Story 2007-10-05 Philadelphia, PA

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Are you ready for the thriller in Philly? (crowd cheers) well, then is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, Philadelphia (crowd cheers) thank you (crowd cheers) this is, uh…this is the title song from my new record…it’s not actually about magic, it’s actually about tricks…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Livin’ in the Future”
“Good evening, Philly (crowd cheers) is it working for you? (crowd cheers) alright…I’m so glad to be in Philadelphia tonight (crowd cheers) I’m so glad to be here in the beautiful city of brotherly love (crowd cheers) that’s right…reminds me of all the things that we love about America, like them Philly cheese-steaks (crowd cheers) oh, cheeseburgers, French fries, the Bill of Rights (crowd cheers) Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) that’s right – oh, baseball, right, baseball (crowd cheers) I predict they will rise! (crowd cheers) but I can’t guarantee it (laughs from the crowd)… this is a song called “Livin’ in the future” but what it’s really about is what’s happening now…about how there’s things that have… happened here over the past six years that we never thought would have happen here in American…rendition, illegal wiretapping, no right to Habeas Corpus, the rolling-back of civil liberties…attack on the Constitution – well, we plan to do something about it (crowd cheers) we plan to sing about it right now…alright…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “My Hometown” (following “Brilliant Disguise”)
“Miss Patti Scialfa…she’s got a new record out too…that’s right…on sale in the lobby…with some fine, with some fine t-shirts…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Thundercrack”
“(?)…woo! come on (crowd cheers) I played this song in Philadelphia…before the Liberty Bell was cracked, baby (chuckles) it was still good when I played this song…I think this is what cracked it (?)…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Thank you (crowd cheers) the thriller in Philly! (crowd cheers) it ain’t over yet…I wanna thank our friends (?) from the Philabundance (?) here in Philadelphia, PA, Philabundance is the largest foodbank and food-rescue, food-rescue program in the Delaware Valley…if you see them on the way out, please give them a hand, Philabundance, they can use your help…I’ll send this one out to them…”

05.10.07 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “American Land”
“I wanna thank everybody for coming out, thank you (crowd cheers) oh, a great crowd, thank you, woo!…alright…we’re at a crossroads, an important moment in American history so take this song with you, get out there, let your voice be heard (?) and let freedom ring…(the music starts)…
(…) Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) Garry Tallent (crowd cheers) Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Dan Federici (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) that’s the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-quaking, earth-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi

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