Story 2014-02-07 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia

Intro to “Badlands”
“Hello, Perth! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Sherry Darling”
“A little summertime music for you right here…”

Middle of “Sherry Darling”
“I’m stuck in traffic in the remotest city on Earth…”

Intro to “Just Like Fire Would”
“Come on, Australia! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
“Wait a minute, wait a minute…wait a second, yeah…I will do something, I never, I see this sign, nobody ever requests this song, this is one of my favorites – I need an acoustic guitar…that’s a good one too, give me that one…(goes through the melody on the guitar)
let’s see if I can remember this (chuckles)(laughs from the crowd) (sings to himself)…I’ll have to make it up (laughs from the crowd) (chuckles)…alright…this is one of my favorite songs (?)…so… somebody asked for it…see if I can sing it…”

Intro to “Save My Love”
“(intro music starts)…Soozie, play something…go ahead…(Soozie joins in on the fiddle)…”

Intro to “Pay Me My Money Down”
“Well, I thought I heard the Captain say (crowd: “Pay me my money down”) tomorrow is our sailing day (crowd: “Pay me my money down”) pay me, pay me, pay me my money down…pay me or go..go…go…go…lights up, please…lights up…mmmm…oh my Lord …I see too many Australian asses sitting in Australian seats (crowd cheers) no, no, no, stay, stay…stay, stay, stay there, stay, sit down, down, down, down…down!…not ‘cause I said so…you’ve got to feel it, you’ve got to let the feelings roam from the, from the ass up into the mind and the mind says…”Shake my ass, please!” (crowd cheers) in 30 seconds – not right now! – 30 seconds from now the Western Australian ass (crowd cheers) which I, which I know is used to having a lot of room to itself (chuckles) is gonna move and send a message to the Australian mind and say “Get up and shake me, please!” (crowd cheers) 30 seconds from now…and I don’t want you to move until you feel it, truly…I thought I heard the Captain say (crowd: “Pay me my money down”) tomorrow is our sailing day - do we have a clock? (crowd: “Pay me my money down”) pay me, pay me, pay me my money down, pay me or go to jail (crowd: “Pay me my money down”) wait, should be right about now (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Now, I happened to meet James at the beach yesterday, right?… came out of the ocean and he come running up to me and…sang a hell of a rendition of this very song…incredible audition…I said “You got it!” right on the spot…I don’t know if you can get a picture of it so (crowd cheers) I’m just gonna, uh, I’m just gonna turn it over to you…(a kid named James sings the chorus by himself)(crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, Perth, come on! (crowd cheers) put the instruments on, boys (crowd cheers) here we go…”

Middle of “Twist and Shout”
“You’re looking good…alright…we got Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) we got “the Thin Man,” Ed Manion (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) “Kansas City” Curt Ramm (crowd cheers) we got the fabulous Michelle Moore (crowd cheers) Curtis King (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) Barry Danielian (crowd cheers) Clark Gayton (crowd cheers) the Reverend Everett Bradley (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons (crowd cheers) Tom Morello (crowd cheers) and the man, the myth, Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) oh, that’s right…we’re gonna come back in on the five in a minute…that’s right…ladies and gentlemen of Perth, you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, love-making, earth-quaking, Viagra-taking, history-making (crowd cheers) legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…aaah, aah…
(…) And last but not least…the incredible, fantastic, one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Nils Lofgren! (crowd cheers) aaah, aah…did I mention Nils Lofgren? (crowd cheers) aaah, aah…”

After “Twist and Shout”
“There’s a lot of these suckers up here (chuckles)…”

Intro to “I’ll Work for Your Love”
“Yeah, yeah…we’re here tonight with the Foodbank of Western Australia (crowd cheers) two million Australians rely on food relief every year, Foodbank of Western Australia is the largest hunger relief organization in Western Australia, last year they provided enough food for four million meals, they’re out here on the frontlines doing God’s work, the Foodbank of Western Australia (crowd cheers) and if you see them on the way out, please give them a hand, and as you know just a few weeks ago there was a devastating bushfire that destroyed many homes in this area and there’s a bunch of local musicians here in Perth holding a benefit concert for displaced families this Sunday February 9th at the Mundaring Weir Hotel (crowd cheers) starts at 10.30 a.m., goes on all day, they can use your help (crowd cheers)…”

After “Thunder Road”
“Thank you, Perth (crowd cheers) we’ll be back tomorrow night for another spectacular (crowd cheers) the E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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