Story 2016-05-25 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
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Intro to “Atlantic City”
“Hello! (crowd cheers) rainy Manchester again (crowd cheers) we wouldn’t have it any other way (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Sherry Darling”
“Alright, Manchester, let me hear you! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
“Yeah, yeah! (crowd cheers) excitement! (crowd cheers) the raw excitement had me all right on its ass, that’s how excited you got (laughs) alright, Santa Claus, what’s the story with the guy in the Santa Claus-suit?…is there some connection between Manchester and Santa Claus that I’m not aware of?…no…is that a perverted attempt at a request of some sort? (chuckles)…alright, damn…I don’t know…you’ve got the sign, come on up (chuckles)(crowd cheers) come on, come on, Santa, come up here (chuckles) (crowd cheers) alright, we have the Manchester Santa…come on…you can’t be shy, you’ve got the Santa-suit on…(chuckles) here he comes… alright, Santa (crowd cheers) go on, brother, come on…you look good (chuckles)…alright (crowd cheers) 270 days till Christmas (chuckles) (crowd cheers) come on, man, you look good…alright, what do you, you gotta help us out, man, you gotta join in…”

Middle of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
“Are you from Manchester?…nearly?…alright, that’s close enough… come on, help me out…”

After “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
“Let’s hear it for Santa! (crowd cheers) only in Manchester! (crowd cheers) only here, this is the only place that’s gonna happen… nobody knew that Manchester was where Santa lives in the off-season – now we know…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“(After the sing-along) Excellently done!…”

Intro to “Crush on You”
“Thank you (crowd cheers) oh yeah, alright…got your first concert out there, yeah? how old are you?…ten?…twelve? that’s good… alright, let me see…play…no, I’m not sure what that is (chuckles) here we go…alright, from The River, Manchester, we got a crush on you (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “I Wanna Marry You”
“Woo!…are there any lovers out there tonight? (crowd cheers) Manchester is for lovers (crowd cheers) if you’re with your baby, now is the time to reach over and give her a kiss…oh yeah, that’s right (chuckles) that’s it, that’ll warm the night up a little bit…it’s a love song…it’s more of a…a daydream of a love song, I guess, I wrote this when I was…I guess in my late twenties…I did not know love at that time (chuckles) and so, uh…I was making it up as I went along…and I was searching for the kind of love without responsibilities…without conflict, arguments…without, uh…the kind that doesn’t exist…I searched, I searched, I searched, I searched, I searched, I hit the wall, I hit the wall, I hit the wall, I hit the wall (chuckles)…but this is a song of youth, of imagining love so…you gotta start someplace… sometimes at night when I lie in bed…I still see that face…running round my head…yeah, sometimes at night when I lie in bed…I still see that face…running round my head…here she comes walking down the street…here she comes walking down the street…she’s looking so fine, she’s looking so sweet…she’s so fine, she’s so sweet…someday I’m gonna make her mine…I know that I will…someday I’m gonna make her mine…I know that I will…someday she’s gonna stop instead of walking by…she’s gonna stop instead of walking by…she’s gonna stop instead of walking by, she’s gonna stop instead of walking by…oh, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl…little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl…oh, my girl, oh, my girl, oh, my girl, my girl, my girl, my girl, my girl…oh, my girl, my girl, my girl, my girl…little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl…oh, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl…little girl, little girl, little girl…”

Intro to “The Promised Land”
“For a rainy day…”

Intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Come on, Steve…woo! what do you think, baby?…I see it clearing …”

Intro to “Backstreets”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out on this rainy night (crowd cheers) coming back and seeing us, alright…((crowd cheers) Happy birthday!…”

Middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…till the end…forever friends…forever friends…until the end…until the end…until the end…until the end…(crowd cheers) Hiding on the backstreets…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“Steve, I think we gotta get going now, baby! (Steve: “Going where?”) I don’t know, we gotta keep this thing rocking, man! (Steve: “I know that”) I don’t care if the rain’s falling (Steve: “I like it”) we gotta keep it going (Steve: “Oh yeah, baby”) are you with me? (Steve: “I’m with you, baby”) is the band with me? (Steve: “Yeah, they’re with you”) are the Manchesterians with me? (crowd cheers) woo!…alright, baby…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Oh, Manchester, are you ready now? (crowd cheers) I mean are you ready to keep going now? (crowd cheers) is the rain bothering you at all now? (crowd cheers) are you ready to keep on going now? (crowd cheers) if you’re ready…if you’re ready…I wanna see your hands now…let me see your…hands…”

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell on the fiddle and guitar (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano on the organ (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren on the guitar (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) the Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers)Mr. Garry W. Tallent on the bass (crowd cheers) and Little Steven Van Zandt on guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) alright…I want you to warm yourself up now by doing a little jog in place, that’s right…alright…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…
can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers) …can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers)…can I get a witness? (crowd cheers) Manchester! (crowd cheers) Manchester! (crowd cheers) Manchester! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, lovemaking, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…

Intro to “This Hard Land”
“One more for Manchester (crowd cheers) thank you, thanks for making a great night, we’ve had, we’ve had great shows here last times we’ve been here and…was just a lovely night, thank you (crowd cheers)…”

After “This Hard Land”
“Thank you, Manchester (crowd cheers) E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi
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