Story 2013-07-28 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland

Intro to “This Little Light of Mine”
“Good evening, good evening, Kilkenny (crowd cheers) I want you to raise your voices (crowd cheers) I want you to clap your hands and I want you to join us in the celebration of the eternal, everlasting, ass-kicking, unifying power of rock and roll! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Wrecking Ball”
“We gotta do this one…this is what the tour is all about…this is for Daniel…and gang…”

Intro to “Spirit in the Night”
“Good evening, Kilkenny! (crowd cheers) are you ready for the last dance? (crowd cheers) for a little while (crowd cheers) because the E Street Band…has come thousands of miles just to be here tonight (crowd cheers)…thousands of miles…many, many years…many, many years…there’s a weight, a cumulative weight that every night play at the end of the tour weighs upon you and I see so many of you that have been at so many shows (crowd cheers) and I know there’s a cumulative weight for just watching this motherfucker so many times! (chuckles) (crowd cheers) but, uh…it’s a good weight, it’s a good weight and, uh, I wanna thank you for carrying us on so many nights (crowd cheers) because we’re here tonight and we’ll be back and we’ll be back and we’ll be back and we’ll be back and we’ll be back and we’ll be back and we’ll be back (crowd cheers) because we can’t do this by ourselves…we need you! (crowd cheers) we need you! (crowd cheers) we need you! (crowd cheers) that’s why we’re here…so for just a little while I’m gonna ask you just one last time…can you feel the spirit? (crowd cheers) can you feel the spirit now? (crowd cheers) can you feel the spirit? (crowd cheers) can you feel the spirit now? (crowd cheers) well, if you can feel the spirit, I want you to answer me one last time with a mighty “Yeah, yeah” – 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 it? can you feel the spirit now? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”)…”

Intro to “The River”
“We got a little four-song segment that are some debts I got to pay, this is, uh…John, this is for your brother Tom…”

Intro to “Wild Billy’s Circus Story”
“A few more debts to pay, that’s right…you I owe song, I’ll be right with you…this sign says “San Sebastian, Florence, Milan, Trieste, Paris, Paris, Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, East Rutherford, Ottawa, Hamilton, Charlottesville, Hartford, Oslo, Oslo, Stockholm, Stockholm, Turku, Stockholm, London, Glasgow, Coventry, Gijon, Paris, London, Limerick, Cork, Belfast – NO FUCKING SONGS!” that’s what this sign says (crowd cheers)(chuckles) “I’ve been to these shows and I haven’t heard my song!”…now, in many of these other shows I have taken this man’s sign and I have not played the song (chuckles) and he makes the same exact sign every single time… he is such a generous and patient soul – him and his lovely gal… and so tonight thanks to your pal there, you’re gonna get your song
(crowd cheers)…or maybe we won’t do it tonight either (laughs from the crowd)…Clark, come forth (chuckles)…alright…(?) wait, let’s not overdo it, I’m gonna start and I’ll count you guys in…oh, Clark, you were right, go ahead, my friend…”

Intro to “Man at the Top”
“It’s been done! (crowd cheers) stop fucking with me!…alright, here comes another one (chuckles)(?) there he is, alright, give me that thing, this thing has been taped up, it’s taped up, it’s beat up, it’s from, uh, Mario the Legend, as he calls himself (chuckles) Markus!…forgive me, Markus…I will make it up for you…this is for Markus…alright…obscure song, it was written for, I’m not sure, I think “Born in the U.S.A”…”

Intro to “When You Walk in the Room”
“Markus! (crowd cheers) alright, now…my ladies, there it is…I got one more (chuckles) one more and then I’m paid up and then one extra (chuckles)…yes, give me that thing…alright, this is for two lovely girls that have been to so many of our shows, here we go, let’s do it…I think we got it, ready, band?…”

Intro to “Thunder Road”
“And now last but not least, I, uh…many, many, 25, 35 years ago walked into a studio in New York City, a skinny little Italian kid running a tape machine, pushing at the start, pushing at the stop, came in a few days later, he was sitting at the engineering console and I said to Jon, “Jon, does the kid know what he’s doing?” he was a skinny kid, looked like he was fourteen years old…so he’s here tonight and for him, Jimmy, we’re gonna do “Born to Run” start to finish for you (crowd cheers)…(starts the harmonica intro) Jimmy Iovine!…”

Middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…till the end…just me and you, baby…just me and you, darling…till the end…you and your sad eyes…you and your sad eyes …I still see those lonely, sad eyes…you and your sad eyes…I still see those lonely, sad eyes…until the end…”

Intro to ”American Land”
“Thank you, Kilkenny! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Ali Weinberg on the accordion! (crowd cheers)…all I can is…after a year and a half…130 shows (crowd cheers) you know you make me wanna shout…”

Middle of “Shout”
“I want you to know…I want you to know…Kilkenny! (crowd cheers) Kilkenny! (crowd cheers) Kilkenny! (crowd cheers) Kilkenny! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, ass-quaking, lovemaking, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”) and we wanna salute the ticket-seeking, hotel-booking, money-juggling, plane-taking, train-riding, queue-forming, Tramp-meeting, feet-throbbing, back-breaking, burger-eating, rain-enduring, music-loving, Boss-following, legendary E Street Fans! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “This Little Light of Mine”
“Come on now, sing it with us!…”

Middle of “This Little Light of Mine”
“Thank you for being with us…and celebrating the joyful, unifying, eternal power of rock and roll!…”
**##030390|Intro to “This Hard Land”
“Thank you…thank you, thank you, thank you, I don’t know what else to say…I’ve been doing this next July for 50 years (crowd cheers) I feel like I just started, man! (chuckles) (crowd cheers) I got another fifty in me (chuckles) (crowd cheers) the older you get, the more it means…I’ve enjoyed this tour, I think…even losing so many people that were so close to us, this tour’s just been, uh, been really wonderful to us and, uh, just like, uh (crowd cheers) I gotta thank the E Street Band (crowd cheers) I gotta thank our crew (crowd cheers) who puts this show up every night…I gotta thank Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, my long, long-time partners…long- time partners…the older you get, the more it means so…”

After ”This Hard Land”
“Till we meet again (crowd cheers) take care of yourselves (crowd cheers) be good to yourselves (crowd cheers)…”

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