Story 2007-11-05 Auburn Hills, MI

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Detroit! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, Detroit (crowd cheers) thank you, thank you for coming out tonight (crowd cheers) this is a song, uh, this is the title track from our smash album (chuckles)…ooh…over the past six years it´s always been…you´ve had to sit back and watch the truth get spun into a lie and the lies get spun into the truth and the wheel of history spin round and round and round…so, uh…this isn´t really about magic, I tell the folks each night, it´s about tricks…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Good evening, Detroit! (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your wonderful city tonight…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 the place we call “home”….over the past six years we´ve had to add to the American picture things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and the rolling-back of civil liberties….no Habeas Corpus, the right to defend yourself against charges brought against you in court… we´ve seen one of our most culturally important American cities washed away…and because of the color of your skin or your circumstances or your religion, you may think that these things have a little 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 (crowd cheers) this is a song about sleeping through things that shouldn´t have happened here that have happened here…so the E Street Band is here tonight ´cause we´re gonna do something about it! (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it!…we´re musicians (chuckles) that´s a start….and the rest is, is up to us – Max!…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “The Promised Land”
“Let´s bring it back home…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “I´ll Work for Your Love”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) alright, a debut for Detroit, go ahead… (the piano intro starts)…do we have any lovers out there? (crowd cheers) do we have any lovers out there? (crowd cheers) ah, that´s right…but it don´t come free…you gotta work for it…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Thank you, Detroit! (crowd cheers) alright, thank you (crowd cheers) thanks for coming out (crowd cheers) oh yeah!…alright, we got some friends of ours in the hall from Detroit, Michigan, we´ve the Cleaners, here in Detroit times are hard…the Cleaners Foodbank is here tonight, they accept donations, every dollar you donate allows them to provide three meals to a struggling… struggling neighbour, on your way out, please check out the Cleaners, they´re good folks on the frontline doing God´s work here in Detroit (crowd cheers) oh yeah…this is for all the Michigan girls (crowd cheers) and one girl from New Jersey…(chuckles) let´s hear it, girls (crowd cheers) that´s a crazy sound (chuckles)…”

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to “Ramrod”
“Alright, what do you got there?…there was a sign – where did it go?…this kid´s been rocking all night long (crowd cheers) that kid´s six, they tend to be asleep by now…so this is for Noah (crowd cheers)…alright, brother man…unplayed in five years…(?)…Steve!…
(…) Hey, Stevie!…is it closing time? (crowd: “No”)(Steve: “I don´t know, maybe) is it pizza time? (crowd: “No”)(Steve: “Might be”) (crowd cheers)(Steve: “Not yet”) then, Stevie, all I wanna know is …what time…is it?… (crowd cheers)(Steve: “It´s Boss-time!”)…”
[*A six-year-old named Noah had a sign saying “Ramrod Please.”]

05.11.07 Auburn Hills, MI, middle of “American Land”
“Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (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) Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Detroit! (crowd cheers) you´ve just witnessed the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

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