Story 2007-12-19 London, England

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Alright, London! (crowd cheers) you´ll be [changed?] right now! (chuckles) come on, Steve!…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, London (crowd cheers) thanks for, thanks for coming out tonight…in this very big building, this is a big building (chuckles) it´s alright, we are the big building killers, that´s the name of our (crowd cheers) also known as the dead ass killers for you, you folks in your seats (chuckles) anyway, this is the title song from our…from our new record, this is sort of…unfortunately we´ve lived through six years of George Bush and unfortunately you´ve had to also (crowd cheers) but it was, uh, I´ve lived a little while now and it was still astonishing to watch the truth twisted into lies and lies get turned and turned till they…till they sounded like the truth and watch such a terrible tragedy occur so, uh, this is called “Magic,” it´s not really about magic, it´s really about tricks…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Good evening, London! (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your beautiful city tonight! (crowd cheers)…this is a song called “Livin´ in the Future”…but it´s about what´s happening now…where we come from…how along with all the things that we love about our home and America, 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 and no Habeas Corpus – that´s the right to defend yourself against charges brought against you in court – these are all changes that would have seemed impossible and, uh, it shows what a little bit of fear and demagoguery will do but it´s, this is a song about sleeping through things, sleeping through changes that you never thought you´d see so…but the mighty E Street Band is here to do something about it! (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it…we´re musicians (chuckles) we´ll see where that takes us – Max, help me out…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Racing in the Street”
“Alright, you´ve been, you´ve been following us around for about two months so (chuckles) with that one sign so we´re gonna get that one for you tonight, uh…play it, Roy…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“(chuckles) Thank you, thanks for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) an excellent building this building, an excellent building…alright…this is, uh, we do have some friends with us in the hall tonight, folks from Crisis U.K, they´re right here in London (crowd cheers) yes, since 1967, Crisis U.K, they´ve worked year round to help the vulnerable and marginalized struggling citizens of London through crisis of homelessness, which this time of year falls just unbearably heavy on people´s shoulders (crowd cheers) they´re helping to transform their lives and in 2004 they used this very venue right here as a homeless shelter during the cold winter so if you see them on your way out, help out Crisis U.K, and this is for all the London girls (crowd cheers) the London girls (crowd cheers) it´s like a fantasy of ours, come on – the London girls (crowd cheers) yeah, oh, and one from New Jersey who sends her love and regards…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Jungleland”
“Alright…alright, we got that one for you…this is for this gentleman and London, here we go, go ahead…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Born to Run”
“Thank you, this is for Mike and Charlie Smith…”

19.12.07 London, England, middle of “American Land”
“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) in for Dan Federici, Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and the next king of England: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) London, you´ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

19.12.07 London, England, intro to “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
“Come on, Roy (Roy starts the piano intro) do you believe in Santa Claus? (crowd cheers) do you believe in Santa Claus? (crowd cheers)…
(…) Oh, thank you for a great night, London (crowd cheers) (Clarence: “Ho-ho-ho!”) Stevie, I think I hear him, man… here he comes over the North Pole…he´s on his way…he´s on his way…do you believe in Santa Claus? (crowd cheers)…”

19.12.07 London, England, after “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
“Happy Holidays from the E Street Band!…we´ll see you in the summertime (crowd cheers) we wanna thank all you fans that we´ve seen following us all across Europe, thanks for all the (?) the lovely girls from England, Spain, thank you…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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