Story 2008-07-05 Gothenburg, Sweden
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05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Night”
“Göteborg (crowd cheers) till en fantastisk kväll* (crowd cheers)…
[*“To a fantastic evening.”]

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Backstreets”
“Good evening, Göteborg (crowd cheers) oh, ok, let’s see what we have there tonight, any requests…maybe…that’s possible…I’m not sure…oh, very good for this one, yes, we’ve been practising, uh, ok, “Bruce, you are the real sexiest man alive,” yes (crowd cheers) yes, you’ll get your Euro later, thank you very much…uh, that’s a tough one, alright, let me see what else we got…how are we tonight? (crowd cheers) bring that one up…yes…oh…I don’t know…aah, this is the stadium-breaker right here, let me see (crowd cheers) we don’t wanna do that again, I don’t think so…let’s see…ok, one more, pass that one up here, yeah, toss it up, bring it up…this is a good one (chuckles) alright…ooh, that’s a good one too…(crowd cheers) ok, (?) we have plenty…aah, yes…aah, yes…alright…very unusual to play at this point of the show but we haven’t played this one in a while…(crowd cheers)…for my friend (crowd cheers)…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart”
“Somebody’s been asking for this one out there…coming at you (crowd cheers)…ready, Boys?…this was originally a B-side on something from “Born in the U.S.A”…ready?…alright…this is for all your usual suspects down there (chuckles)…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Livin’ in the Future”
“Are we having fun yet? (crowd cheers) good, good…woo!…this is called “Livin’ in the Future”…but it’s about what’s happening now… back where we come from…along with all the things that we’re… that we’re proud of about where we live, we’ve had to add to the American picture things like rendition and illegal wiretapping and the rolling-back of fundamental civil liberties, these are all things that when I was a little boy my folks always told me…never happened in America so…this is a song about sleeping through changes…that you never thought you’d see happen where you live …you ready, Max?…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Mary’s Place”
“Alright…let’s have a house party…are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) (intro music starts)…Are you ready? (crowd sings and Bruce and the crowd trade “are you ready”s)…Big Man…you know, sometimes I feel so sad and lonely…sometimes I feel so sad and lonely…like I don’t know what to do with myself…I feel so (?)…oh (chuckles)… that’s when I know I’ve got to reach out for somebody’s hand…I’ve got to reach out for somebody’s hand…that’s when I’ve got to reach out for somebody’s hand…because I need a little help this evening… if you need a little help, raise your hand…if you need a little love, raise your hand…if you’re looking for a little faith tonight, raise your hand…Max!…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Tack! (crowd cheers) thank you (crowd cheers) ooh!…oh… Gothenburg (crowd cheers) tack, thank you…we wanna thank you for, uh, coming out to our shows here, this has become a very special place for us and, uh (crowd cheers) yes, thank you…I wanna thank all the fans, I know many of you slept out overnight and overnight and overnight to get a spot up front…I’m sleeping in my bed but I appreciate it very much (chuckles) and, uh, we appreciate all the dedication and all the love that we’re shown every time we come to Sweden and especially here to Gothenburg, we thank you so much for your support (crowd cheers) and for taking such good care of us (crowd cheers) and so this – ah, let me see…den här är för alla vackra svenska tjejer* (crowd cheers)(intro music starts) have a great summer! (crowd cheers)…”
[*“This is for all the beautiful Swedish girls.”]

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “American Land”
“Oh yeah…thank you for coming out to the show (crowd cheers) vi älskar er!* (crowd cheers) vi älskar er! (crowd cheers) vi älskar er! (crowd cheers)…
[*“We love you.”]

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, middle of “American Land”
“Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and the biggest man you’ve ever seen: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers)
Sverige! (crowd cheers) Sverige! (crowd cheers) Sverige! (crowd cheers) Sverige! (crowd cheers) Sverige! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, intro to “Twist and Shout”
“The authorities have told us not to play this song (crowd cheers) we have told we cannot play this song (crowd cheers) this is the stadium-breaker right here (crowd cheers) this is it (crowd cheers) are you ready? (crowd cheers) are you ready? (crowd cheers) are you ready? (crowd cheers)…”

05.07.08 Gothenburg, Sweden, after “Twist and Shout”
“Thank you, Gothenburg (crowd cheers) thank you, Sweden (crowd cheers) we love you, we’ll be seeing you, have a great summer! (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi

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