Story 2017-01-27 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
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Intro to “Night”
“Good evening, Western Australia! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City”
“This is the song that got me my record deal…because…because…I had skin like leather…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“Alright, Steve! (Steve: “Yeah, baby”) let’s see if we can get these folks in Perth dancing…(Steve: “I think we can”) can we get these folks in Perth dancing?…can we get their asses up out of those seats?…can we get the asses up out of those seats?…can we get the asses up out of those seats?…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“(After the sing-along) Ah, excellent, excellent!…”

Middle of “Ramrod”
“Hey, Steve! (Steve: “Yeah, baby”) what time is it, baby? (Steve: “I ain’t got no watch”) I’m so jet-lagged I don’t know what the fuck time it is…(?) I don’t know, does Perth know what time it is? (Steve: “They might know”) do you know what time it is?…do you know what time it is?…Australia, what time is it? (crowd: “Boss-time!”) that’s so good!…”

Intro to “I’m Goin’ Down”
“Alright, so you’ve had a fight with your wife or your girlfriend…I’m not usually very good in those kinds of things…it’s always one of those like I’ve done something that merits the statement “Well, who do you think you are?…Just who do you think you are?” (some in the crowd: “You’re the Boss!”) that doesn’t work at home, folks (chuckles) that doesn’t get me any-fucking-where at home (chuckles)…”

Intro to “Backstreets”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) thank you, we’re here tonight with the Foodbank of Western Australia, two million Australians rely on food relief each year, Foodbank of Western Australia is the state’s largest hunger relief organization, they run the largest school breakfast program to make sure there’s no kids going to school hungry without a nutritious breakfast…they are the Foodbank of Western Australia, they are your neighbors out on the frontlines doing God’s work, if you see them on your way out, please help them out, this is for them (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…till the end…forever friends…forever friends…until the end…until the end…forever friends…forever friends…forever friends …that was the deal, right? (chuckles) (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Shout”
“I want you to raise your hands now…come on and shake, shake your hands now…I want you to shake your hands and then I want you to shake your ass now…shake that ass now…

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell on the fiddle, guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano on the organ (crowd cheers) Nils Lofgren on the vocals and guitar (crowd cheers) Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) the mightiest of them all, 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 last but not least, the one, the only, Little Steven on guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) that’s right…that’s right…that’s right…that’s right…that’s right…that’s right… that’s right…Western Australia! (crowd cheers) Western Australia! (crowd cheers) Western Australia! (crowd cheers) do you have kangaroos in this part of Australia? (crowd cheers) well, then tonight I want you to go home and on your way home if you run into a spare kangaroo, I want you to pull over, I want you to stop your car, I want you to get out in front of them and I want you tell them that 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!”)…
(…) We gotta go home now! (crowd cheers) we gotta move on (crowd cheers) I hear that train calling, baby! (crowd cheers) you don’t have anything left anyway (crowd cheers) no, you don’t have anything left (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers)…

Intro to “Bobby Jean”
One last call for Perth! (crowd cheers) thank you for being so good to us on our three nights here! (crowd cheers) remember the E Street Band loves you…”

End of “Bobby Jean”
“The mighty E Street Band!…Western Australia, we thank you, we love you! (crowd cheers) we’ll be seeing you again! (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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