Story 2016-07-26 Granåsen Arena, Trondheim, Norway
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Intro to “Sherry Darling”
“Alright, let’s hear some Trondheim party noises! (crowd cheers) bigger party than that! (crowd cheers)…”

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 wanna see your hands in the air! (crowd cheers) that’s right…and I want you to answer me with a mighty “Yeah, yeah”…can you feel the spirit? (band and crowd: “Yeah, yeah”) can you feel the spirit now? (band and crowd: “Yeah, yeah”) can you feel the spirit? (band and crowd: “Yeah, yeah”) can you feel the spirit now? (band and crowd: “Yeah, yeah”)…”

Intro to “Loose Ends”
“Very good…alright (chuckles) yes, Trondheim has talent (chuckles) (crowd cheers) alright, on the way in from the airport there was a request stuck to a bridge (chuckles)(some cheers) alright, this was an outtake from “Darkness on the Edge of Town” called “Loose Ends” (crowd cheers)(chuckles)…

Intro to “Independence Day”
“This is the first song I wrote about fathers and sons…I wrote it when I was about…24 or 25…it’s the kind of song you write when you’re young and you’re first startled by your parents’ humanity… you’re shocked to realize that they had their own dreams and their own hopes…that maybe didn’t pan out as perfectly as they might have thought…but all that you can see are the adult compromises that they had to make to build a life…and you’re still too young to…
see the blessings in those compromises or understand what that’s about…so the idea that just frightens you and all you can think about is getting away and getting away and getting away…I had a really simple setting for this song, it was just a late night conversation around the kitchen table between two people who love each other but are struggling to understand one another…that’s “Independence Day”…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“(during the sing-along) That’s terrible! (sing-along continues) that’s good!…(sing-along ends) very good, very good (chuckles)…”

Middle of “Darlington County”
“(Nils: “Darlington County, I seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, driving out to Darlington County, he don’t work and he don’t get paid”) What in the world are you singing? (chuckles) wait a minute…let’s try that again…Little girl standing on the corner, ain’t seen my buddy in seven days…”

Intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Is the man ready?…is the band ready? (chuckles) is the man that brought that sign ready, alright?…

Intro to “Ramrod”
“Let’s roadhouse!…”

Middle of “Ramrod”
“Steve, is it quitting time? (crowd: “No!”) is it sexy time? (crowd: “No”) is it ski-jumping time? (crowd cheers) is it ever gonna sunset time? (crowd cheers) then what time is it? (crowd: “Boss-time!”)…”

Intro to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“We got a new member of the E Street Band! (crowd cheers)…you ready to work that thing, man?…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive now? (crowd cheers) ‘cause what I want you, what I want you to do is…what I want you to do is, what I want you to do is shake your ass now!… come on and shake your ass now!…

Middle of “Shout”
“Soozie Tyrell on the fiddle, guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano on the accordion and organ (crowd cheers) the magic, the mystery of Nils Lofgren on the guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) Mr. Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) The mightiest of the mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Roy “Professor” Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers) Mr. Garry W. Tallent on the bass (crowd cheers) and last but not least…King…King…King of the Underground, Little Steven Van Zandt on guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) alright…alright…alright…alright …Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Can I get a witness? (band: “Yeah”) Trondheim! (crowd cheers) Trondheim! (crowd cheers) Trondheim! (crowd cheers) Trondheim! (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!”)…
(…)(Steve: “The Boss has left the building…he’ll be ready for the ski-jump tomorrow…wait a minute…wait a minute…bring him back, bring him back, bring him back”)…”

Towards the end of “Bobby Jean”
“Thank you, Trondheim! (crowd cheers) vi elsker era! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Thunder Road”
“One more for Trondheim! (crowd cheers)…”

After “Thunder Road”
“Thank you, Trondheim! (crowd cheers) the E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers) thanks for spending the night with us, thanks for coming out, we’ll be seeing you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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