Story 2008-03-02 Montreal, QC
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02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “Night”
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of Montreal (crowd cheers) (?)…are you ready for the biggest little bar band in the world? (crowd cheers) are you ready to crawl on your belly like a reptile? (crowd cheers) are you ready to for transformation? (crowd cheers) then all I wanna know is is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “Magic”
“Yeah, bon soir, Montreal, good evening (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) that´s right… before the evening´s over you will walk, talk and crawl on your belly like a reptile, that´s right (chuckles)…ooh, Patti sends her regards, we´ve got three teenagers so she stays home right now in lieu of the house burning down…and Danny sends his regards, he´s doing quite well (crowd cheers) and, uh, we hope he´ll be out to play with us sometime on this leg of the tour and we brought Mr. Charlie Giordano to sit in for him (crowd cheers) alright…this is for, uh…seven years of magic tricks…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…alright, Montreal …this is a song called “Livin´ in the Future”…but it´s about what´s happening now…how back in the States…along with all the things that we love about where we come from, 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…this is a song about sleeping through changes that you thought would never happen where you come from and that you saw happen…but the mighty E Street Band is here to do something about it (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it!…we´re musicians…(?)…but I do feel a new wind blowing back home…so, Max, let´s get started, hit me!…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “The Promised Land”
“That´s right, there´s a new wind blowing back home…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Thank you, Montreal, merci! (crowd cheers) thank you, thank you for coming to the show, a great audience, thank you very much, fantastique! (crowd cheers) yes, thank you…oh, alright…we have some friends with us in the hall tonight, we´ve got folks from Voisin Montreal, Voisin Montreal recovers surplus food from local groceries and they distribute them out to the grassroots communities, work groups all over the island, Montreal (crowd cheers) they provide assistance to over a hundred thousand people every month, they´re the largest foodbank in Canada, if you see them on your way out, please give help to Voisin Montreal…ok, this is for the Canadian, the Montreal girls (crowd cheers) and one from New Jersey…let me hear the girls from Montreal! (crowd cheers) let me hear you! (crowd cheers) come on, ladies! (crowd cheers)…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “Jungleland”
“Alright, for Montreal, go ahead…”

02.03.08 Montreal, Canada, intro to “American Land”
“Thank you, Montreal, merci! (crowd cheers)…
(…) Garry W.Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) in for Dan Federici, Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) Mr. Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and the master of sexual healing: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Montreal! (crowd cheers) Montreal! (crowd cheers) Montreal! (crowd cheers) you´ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shaking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, légendaire (crowd: “E Street Band”)…

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