Story 2014-03-02 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
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Intro to “My City of Ruins”
“We haven’t played this one in a while so…(intro music starts)… you guys remember that horn riff? Nice and slow – go ahead (horns play) once more, boys…yeah, yeah…Max!…we’re gonna play some soul music for you (crowd cheers) soul, soul, soul, soul, soul…so many different meanings – soul…soul, because it deals with the soul, with the spirit…it addresses your spirit…it addresses the spirits …soul music…singers, here we go…Yeah, yeah, it’s alright, come on now (backup singers: “Yeah, yeah, it’s alright”)I said now yeah, yeah, it’s alright, come on now (backup singers: “Yeah, yeah, it’s alright”)help me out now, yeah, yeah, it’s alright, come on now (backup singers: “Yeah, yeah, it’s alright”) let your soul out! yeah, yeah, give it to me! it’s alright, come on now (backup singers: “Yeah, yeah, it’s alright”) that’s right…this is for our friends from Christchurch (crowd cheers) who I know have had their share of hardship…and this is for all the souls present tonight…and for all the souls we’re missing…if you’re missing a brother or a mother or a father or a sister or a close friend…this song’s for you…oh yeah now, come on…”

Middle of “My City of Ruins”
“(Horn players take turns soloing)…That’s Clark Gayton, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Ed Manion, Jake Clemons – the E Street Horns (crowd cheers) come on, singers (backup singers vocalizing) that’s Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore and the reverend Everett Bradley of the E Street Choir (crowd cheers) yeah, yeah… alright…yeah, yeah…bring it down now this is the part of the night when we…wanna find out who’s in the house (crowd cheers) I said I wanna know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I mean I need to know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) what I’m really asking is are you with me tonight? (crowd cheers) are you with me tonight? (crowd cheers) are you with me, New Zealand, tonight? (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan’s here, he’s with me, come on, Roy (Roy plays) Sister Soozie Tyrell’s with me (Soozie plays violin) Nils Lofgren’s with me tonight (Nils plays) Charlie Giordano’s with me (Charlie plays accordion) Mr. Tom Morello’s with us tonight (crowd cheers)(Tom plays) the Mighty Max is with us tonight! (Max pounds the drums) yeah, aha!…and Little Steven Van Zandt is with us tonight (Steve plays) and Mr. Garry W. Tallent’s with us (Garry plays) (crowd cheers)…break it down now…as you get older, there’s the people that are with you…and then there’s the people that are also with you, whether they’re there or not…when we walk, the older you get, the more spirit walks alongside you… and it councils you…and it keeps you company when the night gets dark and you’re unsure of yourself…and your actions…you have alongside you all the people that have passed through your life and that have left you with something…something that…something that …keeps you moving one step forward…at a time…this is where we take a moment to feel the spirits that are missing alongside of us… let’s feel…And the change was made uptown now…and they made that change uptown…and the change was made uptown now…and they made that change uptown…when they made that change uptown now…when they made that change uptown…when they made that change uptown now…yes, they made that change uptown…sssshhh…alright, let me hear you (band starts playing) (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Thunder Road”
“Yes, yes, yes…yes, yes, as a matter of fact (chuckles) two yes’s (chuckles) last night folks got Born in the U.S.A, tonight you’re gonna get Born to Run start to finish (crowd cheers) here we go…”

Middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…till the end…till the end…till the end…until the end… until the end…until the end…you and your sad eyes…those lonely, sad eyes…bring me your sad eyes…bring me those sad eyes…come on, baby…come on, baby…bring me your sad eyes…let me kiss your lonely, sad eyes…let me kiss your lonely, sad eyes…”

Intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“I need help!…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“Keep it rocking, Steve (Steve: “I’m with you, baby”) you’re looking good, baby…keep on going, kid…you’re looking good out there, kid …everybody in the stands…wave your hands…show your underpants …oh yeah…woo!…”

Intro to “Seven Nights to Rock”
“Give me some slap, Monte!…alright…Steve, I can’t rock just one night, baby…I can’t rock just two nights…I need…Seven nights to rock…”

Middle of “Twist and Shout”
“Oh, take it easy now…how we doing up in the stands? (crowd cheers) how we doing in the stands? (crowd cheers) how we doing in the back stands? (crowd cheers) show your underpants!…alright …Sister Soozie Tyrell…Eddie Manion…Charlie Giordano…the incredible Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) Tom Morello (crowd cheers) Kansas City Curt Ramm (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons (crowd cheers) the Mighty Max Weinberg! (crowd cheers) Clark Gayton (crowd cheers) Michelle Moore (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Barry Danielian, Professor Roy Bittan, the Reverend Everett Bradley and Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) boys!…New Zealand! (crowd cheers) New Zealand! (crowd cheers) New Zealand! (crowd cheers) New Zealand! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, did I say Viagra-taking? (crowd cheers) legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…”

Intro to “This Hard Land”
“Thank you…first I’d like to thank Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates and Jimmy Barnes being on the bill with us here (crowd cheers) thank you, Jimmy…thank you, Mahalia…we got some friends from the Auckland City Mission, the Auckland City Mission provides food, clothing and healthcare to struggling Aucklanders in crisis, they’re out there on the frontlines doing good work, if you see them on your way out, please support the Auckland City Mission (crowd cheers) and thank you for…you know, we…for giving us such a spectacular welcome here, we’ve only been here once before and this is, these last two nights were really overwhelming and thank you so much for coming out and supporting us and supporting our music (crowd cheers) we’ll be back more often, I promise (crowd cheers) thank you, this is for you…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi
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