Story 2014-02-08 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
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Intro to “Highway to Hell”
“Evening, Perth! (crowd cheers) are you ready for round three? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Spirit in the Night”
“Good evening, citizens of Perth! (crowd cheers) the mighty E Street Band (crowd cheers) has come thousands of miles…to the remotest city on Earth (crowd cheers) we have traveled across (crowd: “Shark-infested waters”) that’s right!…and I was a little nervous when I went swimming the other day (chuckles) but we’ve come all this way to ask just one question…who knows what that question is? (crowd cheers)(someone in the crowd: “Can you feel the spirit?”) we almost never get it first time out…we’ve had answers as unusual as “Italy!” (chuckles) but that man is right… the question we’ve come here to ask is…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, if you can feel the spirit, I want you to answer me 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 the spirit now? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”)…”

After “Spirit in the Night”
“Woo! (crowd cheers) thanks for the ride (chuckles)…”

Intro to “Open All Night”
“Lights!…we are 30 seconds from liftoff…30 seconds…timer!…from when I start singing, we are 30 seconds from the Australian ass lifting off the Australian seat (crowd cheers) not yet, not yet…30 seconds from now…(chuckles)…”

Intro to “The Promise”
“Alright…woo! (crowd cheers) what a time we had here in Perth, man (crowd cheers) thank you, thank you, thank you for three incredible shows, thank you for showing up, we’ve never been here before (chuckles) (crowd cheers) it’s, uh, been a, uh, privilege and honor to play for you and thank you for the years of support and for your patience and generosity towards us after all this time so (crowd cheers) here we go…”

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

Intro to “Terry’s Song”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you (crowd cheers) we got some friends with us tonight, Foodbank of Western Australia (crowd cheers) two million Australians rely on food relief each 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 there on the frontlines doing God’s work helping your neighbors, please support the Foodbank of Western Australia (crowd cheers) yes, yes, and…as you know just a few weeks ago there was a devastating bushfire that destroyed many homes in this area and there’s, uh, local musicians here in Perth are 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 all day (crowd cheers) alright, you’ve been holding this sign up all night, I don’t think I can…I could try it …I could see if I remember, hold on, my friend, uh…okay…(strums his guitar)…alright, I’m gonna try it…Erik…this is for Erik…”

After “Terry’s Song”
“That’s a tough one to sing (crowd cheers)…”

After “Thunder Road”
“The E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers) thank you, Perth, thanks for three wonderful nights, we’ll be seeing you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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