Story 2009-08-22 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA

Intro to “Jackson Cage”
“Good evening (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“Woo! (crowd cheers) good evening, good evening (crowd cheers) let’s keep the hits coming for a minute, “Hungry heart!” (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Working on a Dream”
“Woo, woo, woo! are you hot enough out there? (crowd cheers) that’s good (chuckles) that’s good – woo!…alright, tonight the mighty E Street Band (crowd cheers) has come to the great town of Mansfield, Massachusetts (crowd cheers) to build a house out of music and out of spirit and out of noise (crowd cheers) now we’re gonna bring down the power of the music on you…but, Massachusetts, we need you to bring the noise (crowd cheers) now sing it like you mean it…”

towards End of “Point Blank”
“Point blank…you’re walking in their sights…point blank…it was all there, then it was all gone…it was all there, then it was all gone…it was all there and it was all, all gone…baby, point blank…one false move and, baby, the lights go out (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Raise Your Hand”
“What do we got out there tonight? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Burning Love”
“Alright…we’ve played this one other time…we played it in Europe recently, we’re gonna give it a shot, alright…get a light on that… ‘cause it is burning…(figuring the key singing to himself)…who’s gonna start on the, uh…the bridge…right, right, right…alright, who, who requested this one? you, baby? you too? alright…”

Intro to “If I Should Fall Behind”
“Alright, I got a letter from, I think, a fellow named Tom, had a request for Ingrid and, uh, he said he’d been to, this is his 224th show (crowd cheers) fuck! (laughs from the crowd) we’ve only done 222 (laughs from the crowd) that’s incredible (chuckles) and, uh… this is for you, Ingrid…”

Middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…till the very end…just me and you, baby…just me and you, baby…just me and you, baby…till the end…until the end…till the end…all the way till the end…hiding on the backstreets…”

Intro to “Rosalita”
“Is it hot enough for ya? (crowd cheers) is it hot enough for ya? (crowd cheers) is it hot enough for ya? (crowd cheers) Stevie…”

Intro to “Detroit Medley”
“Stevie has many of these at home (laughs from the crowd)…I got a wardrobe malfunction going on here…we have such creative fans – let me see, what would this request be?…the dress is (some people in the crowd: “Blue”) and the horns mean she’s a (some people in the crowd: “Devil”) so that means it’s a (some people in the crowd: “Devil with the blue dress”) oh my God, come on…”
[A little background info this one from Backstreets.Com: “"Detroit Medley" kicked off the encore thanks to a one-of-a-kind sign: a blow-up doll…The doll's accessories were the tip-off. (…) Though Steve went sans guitar for a little while, making some adjustments to the doll, repairing a wardrobe malfunction, and putting the red wig on Bruce's head.”]

Intro to “Hard Times”
“Woo, oh yeah, we want to thank you for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) because I know it’s hot out there (crowd cheers) woah…thank you so much…to our faithful fans up here in Massachusetts (crowd cheers) oh yes, oh yes…oh yes indeed…ooh, this is for some friends in the house tonight, folks from the Greater Boston Foodbank (crowd applauds) the Greater Boston Foodbank’s the largest hunger relief organization in New England…each year they feed more than 320,000 people in eastern Massachusetts… struggling people who are having a hard time making ends meet… needless to say the need for food right now continues to grow, what with the economy being like it’s been, so many folks fallen through their safety net and very often organizations like the Greater Boston Foodbank come in and step in and are all they have so please (crowd applauds) if you see them on your way out, give them a hand (crowd applauds) this was a song written in 1855, it’s called “Hard times come again no more”…”

Intro to “American Land”
“I’ll send this one out to Pats at home…
(…) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Curtis King (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) Jay Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) and the biggest man you’ve ever seen: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Mansfield! (crowd cheers) Mansfield! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (crowd cheers) Massachusetts! (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”)(crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“One more to sing you home (crowd cheers)…
(…) We’re gonna thank you once again for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) let’s hear everybody way out in the back there (crowd cheers) way out on the lawn back there (crowd cheers) oh, you sound good – everybody over here now, come on, over here (crowd cheers) alright, here’s what we’re gonna do: we’re gonna start it on this side, this side, let me hear you go “Ah, la, la bamba” (crowd sings) now you (crowd sings) oh, now you (crowd sings) and now you (crowd sings) everybody (crowd sings) a little bit louder (crowd sings) ah, keep going now (crowd sings) shake that thing now, sister (crowd sings) ah, move that thing, sweetheart (crowd sings) ah, you’re looking good now (crowd sings) alright, down in front now (crowd sings) a little bit louder (crowd sings) a little bit louder (crowd sings) a little bit louder (crowd sings) a little bit louder (crowd sings) to the four…
(…) Do you have anything left now? (crowd cheers)(goes back to the song)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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