Story 2008-04-07 Anaheim, CA

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Light of Day”
“Hey, Steve, it looks pretty dark out there, man (crowd cheers) (Steve: “Yeah, man, it´s getting darker all the time”) but I think I see a little light coming on the horizon (Steve: “Wait a minute, I see, I see”)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Good evening, is there anybody alive? (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Magic”
“Good evening!…we´re out for blood!…ooh, thank you (crowd cheers) we´re glad to be here in Anaheim (crowd cheers) in lovely Orange County (chuckles)…thank you for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) yes, yes, yes, Patti sends her love…I tell the folks every night we´ve got the three teenagers now so…so “homeland security” has a whole other meaning to you…it will get fucked up…as I was leaving, one thousand pizzas were arriving – one thousand, it was incredible… ah, there were togas – they, they were going old school, like the old folks did and the, uh, the pot cookies were coming out of the oven just as I, just as I left…all that stuff doesn´t bother Patti and I too much but it was when the Girls Gone Wild-bus pulled up at the end of the driveway…Patti is gonna kick those guys´ asses…that´s right, they´re done (chuckles) they´re finished with that shit but uh…oh…we were lucky, we had Danny out with us two weeks ago (crowd cheers) we send him our love tonight (crowd cheers) and, uh, here´s to the end of eight horrible years of bad magic (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Livin´ in the Future”
“Good evening, everybody (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your beautiful city tonight…we´re so glad to be here in sunny Southern California (crowd cheers) are we having any fun yet? (crowd cheers)…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 that we come from…we´ve had to the American picture over the past eight years things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and the rolling-back of civil liberties…these are all things, when I was a kid, they always told you ´That happens someplace else, that doesn´t happen here´…and uh…and you may think ´cause of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, that you may feel these things don´t have much of an effect on you but they´re all attacks on our Constitution, which means they´re an attack on our way of life and things we believe in as Americans (crowd cheers) this is a song about sleeping through those changes as they happen…well, tonight the mighty E Street Band is here to do something about it (crowd cheers) we´re gonna sing about it…that´s right, I said ´sing´…that´ll scare ´em…and I wanna know who´s been fucking with my passport!…somebody, somebody´s been looking at my passport…hey, Max, help me tell the story…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “The Promised Land”
“I see some light coming…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
“I´ve got a close friend of mine here with me tonight, gonna come up and do a song: Mr. Tommy Morello from the Rage Against The Machine (crowd cheers) come on, Tommy [Tommy Morello joins the band]…Tommy also makes great acoustic records with the name of The Nightwatchman…let´s try it…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, after “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
“Tommy Morello! (crowd cheers) Rage Against The Machine! (crowd cheers) The Nightwatchman! (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Thank you, thank you for coming out tonight! (crowd cheers) woo! …man…how´s it going? (crowd cheers) I wanna thank my buddy Tommy Morello for rocking the house! (crowd cheers) Tommy!…I want to remind you that we´ve got some friends in the house tonight, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Orange County, they´re the county´s largest hunger relief organization, estimated over one, half a million people are at risk of going hungry in this community, for every dollar that they receive, the Second Harvest can provide more than 12 bucks´ worth of groceries to somebody in need, they´re good folks out on the frontlines doing God´s work, please help out the Second Harvest Foodbank of Orange County (crowd cheers) gonna send this one out to the California girls (crowd cheers) California girls (crowd cheers) California girls (crowd cheers) come on, thrill me, I´m getting old – California girls! (crowd cheers) and one from New Jersey, alright…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Rosalita”
“Gimme a little guitar, Bobby…donde esta Rosalita? (crowd cheers)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “Ramrod”
“(?) are you sure, baby? (crowd cheers) are you sure, baby? (crowd cheers) are you sure, baby? (crowd cheers) are you sure, baby? (crowd cheers) Stevie, let´s roadhouse…(?)…come on, let´s rock this thing…
(…) Bobby Bandiera on the guitar…he escaped from New Jersey… hey, Stevie (Steve: “Yeah, baby?”) I think it´s quitting time (Steve: “Me too”) I´m telling you it´s damn sure quitting time (?)…I got my pyjamas underneath my clothes…well, Stevie (Steve: “Yeah?”) if it ain´t quitting time (Steve: “Yeah?”) if it ain´t sleepy time (Steve: “Yeah?”) is it sexy time? (?)…then, Stevie, all I wanna know is what time is it?…(Steve: “It´s, uh…Boss-time”)…”

07.04.08 Anaheim, CA, intro to “American Land”
“Thank you for coming out tonight (crowd cheers)…
(…) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell – beautiful (crowd cheers) Marc Anthony Thompson from the Sessions Band (crowd cheers) Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano in for Dan Federici (crowd cheers) Marty Rifkin from the Sessions Band on the guitar (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and you wish you could be like him but you can´t… Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Anaheim! (crowd cheers) Orange County! (crowd cheers) Southern California! (crowd cheers) 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´)…”

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