Story 2003-08-30 East Rutherford, NJ

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Waitin´on a Sunny Day´
´´Are there any Little Steven fans in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….his people are there….. come on, Steve (chuckles)….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Roll of the Dice´
´´Are you feeling lucky ? (cheers)….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Mary´s Place´
´´Are you ready ?….are you ready ?….are you ready….are you ready….are you ready for an official E Street Band end-of-the-summer house party ? (cheers) are you ready for an official E Street Band New Jersey end-of-the-summer house party ? (cheers)….alright now, oh yeah ….if you´re gonna have a house party….you´ve got to meet three conditions…..three…..first, the music has got to be raucous…..second, you´ve got to get your ass up out of your seat…. come on, get those asses up….that´s right, oh yeah, you´ve got to shake your booty now….oh yeah, that´s right, that´s right….and third, you´ve got to have at your service the greatest little houseband in all the land….I wanna say on the piano, we got the pathological piano pounder, Professor Roy Bittan…on the violin and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell….on the guitar we got Little Steven Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, we got Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the man that brings the power hour after hour night after night, star of ´Late Night (crowd : ´Television´) Mighty Max Weinberg….on the guitar, one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll, Brother Nils Lofgren….on the organ, out of Flemington, New Jersey, Phantom Dan Federici… the far side of the stage, we got the First Lady of love, on guitar and vocals, my sweetie baby honey child, my personal savior, Miss Patti Scialfa….and last but not least ….last but not least….ladies and gentlemen, you wish you could be like him but I´m sorry you can´t, Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood, Big Man Clarence Clemons….I want you to put your hands together for the heartstopping, pants-dropping, houserocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, Viagra-taking, lovemaking, death-defying, sexifying, I ain´t lying, legendary E Street Band…..did I mention ´sexifying´ ?….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Across the Border´
´´Oh, we got a special guest tonight, honored to have with us, she´s one of my favorite singers, a great, great lady, Miss Emmylou Harris….(?)….here´s a song that, uh, Emmylou did a beautiful version of….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´Gonna send this out tonight to the Berger family and the memory of Jim Berger….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´This Hard Land´
´´Gonna do this for my friend Bobby Muller in the audience tonight….welcome, Bobby….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Raise Your Hand´
´´(?)….anybody from Philly out there tonight ? (cheers)….I´ve seen it all now: my wife was just trimming her nails on Steve….
(….) I want everybody to get up out of their seat and gimme some of that old soul clapping…. and just raise your hand….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´My City of Ruins´
´´Thank you, New Jersey….I wanna thank everyone for coming to the show tonight, thank you very much….these shows we´ve done here have been a lot of fun and real exciting and I wanna say we appreciate your longtime support and thanks for just showing (chuckles)…. gonna send this out tonight for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, old friends of ours ….Foodbank ships up to 24 million pounds of food annually….they´re assisting the struggling citizens in 18 New Jersey counties, 40 percent of the people they help are kids, people who gotta choose between paying for food or paying their rent…..uh, they´re out there tonight on the boardwalk, they´ll be collecting donations and they´re also signing volunteers….if you´ve time, if you either have time or you can help them in any way, Community Foodbank of New Jersey are the good folks out there on the frontline fighting a good fight….this is for them….´´

30.08.03 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Land of Hope and Dreams´
´´Thank you….thanks again, I wanna thank everyone for coming out…..this is where I make my little public service announcement…..we have people coming to the shows of all different kinds of political beliefs and that´s something I really like that and we welcome everybody, there´s been a lot of questions raised recently about the forthrightness of our government, the way we entered the war in Iraq, I just wanna say that playing with the truth during the wartime´s been a part of both Democratic and Republican administrations in the past and it´s always wrong when the lives of our sons and daughters are on the line….and I think the question of whether we were misled into the war in Iraq´s not a Liberal or a Conservative question, it´s an American one, protecting the democracy that we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our sacred trust, as is demanding accountability from our leaders…. that´s the American way….so may the truth will out….that´s my public service announcement for the evening, there´s a….that same thing but…..that same thing but a lot funnier is in the Al Franken book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (chuckles) so check that out….come on, this is ´Land of Hope and Dreams´ !….´´

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