Story 2012-07-07 Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
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Intro to “My City of Ruins”
“(speaks Danish)…good evening (crowd cheers) oh yeah…this is a song about the things that we…that leave us in life…and the things that remain with us from people who’ve passed through our lives… it’s a song of hellos and goodbyes…help me out, Max…I could use a monitor…”

Middle of “My City of Ruins”
“(Horn players take turns soloing)…That’s Clark Gayton, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Ed Manion and Jake Clemons of the E Street horns (crowd cheers) come on…oh, take me higher…take me higher now…take me higher…oh, Everett Bradley, Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore of the E Street choir (crowd cheers) oh yes…come on, Max!…roll call…now I wanna know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I said I wanna know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I need, I need to know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I wanna know who’s in the house tonight – let me hear you (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan’s in the house now (Roy plays) oh, and Brother Charlie Giordano’s in the house (crowd cheers)(Charlie plays) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers)(Soozie plays violin) Nils Lofgren’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers)(Nils plays) oh, I’m searching for my baby…I’m looking for my baby…oh, she was here but now she’s gone (chuckles) she had to go back home to make sure the kids weren’t getting in our drugs (chuckles)(crowd cheers) but she sends her love, Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) but Little Steven’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers)(Steve plays) yeah and Mighty Max, come on (crowd cheers)(Max plays) and Garry W. Tallent’s in the house (crowd cheers)(Garry plays) now are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party tonight? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a Roskilde house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) you know how it is when you throw a party, you look around you and you see the folks that are here and the folks that are missing…I’m in a sad mood tonight…I said I’m in a sad mood…are we missing anybody? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody tonight? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody tonight? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody tonight? (crowd cheers) well, that’s alright because I can hear ‘em tonight in your voices, come on (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Spirit in the Night”
“Now the E Street Band has come thousands of miles just to be here tonight (crowd cheers) and we’ve come here to ask you just one question…can you feel the spirit? (crowd cheers) can you feel the spirit now? (crowd cheers) we’ve come thousands of miles and if you can feel the spirit, I want you to answer me with a “Yeah, yeah” like this – can you feel the spirit? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”) can you feel the spirit now? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”) can you feel the spirit? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”) can you feel the spirit now? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”)… we’ve come thousands of miles tonight, we’ve come to bring you the good news, we’ve come to bring you the bad news, we’ve come to bring you the news that make you wanna holler (band: “Yeah, yeah”) make you wanna holler (band: “Yeah, yeah”) make you wanna holler (band: “Yeah, yeah”)…”

Intro to “The E Street Shuffle”
“Oh, Curt!…turn around…got our friend – Curt, Curt, Curt, Curt… got our friends from the Roots gonna sit in with us (crowd cheers) the Roots were incredible! (crowd cheers) the Roots were incredible! (crowd cheers) are we ready?…”

After “The E Street Shuffle”
“Oh yeah, our friends from New York City! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Jack of All Trades”
“Hard times in the States, hard times over here too…this is called “Jack of Trades”…”

Intro to “We Are Alive”
“Thank you, thank you (crowd cheers) I was trying to come up with a song that would end…the “Wrecking Ball”-album and, uh…I would try to sum up…point the way forward for…some of the experiences folks I sang about had on the record…and I worked at it and I worked at it, I couldn’t come up with anything, there was just no way you could sum up the kind of suffering and hard times that people went through recently and in the States are still going through and I know here also…so I started to look towards the past for voices from the past who lived through the same kind of history as the past is always informing the present, the voices of the dead are always informing the voices of the living if we listen hard enough…so I wrote a ghost story…I remember when I was a kid that my sister and I, my mother would take us out the cemetery, the graveyard on Friday evening just at dusk and she would put flowers on my grandmother’s grave and me and my sister would use the place like a playground, we would run from grave to grave, climbing on gravestones until it got dark and we were sure we could hear something…so thinking about that, I wrote a song and you gotta imagine you’re in a graveyard around midnight and you’re going from grave to grave and you’re listening…and you’re listening…and you’re listening…and you’re listening…”

Intro to “Born in the U.S.A”
“Are you ready, Roskilde? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Are you ready, Roskilde? (crowd cheers)…”

After “Twist and Shout”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) jag elsker er (crowd cheers) thanks for a great night (crowd cheers) we love you, we’ll be seeing you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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