thank our crew who´s been with us all through the European tour here (?) staged this wonderful show for you every night, please, a round of applause (claps his hands) soundmen, lightmen, stagebuilders, carpenters (?) thank you all, and now….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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