Story 2013-06-29 Stade De France, Saint Denis, France

Intro to “Badlands”
“Bon soir, Paris! (crowd cheers) bon soir, France! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Lucille”
“Someone is trying to stump the E Street Band already…key of E… alright, this is for my young friend, wave your hand, Son…key of E, you got the riff?…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“Come on, Steve! (Steve: “Where we going, Boss?”) you’re looking good out there (crowd cheers) ah, come on, let me see you now (crowd cheers) they’re looking good, Steve…how they doing up in the stands? (crowd cheers) how they doing in the back? (crowd cheers) this one’s for you…this one, this for you…it’s for them, Steve…are you ready, kid?…”

Intro to “We Are Alive”
“Merci, Paris (crowd cheers) merci beaucoup…the E Street Band is here tonight because of the thousands of musicians who, who we studied and who inspired us, who we learned from and who we can never repay except by playing our best for you (crowd cheers) this is a song about how the voices of the dead always inform the lives of the living, how they’re never truly gone, all those you’ve lost who’ve meant something to you, people who’ve sacrificed, people who adjust your world for a better life for their children or their friends or their neighborhood…their voices remain in the air and their spirits live all around us, this is “We Are, We Are Alive” (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Born to Run”
“My friend Elliott Murphy!…”

Towards the end of “Born to Run”
“Elliott and Gaspard Murphy! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Ramrod”
“Steve!…Steve!…it’s time to…roadhouse!…”

Middle of ”Ramrod”
“Stevie!…Stevie!…there’s just one thing I wanna know, Steve (Steve: “What’s that, baby?”) is it quitting time? (crowd: “No!”) is it going home time? (crowd: “No!”) then what time is it, Steve? (crowd: “Boss-time!”)…”

Intro to “American Land”
“Thank you!…merci beaucoup, Paris! (crowd cheers) merci beaucoup, la France! (crowd cheers) nous vous aime! (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “American Land”
“Paris! (crowd cheers) Paris! (crowd cheers) Paris! (crowd cheers) Paris! (crowd cheers) Paris! (crowd cheers) Paris! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, lovemaking, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…”

Intro to “Thunder Road”
“Thank you, thank you so much (crowd cheers) it’s always a treat for us to come to Paris, when we pull into town, we’re always in awe of how beautiful the city is…thank you for coming out and spending this beautiful evening with us, merci (crowd cheers) also I see so many people now that have followed us around for so long I wanna thank all you guys that I’ve seen at so many shows, you know (crowd cheers) I deeply appreciate it…”

After “Thunder Road”
“Thank you, we love you (crowd cheers) thank you, Paris (crowd cheers) merci beaucoup, la France (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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