Story 2008-04-22 Tampa, FL

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “Radio Nowhere”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “Sandy”
“Good evening (crowd cheers) good evening and thank you for coming out tonight…we appreciate that…we, uh, we wanna thank you for all the prayers and condolences received for, for Danny (crowd cheers) thank you very much…he was able to come out and play with us, I guess it was about three weeks back and we had a lovely night…so, uh…alright…Roy, you better get this one right, man (chuckles) somebody´s watching (chuckles)…
(…) You know, the cops finally busted Madame Marie for telling fortunes better than they do…I think she´s in Florida (chuckles) she is…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “Growin´ Up” (following “Sandy”)
“Yes…oh yeah!…I think she is Florida…I still see her granddaughter once in a while…and, uh, she kind of lets me know what happens, and they just re-painted the little fortune-telling booth on the boardwalk so maybe they´re planning on going back into business …not too late, worked out for me…alright, one more fairytale…
(…) There we were…way up on the highest hill in Flemington, New Jersey (crowd cheers) it was a beautiful, breezy, sunny spring morning…and we had the whole town of Flemington stretched out beyond us…and the preacher actually said…I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere…

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, middle of “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
“(sings:) I lost my faith when I lost you….´´

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to ´´Livin´ in the Future´´
“Alright…are we having fun yet? (crowd cheers) hello, Tampa…is there anybody here from New Jersey? (crowd cheers) who´s from Florida (some cheers) got it, got it…oh my God, alright…alright, this is a song called ´Livin´ in the Future´…but it´s about what´s happening now…over the past…eight years, along with all the things we love about, about where we come from and our country and our home, we´ve had to add to the American picture things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and rolling-back of civil liberties and…that damn (?) ballot! (chuckles) but, uh, because of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, you might think that these things don´t affect you very much but they´re really all attacks on our Constitution, which means they´re an attack on ourselves and who we are as Americans and things we stand for…so this is a song about sleeping through changes that, when I was a little kid, people told you ´That only happens someplace else´…but the mighty E Street Band is here tonight to do something about it (crowd cheers) that´s right!…we´re gonna sing about it…oh, they´re scared, yes, they´re scared, that´s right…Mighty One, help me tell the story…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to ´´The Promised Land´´
“We need a new wind blowing through here…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “Brilliant Disguise”
“Oh, man, we got Patti tonight…I don´t know what´s happening at home, though…the beer kegs are popping…the hash brownies are being snapped up…good Lord…my clothes have gone on eBay…oh my God, it´s all coming apart back there (?)…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, after “Brilliant Disguise”
“The beautiful Miss Patti Scialfa….´´

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “I´ll Fly Away”
“Thank you, thank you…thank you, Tampa, thank you, Florida… thank you so much, we´ve got some friends in the hall tonight, folks from America´s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay…America´s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay, they collect and they distribute millions of pounds of donated food each other to struggling citizens here in West Central Florida, (?) they make a difference in the lives of thousands of working poor folks and homeless folks struggling out there, they´re good folks out on the frontlines doing God´s work, America´s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay (crowd cheers) thank you so much for coming out tonight and helping us through… we appreciate that…this one´s for Dan (crowd cheers)…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “Rosalita”
“Turn me up! (crowd cheers)…”

22.04.08 Tampa, FLA, intro to “American Land”
“Thank you for coming to the show tonight (crowd cheers) thank you for your support (crowd cheers) remember America´s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay on your way out…
(…) Garry W.Tallent (crowd cheers) the fabulous Miss Patti Scialfa (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) the great Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and you wish you could be like him but you can´t…the one, the only, Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons (crowd cheers) Tampa! (crowd cheers) Tampa! (crowd cheers) Tampa! (crowd cheers) Tampa! (crowd cheers) Tampa! (crowd cheers) you´ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: ´E Street Band´)…”

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