Story 2016-05-27 Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
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Intro to “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
“Hello, Dublin! (crowd cheers) my God there’s a lot of you (crowd cheers) alright, here we go…”

Intro to “Roulette”
“Here’s the first song we cut for “The River”-album, didn’t make it on…but this is a request…are we ready?…”

Intro to “Sherry Darling”
“Alright, Dublin, let’s hear some party noises! (crowd cheers) let’s hear some Guinness party noises! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Back in Your Arms”
“Yes, yes! (crowd cheers)…(intro music starts)…alright, alright…we don’t play this one that often…because…it’s too fucking sad (crowd cheers) that’s right, it’s too sad for the E Street Band to play this song…Max!…I’ve got a question for every man and woman in the house tonight…have you ever been in love? (crowd cheers) have you ever been in love? (crowd cheers) have you ever been in love? (crowd cheers) and have you done something…that fucked up a good thing? (some cheers) that doesn’t sound like that many (chuckles) there’s 80,000 people here – that means at least 40,000 people are lying (crowd cheers) have you ever done something in your life at any time when you were in love to fuck up a good thing? (crowd cheers) thank you…and then you had to go back, if you were lucky…and you had to ask for forgiveness…if you had the chance…and you were lucky…and you had to explain how things would be different from here on out…am I missing something? (chuckles) (crowd cheers) it’s a sad song, it’s not comedic…anyway …you had to go back and say…In my dream my love was lost…

Middle of “Back in Your Arms”
“Now this…this is a teaching moment…if everything else didn’t work …this is where you swallow your pride and you walk back to that good thing that you threw away…and you…get down on your knees …don’t be afraid, fellas, there ain’t no shame in it…because a good thing don’t come along every day, no, a good thing…don’t come along every day and you’ve got to say “Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, I’ve changed!”…you’ve got say that…even if you haven’t…those are the two words you’ve got to say: “I’ve changed”…you’ve got to get your ass there so your brain follows…Now I wake from my dream…”

After “Back in Your Arms”
“Think about it (crowd cheers) think about it…think about it…that’s right…and if that doesn’t work…if that doesn’t work, this is the other way of doing it…”

Intro to “Crush on You”
“I’ve got a crush on you!…”

Intro to “Lost in the Flood”
“Alright, this is a request…go ahead, Roy…”

Intro to “Cadillac Ranch”
“I want you to bury my body at the Cadillac Ranch (crowd cheers) …”

Intro to “Working on the Highway”
“I spit in my own eye…”

Intro to “Tougher Than the Rest”
“Alright, yeah…keep singing, you don’t need the band…we’re just here to facilitate (chuckles)…alright, this is a request…(crowd cheers) Patti’s voice is a little sore tonight but she’s gonna give it a shot (chuckles)…go ahead, Max…”

Intro to “Spirit in the Night”
“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, 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!”)…”

Intro to “Jungleland”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) yes! (crowd cheers) oh! that was fun, alright, this is, uh, I wanna thank everybody for coming out tonight, thank you so much (crowd cheers) this place is huge, thanks for coming out and seeing us…we love, love, love coming here to Ireland, coming to Dublin (crowd cheers) thank you so much, this is…(crowd cheers) for (?) birthday (crowd cheers) I don’t think we’ve played this one much here…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Are you ready? (crowd cheers) can you continue? (crowd cheers) are you ready? (crowd cheers) E-flat…Dublin…what I wanna know is…what I wanna know is…do you feel alright now? (crowd cheers) well, if you’re feeling alright…if you’re feeling alright, let me see your hands in the air…if you feel alright now…”

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell on the guitar, fiddle and vocals (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano on the organ (crowd cheers) the wondrous Nils Lofgren on guitar (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) the Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent on the bass (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers) Queen of E Street, Miss Patti Scialfa on vocals and guitar (crowd cheers) and last but not least, the inimitable, the inevitable, the irreproducible Little Steven Van Zandt on guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) alright…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…Dublin! (crowd cheers) Ireland! (crowd cheers) Dublin! (crowd cheers) Dublin! (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, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…”

Intro to “This Hard Land”
“Thank you (crowd cheers) last time we were here I finished the night with this…that was a very memorable moment for us so…”

After “This Hard Land”
“Thank you, Dublin (crowd cheers) thanks for a wonderful night (crowd cheers) the E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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