Story 2014-02-15 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia

Intro to “Highway to Hell”
“Hello, Melbourne! (crowd cheers) good to be back and see you so soon (crowd cheers) we’re gonna have some help opening the show tonight, let me bring up Eddie Vedder (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Jole Blon”
“Very obscure, very obscure…key of B-flat…B-flat, boys…come on down, Charlie…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“Not so obscure!…”

Intro to “Born in the U.S.A”
“Yeah, I love it here (crowd cheers) this is a great crowd, yeah (crowd cheers) a lot of little kids, it’s great, great…oh, alright, we were here last year and, uh…we had such a great, great, great time, I’m so glad we were able to come back and, uh (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out and seeing us again (crowd cheers) so we don’t wanna do the same thing twice so, uh, tonight, we’ve done this in the States a few times and we’d done it in Europe a few times, we’re gonna play Born in the U.S.A-album for you start to finish (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “I’m Goin’ Down”
“Give some slap, Bobby…I need some fucking slap, baby!…come on, more, that’s right…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“You know what I mean, Steve? (Steve: “Yeah, baby, I’m with you, I’m with you”) do you what I mean? (Steve: “I know what you mean”) it’ll just pass you by (Steve: “I hear you, baby”) in a wink of a…in a wink of a…but not yet!…”

Towards the end of “My Hometown”
“That’s Born in the U.S.A (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Factory”
“Yes, yes…my…my dad, when I was probably…I was a child, I was five or six, maybe younger, worked on the Ford-line, it was in New Brunswick, New Jersey…had such hard times in the States over the past seven, eight years, so many people lost their life-savings, lost their homes…directly from the actions of relatively small number of reckless and greedy people…this is a song about work and the meaning of work, importance of work in your life…guys, come on second verse…key of F…”

Intro to “Rosalita”
“Are you ready to get the party started? (crowd cheers) are you ready to get the party started? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) I don’t hear you (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) are you ready to get the party started? (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the Thin Man, Ed Manion (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers)Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) Tom Morello (crowd cheers) Curt Ramm (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons (crowd cheers) the Miiiiighty Max Weinberg! (crowd cheers) Michelle Moore (crowd cheers) Curtis King (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) Barry Danielian (crowd cheers) Clark Gayton (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) the Reverend Everett Bradley (crowd cheers) Garry Tallent (crowd cheers) and Melbourne, are you ready to rumbleeee with Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, did I say Viagra-taking? (crowd cheers)legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…
(…) I’m just a prisoner…of rock and roll! (crowd cheers)…stop me before I hurt myself!…”

Intro to “Thunder Road”
“Yeah, yeah!…what a night…wow…woo!…I think I got possessed by my 30-year-old self (crowd cheers) woo!…thank you…thank you, thank you, thank you for coming out, thank you very much (crowd cheers) thank you, thank you…ah, we got some friends in the house tonight from Feed Melbourne, each year two million Australians don’t have enough food to eat, Feed Melbourne is an annual initiative, they cook and they distribute perfectly good food that would otherwise go out into the landfill, they get it out to your neighbors and your fellow citizens in need, they’re out there on the front line doing God’s work, if you run into Feed Melbourne on your way out of the building, they deserve your time and your support (crowd cheers) this is for them…and for you…”

After “Thunder Road”
“The E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers) we’ll back tomorrow for another spectacular (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi
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