Story 2007-11-19 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA

Intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Boston! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Magic”
“Thank you and good evening (crowd cheers) hello, Boston (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out tonight (crowd cheers) appreciate it…this is the…title song from our latest…CD…we’ve been living through an unprecedented time of, of deceit and betrayal when we see the truth twisted out till it comes out a lie and lies twisted till they come out sounding like the truth (some cheers from the crowd) and, uh, the wheel of history spins round and round and round and we all go along for the ride so this is a song that’s, uh, I tell the folks every night it’s not really about magic, it’s really about tricks…”

Intro to “Livin’ in the Future”
“Good evening, Boston! (crowd cheers) we’re so glad to be here in your beautiful city tonight (crowd cheers) home of the 2007 World Series Champions (crowd cheers) you know the rest…I guess that first time was no fluke…yes, it’s about time you took one from those preening, arrogant, egotistical, greedy bastards down in New, New, New…New Haven, Connecticut!…oh!…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 America and the towns and the cities that we come from and the things that make us feel a part of, of our home, we’ve had to add to the American picture in the past six years things like rendition and illegal wiretapping, the rolling-back of civil liberties, no Habeas Corpus, or the right to defend yourself against charges brought against you in court…now, because of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, you might think that these things don’t have an immediate impact on your life…but all these things are an attack on our Constitution, are an attack on all of us as Americans and on our moral authority around the world…so this is a song about sleeping, sleepwalking through changes that shouldn’t have happened here that have happened here…but the mighty, mighty E Street Band is in town tonight to do something about it (crowd cheers) we’re gonna sing about it! (crowd cheers) we’re musicians…that’s a start and after that it’s up to all of us so…Max!…”

Intro to “Sandy”
“Bring it down, Dan (chuckles)…alright, come on up, kid…ladies and gentlemen, the winner of Ted Mack Amateur Hour in nineteen…not that long ago (laughs from the crowd)(chuckles) Danny Federici (crowd cheers) alright, here’s happy birthday, Pam…yes (chuckles) alright, boys…”

Intro to “The E Street Shuffle”
“We’re gonna give you a double shot of the Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (crowd cheers) alright (strums his guitar) for everybody from Joe’s Place, from Oliver’s…Paul’s Mall (chuckles)… are you ready, Band?…are the people ready? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Yes, yes (crowd cheers) yes, yes (crowd cheers) thank you, Boston, thanks for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) thank you…we got, uh, friends in the hall here from the Greater Boston Foodbank (crowd cheers) we got winter coming and there’s a lot of struggling families here in the Boston area that will have to choose between paying for food and paying for heat, Greater Boston Foodbank feeds 83,000 people a week so please give ‘em what you can on your way out so they don’t have to make that choice this winter, these are folks out on the frontline doing God’s work, please support the Greater Boston Foodbank…alright…here’s one for all the Massachusetts girls, let’s hear you (crowd cheers) little bit louder now (crowd cheers)(chuckles) and one special girl from New Jersey, come on…”

Intro to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Come on out, Pete, Peter Wolf!…”

Intro to “American Land”
“This is for Evan!…this is for the Murphys!…”

Middle of “American Land”
“Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) Dan Federici (crowd cheers) and Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Boston, you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard rocking, booty-shaking, earthquaking, lovemaking, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E Street Band! (crowd cheers)…

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