Story 2008-03-10 Uniondale, NY

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Night”
“Good evening, brothers and sisters of Long Island! (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in the beautiful Nassau Coliseum this evening (crowd cheers) I want you to step right up, are you ready to be transformed? (crowd cheers) are you ready to jump, shout and crawl on your belly like a reptile? (crowd cheers) then what 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) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening, Long Island (crowd cheers) oh, oh, half-brothers and –sisters of New Jersey, that´s right (crowd cheers) we are the flipside, we are each other´s mirror image, that´s (chuckles) great to be here tonight in the home of Professor Roy Bittan, Rockaway! (crowd cheers) he´s gone back to visit, he´ll be back in a few songs (chuckles)…oh yeah…it´s great to be here in the old Nassau Coliseum (crowd cheers) Patti sends her love, she, uh, we have the three teenagers so, uh, as I was leaving, the police cars were rushing in the driveway…she´ll take care of that, she´ll handle that, she´s got that covered, she´s got that shit covered…so I send my love to Pats and Dan Fede-, Danny says “hi,” says “hey” to everybody (crowd cheers) he´s been doing quite a bit better and we, we hope to have him out here at some point on this leg of the tour (crowd cheers) in the meantime our thanks to Charlie Giordano from the Sessions Band (crowd cheers) alright, here´s to the, uh, hopefully the impending end of seven years of magic tricks…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Long Island! (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here tonight… birthday?…you´re a birthday girl? happy birthday, baby…this is a song called “Livin´ in the Future”…but it´s about what´s happening now…it´s about sleeping through changes that happened here that you never thought as a kid growing up…things like rendition, illegal wiretapping, the rolling-back of civil liberties – those were the things that happened someplace else, in somebody else´s country…
this is about sleeping through changes that you never thought you´d see come to pass…but tonight the mighty E Street Band is here tonight to do something about it (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it!…that´ll show ´em…but you may think that because of your race or your religion that these things don´t have an impact on your life but what´s been going on in the past seven years has been an affront to the Constitution (crowd cheers) that it´s our duty both to serve and protect so, Max, help me tell the story…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “The Promised Land”
“We need a new wind blowing…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Incident on 57th Street”
“Thank you, thank you, woo!…that´s right…alright, gonna send this one out to my homegirl back there…and for my good friend Micky, gonna send this one for you…good ahead, Roy…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Thank you, Long Island! (crowd cheers) yes!…an excellent audience out there tonight, that´s right (crowd cheers) we´ve got some friends in the house tonight, folks from Long Island Cares, they were founded in 1980 by the late Harry Chapin (crowd cheers) Long Island Cares is Long Island´s only foodbank, they provide emergency food here in Long Island where it´s needed, responsive programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency and they educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger right here on Long Island, they´re out there doing God´s work on the frontlines, on your way out, please help Long Island Cares (crowd cheers) and this is for all the Long Island girls (crowd cheers) come on, Long Island girls (crowd cheers) let´s hear you (crowd cheers) thrill me, thrill me! (crowd cheers)(chuckles) that´s all the girls on Long Island and one down in Jersey!…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Jungleland”
“Alright, this is for old Nassau Coliseum here…”

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Ramrod”
“Are you ready to roadhouse? (crowd cheers)…
(…) Hey Steve!…(Steve: “Yeah, baby?”)…do you know what time is it?…(Steve: “I´m splitting”)…is it quitting time? (crowd: “No”)… (Steve: “I don´t think so”)…is it, uh…bedtime?…is it sexy-time? (crowd cheers)…then, Steve, what I wanna know is…what time is it?…[feedback from the guitar](Bruce and Steve laugh) it´s fuck-up time!…(Steve: “No, no, it´s Boss-time!”)…

10.03.08 Uniondale, NY, middle of “American Land”
“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) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and you wish you could be like him but you can´t: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) and the mighty Mighty Max Weinberg! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) you´ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, belly-shaking, Viagra-taking, love-making, history-making, sexy-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

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