Story 2003-07-15 East Rutherford, NJ
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15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Empty Sky´
´´Evening, New Jersey….oh, good to see you….we´ve been all around the world, it´s nice to be back home….thank you, it´s been a while since we´ve been here (?) it´s nice tonight…. need a little bit of quiet for these next few songs, thank you…..”

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Sherry Darling´
´´Gimme some light….lights, lights, lights…alright….are you ready, C ?….we´ve got a little summer song for you….is everybody ready for summer ? (cheers)….”

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, 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 ?…C says ´It´s opening night….sometimes people kind of tight´, he says some people ready, some people ain´t ready….(?)….to be ready for a house party (cheers) that´s better, two conditions have to be met, three conditions, one, the music has got to be (Clarence : ´Raucous´) raucous ….two, the music has got to be (Clarence : ´Raucous´) raucous….three, you´ve got to get your (Clarence : ´Ass´) ass out of your seat, baby….I´m talking all the way up in the back now…. alright….because I´m about to introduce to you the greatest little house band in all the land ….that´s right….that is right….I wanna say at the far end of the stage, on the piano, the illegitimate son of Jerry Lee Lewis and Liberace, Professor Roy Bittan….on the violin and vocals, out of New York City, we´ve got Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar, star of the ´Sopranos´-television show, the coolest little dj in the U.S.A, ´Up from Little Steven´s Underground´, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, the Tennesee Terror, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….that´s right….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour night after night, I´m talking about the 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 heart and spirit, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ and accordion, hailing from Flemington, New Jersey, keeper of all the secrets on E Street, Phantom Dan Federici…..to the far side of the stage, we´ve got the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals and my sweetie baby honey child, Miss Patti Scialfa….I believe in miracles, where you from, you sexy thing ?….yeah, baby, yeah, baby and last but not least….Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood, do I have to say his name ?….on the saxophone, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you can´t because under the sun there´s only one Clarence Big Man Clemons….that´s right, that´s the heartstopping, pants-dropping, houserocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, legendary E Street Band…..”

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Ramrod´
´´Hey Steve….I think it´s quitting time, baby….it´s quitting time (?)…I got to get my ass on the Turnpike….I wanna go to the beach early in the morning….I´m going home, Kid…. quitting time, thanks for coming….you were great….(?)….hey Steve….if it ain´t quitting time, Steve (chuckles) then what time is it ?….(Steve : ´Are we in New Jersey ? (cheers) the swamps of Jersey ? (cheers) it must be Boss-time´)….
(….) Mr. and Mrs.New Jersey, all I wanna know is what time is it ? (crowd : ´Boss-time´)

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Seven Nights to Rock´
´´We´ve got seven nights at the Giants Stadium….and I wanna tell you what we´re gonna do….”

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you….thank you very much….oh yeah….I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight…..thank you very much….oh….the response to our shows here were really just so wonderful and….what can I say, it´s been a long time and uh…..we appreciate your support (chuckles)….speaking of which, we´ve got the Community Foodbank of New Jersey out in the hall tonight, you´ll see ´em on your way out, I hope….they´ve been friends of ours for a long time and uh….they ship up 24 million pounds of food to 18 New Jersey counties, they´ve been at for, uh….way over 20 years now….and 40 percent of the people that they, they assist are kids so on your way out please check out the Foodbank of New Jersey, they´re worth your time and your support, this is for them…..also a little plug for Asbury Park, it´s coming along, if you get a chance…..stop down along the business district, there´s a lot of art, art galleries and coffee shops and there´s some neat new clubs that´ve opened up and uh….if you got a weekend here, it´s worth your time down at the Shore so I´ll send this out to my friends down there too….oh yeah….”

15.07.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Land of Hope and Dreams´
´´A little bit of light for me…..up front, please…..this is uh, once again I wanna thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight….what I like about it I know people of, people with all different kinds of political beliefs come out and see us and I, I like that, you know, and we welcome all and uh, there´s been a lot of questions raised recently about the forthrightness of our government and this playing with the truth has been part of both Democratic and Republican administrations in the past and it´s always wrong….never, never more so than when there´s real lives at stake…..and the question of whether we were misled into war with Iraq isn´t a Liberal or a Conservative question or a Republican or a Democratic question, it´s an American question….and uh….protecting of the democracy that we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our responsobility and it´s our trust…..and demanding accountability is our job as citizens….that´s the American way so may the truth will out….. that´s our public service announcement for tonight…..this is ´Land of Hope and Dreams´…..”

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