Story 2007-11-04 Cleveland, OH

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Good evening, football fans! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) Cleveland, is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, Cleveland! (crowd cheers) woo!…thank you (crowd cheers)…ooh…alright…good to be here at the home of Rock´n´Roll Hall of Fame (crowd cheers) showing those photographs, I hope there´s none of the ones with my pants down*, that´s right (chuckles)…this is a song, it´s called “Magic,” this is the title song off our…smash LP (?)…it´s about living in, uh…living in times when the truth gets twisted into a lie and the lies get twisted into the truth…and the history goes spinning round and round on the wheel…oh, oh, be vigilant citizens (chuckles) that´s why this isn´t really about magic, it´s about tricks…”
[* There was a Lynn Goldsmith photography at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is located in Cleveland]

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “It´s Hard to Be a Saint in the City”
“This is for Cleveland! (crowd cheers)…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…that´s good… we´re so glad to be back here in the beautiful city of Cleveland tonight (crowd cheers) that´s right…this is a song called ´Livin´ in The Future´…but it´s about what´s happening now…how along with all the things that we love about America and about where we come from and who we are…over the past six years we´ve had to add things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and the rolling-back of civil liberties and no Habeas Corpus, the right to defend yourself against charges brought against you in court…we´ve seen the destruction of one of our most culturally important American cities get washed away…and because of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, you might think that these things don´t have a big effect on your life but all of these things are an attack on our Constitution, which means they´re an attack on our selves as Americans (some cheers) so this is a song about sleepwalking through changes that shouldn´t have happened here but that have happened here…but tonight the E Street Band is here ´cause we´re gonna do something about it! (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it!…´cause we´re musicians (chuckles) that´s a start, the rest is up to us – Max!…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Town Called Heartbreak”
“Oh yeah…let´s hand it over to the women for some woman power here…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Be True”
“This is for Obie!…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Cleveland! (crowd cheers) thank you, we thank you, we thank you for coming out tonight…thank you so much…alright, we got some friends in the hall tonight, folks from the Cleveland Foodbank…they were the Nation´s Foodbank in the year 2006, one-dollar donation can help them provide dinner for a family of four that wouldn´t otherwise have enough to eat, please, on your way out, assist the Cleveland Foodbank, they´re good folks out there on the frontline doing God´s work, they can use your help…your time or your support, this is for them…and for all the Ohio girls (crowd cheers) one girl from New Jersey…here´s to the little flower girls that out here (?)…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, intro to “Kitty´s Back”
“Alright, back in the old Agora days, here we go…”

04.11.07 Cleveland, OH, middle “American Land”
“Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the 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) Cleveland! (crowd cheers) you´ve just witnessed the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

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