Story 2016-07-31 Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
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Intro to “Prove It All Night”
“Wie geht’s Sie, Zurich? (crowd cheers) schon euch zu sehn (crowd cheers) it’s a sunny day (?)(chuckles)…”

Intro to “Sherry Darling”
“Zurich, party noises! (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 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!”) let me see your hands…can you feel the spirit now? (crowd and band: “Yeah, yeah!”)…”

Intro to “None But the Brave”
“Alright, let me see what we got here…woo…(chuckles) alright, you’ve been asking for this song, let me try…(?)…(chuckles) “No Surrender,” we got that one, alright, here we go…yes, yes, yes…we have some requests…some explosive requests…alright, this is, uh, bit obscure…but we’re gonna try it…(crowd cheers)…(chuckles) can we play this song? let me see…it starts off: one, two, three, four (chuckles) that’s how they all start off – one, two, dang, dang, dang, boom! and then the band plays (laughs from the crowd) Jake, you ready?…(chuckles) that doesn’t fill me with confidence for some reason…(?)(chuckles)…alright, I’m sure…so it’s one, two, three (mimics saxophone)(chuckles) if we fuck that part up, the rest of the song is dead, it’s no good, here we go…”

Intro to “Roll of the Dice”
“Alright, we’re gonna keep going on our ones we barely know (chuckles) (crowd cheers)…(piano intro starts)…are you ready to gamble with the E Street Band? (crowd cheers) are you ready to put it on the line with the E Street Band? (crowd cheers) ‘cause I’m not sure if we know this one either, folks…but we’re gonna give it a shot…are you ready? (crowd cheers) are you ready? (crowd cheers) are you with us? (crowd cheers) are you with me? (crowd cheers) I’m afraid to start this song (crowd cheers) oh, here it comes…get ready to roll that dice now…come on, one, two, one, two, three, four…”

Intro to “Jole Blon”
“Recommended in B-flat…are we ready?…”

Middle of “Mary’s Place”
“Ssssh…ssh, ssh…listen…listen…listen…let me hear the girls scream (crowd cheers) that’s got nothing to do with this song at all (laughs from the crowd) sssh, listen (chuckles)…I got a picture of you in my locket…”

Intro to “Jungleland”
“Yes, yes (crowd cheers) I wanna take a minute and thank you all for coming out to the show tonight, thank you, Zurich (crowd cheers) Switzerland, Spain, England (crowd cheers) thank you all, I wanna thank all the fans who’ve been following us along all through Europe here (crowd cheers) thank you for your beautiful sign, yes, yes, that’s lovely..I wanna thank our crew that puts our show up and takes it down every night – a big hand for the crew, please (crowd cheers) all the sound crew, thank you, crowd on the lights, thank you (crowd cheers) all the guys in our backline, thank you… we always get an incredible welcome over here and, uh…it’s always a great adventure for us so…this is for you…”

Intro to “Ramrod”
“Let’s go ramrod! (crowd cheers)…come on…rock that thing, girls, rock that thing…”

Middle of “Ramrod”
“Hey Steve…is it quitting time? (crowd: “No”) is it sexy time? (crowd: “No”) is it time to go back to the hotel and get a cheeseburger and watch some pornographic films? (crowd: “No”) then what time is it? (crowd: “Boss-time”)…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) then let me see your hands…let me see your hands now…what I want you to do…what I want you to do …what I want you to do…is shake your ass now…come on and shake your ass now…”

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell on the guitar, fiddle and vocals (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano on the accordion and organ (crowd cheers) the magic, the mystery, the magnificence of Nils Lofgren on the guitar (crowd cheers) Mr. Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) the mightiest of the mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Professor “88 keys won’t do” Roy Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers) Mr. Garry W. Tallent on the bass (crowd cheers) and last but not least…the king…the king…the king…the king…the king…the king…the king of the Underground, Little Steven Van Zandt on guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) oh, that’s right…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?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…can I get a witness?…Zurich! (crowd cheers) Zurich! (crowd cheers) Zurich! (crowd cheers) Zurich! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, ass-shaking, Earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…
(…) Goodnight, everybody…(Steve: “The Boss has left building…(?) …wait a minute…bring him back, bring him back”) (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Twist and Shout”
“Ah, you’re looking good out there…I wanna thank you all for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) I wanna thank everybody who’s followed us all over Europe (crowd cheers)(?) all our fans right here…we wanna thank you for supporting us and now …we got one, one left…for 2016 in Europe, we got one thing left… one thing – are you ready, boys? (crowd cheers) are you ready, girls? (crowd cheers) are you ready, boys? (crowd cheers) are you ready, girls? (crowd cheers) are you ready, boys? (crowd cheers) are you ready, girls? (crowd cheers) are you ready, boys? (crowd cheers) are you ready, girls? (crowd cheers) one more time for 2016…”

Towards the end of “Twist and Shout”
“Thank you, the E Street Band loves you…”

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