Story 2008-04-05 San Jose, CA

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Out in the Street”
“San Jose! (crowd cheers)…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive? (crowd cheers)…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Magic”
“Hello (crowd cheers) good evening, San Jose (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) thank you very much…uh, Patti sends her love…I tell the folks every night we´ve got three teenagers now and somebody must guard the fort…as I was leaving, the, uh, hash brownies were coming out of the oven…a hundred pizzas were delivered…ah….and a Girls Gone Wild-bus pulled up to the front of the driveway…that was when I got a little concerned right around there but Patti, she´ll just, she´ll just kick their asses (?)(crowd cheers) anyway….I send my love to her and regards from Dan Federici (crowd cheers) he thanks you for your concern and prayers, Danny was out a couple of weeks ago, he played a little bit with us and hopefully we´ll get him back out again soon (crowd cheers) and here´s to the, uh, here´s to the end of eight years of bad magic (crowd cheers)…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Good evening, San Jose (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your wonderful city tonight…are we having fun yet? (crowd cheers)…alright, now, this is a song called ´Livin´ in the Future´… but it´s about what´s happening now…how along with all the things that we love about the place we come from and our country, we´ve had to the American picture over the last eight years things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and the rolling-back of civil liberties…now…because of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, you might think that these things don´t have much of an effect on your life but they´re…they´re all attacks on our Constitution, attack on ourselves as Americans (crowd cheers) and, uh, this is a song about sleeping through changes that, when you´re a kid, you´re always told happen someplace else…so, uh, the mighty E Street Band is here tonight to do something about it!…we´re gonna sing about it…that´s what I said…sing about it, that´s right…that´s gonna scare ´em…and I wanna know who´s been fucking with my passport!…somebody, somebody´s messing with my passport, I´m telling you…Max, help me tell the story…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Fire”
“Alright, now, somebody, some of you folks in the crowd must´ve voted to hear this next song (not much response from the crowd) obviously a very small percentage (chuckles) which means that this fabulous marketing plan can´t be working (chuckles) (?) what we gotta do to put the fannies in the seats, alright (chuckles) anyway, somebody voted and said this was the song they wanted to hear tonight…Little Steven…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, after “Fire”
“The people have spoken…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Incident on 57th Street”
“(Bruce spots a sign in the crowd)´Incident,´ por favor…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “Detroit Medley”
“(holds up sign from the crowd reading “Bruce, You´re My Real Dad”) I was in these parts ´round 1969 (chuckles)…come on boys, one, two, three…”
(* the song is an audible in response to a sign that says “Ain´t Too Proud to Beg for the Detroit Medley”).

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, beginning of “Glory Days”
“(according to Backstreets.Com, there´s “a guy in the front of the pit with "Glory Days" written on his forehead in black marker. Bruce pulled him on stage and marched him over to the camera to give everyone a good look, then launched the band into the song, which drew a huge reaction from the crowd.””
(…) Oh, Steve (Steve:´Yeah, baby?´) Steve, I think it´s quitting time (Steve: ´I think so´) I think it´s quitting time (Steve: ´Gotta get on out of here´) I think it´s sleepy time (Steve: ´Oh yeah´) or maybe it´s sexy time…oh, Stevie…oh, Stevie…oh, Stevie…Stevie… quick, what time is it? (Steve: ´It´s Boss-time´)…”

05.04.08 San Jose, CA, intro to “American Land”
“Thank you for coming to the show tonight…on your way out you´ll see some friends of ours from the Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties…they´re out there on the frontline doing God´s work, please support them…the Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties…this is for them, let´s go…
(…) Garry W.Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the unstoppable Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers)´E´ equals MC, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) in for Dan Federici, Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) one of the greatest guitarists in rock´n´roll, Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and you wish you could be like him but you can´t… Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) San Jose! (crowd cheers) you´ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: ´E Street Band´)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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