Story 2009-10-30 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Intro to “Because the Night”
(Bono: “This is a very special venue for so many reasons for this band and for a lot of you in the city too so we had to make something very special happen tonight and, uh…this is the song we wish we’d written…it’s a Bruce Springsteen song so we’d like to ask him to come out here (crowd cheers) it also a Patti Smith song, we’d like to ask her to come out here (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
“(Bono: “Alright, thinking here in rock’n’roll’s great cathedral that is Madison Garden (crowd cheers) thinking in this moment about all the pilgrims, all the pioneers that got us here…the saints and the heretics, the poets and the punks that now make up the Hall of Fame…it’s a dangerous thing…this business of building idols but at least rock’n’roll is not at its best about worshipping sacred cows, it’s about the thousands of voices gathered in one great, unwashed congregation like tonight (crowd cheers) for a lot of us here rock’n’roll just means one word: liberation…political, sexual, spiritual liberation – that’s what it is”)(crowd cheers) Let’s have some fun with that (chuckles)(crowd cheers)…”

After “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
“(Bono: “(?) Bruce Springsteen…that’s the kind of night it is (crowd cheers))…”

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