Story 2007-11-11 Washington, DC

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Washington! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, Washington! (crowd cheers) thank you, thank you …glad to be here tonight…this is the, uh, title song from our smash LP….it´s about, living through a time when the truth gets twisted into lies and lies get twisted into the truth and the wheel of history spins round and round so, hey, this is where it happens! (chuckles) we are here in the city of magic…but it´s not really about magic, this song, it´s really, the song´s really about tricks…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your wicked, I mean your beautiful city tonight (crowd cheers) that´s right…this is a song called ´Livin´ In The Future´… but it´s about what´s happening now…about how along with all the things that we love about our home and America and the place that we come from and all the things we want to keep and preserve… 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 in court…and because of the color of your skin or your circumstances or your religion, you might feel that these things don´t have a big effect on your life but all of these things are an attack on our Constitution, which is an attack on our very selves (crowd cheers) so this is a song about sleeping through things that you thought would never happen here that have happened here…but the E Street Band is here tonight to do something about it! (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it… we´re musicians (chuckles)…that´s a start, after that it´s up to everybody, I guess (chuckles) Max!…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “The Promised Land”
“This is for Mark and all the guys from the Bethesda Naval Hospital…we´re honoured to have you guys here tonight, let´s hear it for them (crowd cheers) this is for you guys…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “I´ll Work for Your Love”
“Thank you…our friends from Bethesda (?)…do we have any lovers out there tonight? (crowd cheers) there´s gotta be more than that…do we have any lovers out there tonight? (crowd cheers) alright, this is for you…love´s good but you gotta work for it…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Devil´s Arcade”
“This is for my good friend Bobby Muller* and for Veteran´s Day (crowd cheers)…”
[* the president of Veterans for America, formerly Vietnam Veterans for America]

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Thank you very much…woo!…alright, we´re gonna do, uh, got some friends in the hall tonight from the Capitol Area Community Foodbank (crowd cheers) they´re the largest public foodbank in the Washington D.C metropolitan area, last year they distributed 20 million pounds of food right here in D.C, please on your way out, they´re the folks out on the frontline doing God´s work, that´s the Capitol Area Community Foodbank, please pledge them your support (crowd cheers) alright…we´re gonna do this one for all the girls tonight, girls, let´s hear you (crowd cheers) oh, that´s a nice sound…for all the D.C girls and for one special girl from New Jersey, alright (crowd cheers)…[music starts] well, the streetlights shine down on Blessing Avenue – turn the lights up so I can see ´em…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, intro to “Growin´ Up”
“Alright…we haven´t played this one yet on this tour but I´m pretty sure we remember it…gonna do this for Andrew (chuckles) who has a lifetime pass to any E Street Band show…yeah, friend, gonna do this for you…”

11.11.07 Washington D.C, middle of “American Land”
“Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven (crowd cheers) my cousin Frankie from the Sessions Band (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) Washington! (crowd cheers) you´ve just witnessed the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

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