Story 2017-02-02 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
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Intro to “Don’t Hang Up”
“Evening! (crowd cheers) alright…one, two, yeah…we stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight (chuckles) this was a song from 1965 by the Orlons, we’re gonna use this to send a letter back home…”

Intro to “American Land”
“We come from a land of immigrants! (crowd cheers) this is an immigrant song…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“Come on, Steve (Steve: “I’m with you, baby”) are you with me? (Steve: “I’m with you”) is the band with me? (Steve: “Oh yeah, yeah”) are the people with us? (crowd cheers)(Steve: “Oh yeah”)…”

Intro to “Murder Incorporated”
“(something’s wrong with Bruce’s guitar)…I got it, Steve, I got it (chuckles)…”

Intro to “Mary’s Place”
“Melbourne! (crowd cheers) are you in the house tonight? (crowd cheers) are you out there in the house tonight? (crowd cheers) I still can’t hear you – is there anybody in the house tonight? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) then meet me right here – Max!…meet me right here…meet me right here…we need a house party…I’ve been so fucking depressed, man (crowd cheers) shit is fucked up home! …damn! (chuckles) what else can I say but damn? shit is fucked up (crowd cheers) the E Street Band needs some Aussie spirit tonight, brother! (crowd cheers) you’ve got to bring us up tonight! (crowd cheers) you’ve got to bring us up, that’s right (crowd cheers) (chuckles) alright, well, listen…”

Middle of “Mary’s Place”
“(chuckles) Woah, what was that?…tonight’s my night for fucking everything up (chuckles) let’s try it again – Max! (Max hits the drum) (speaks in a high voice: “Max…Mighty One”)…now, listen, ssshh…I said ssshh…don’t be Brucing me now (laughs from the crowd) I don’t wanna hear no fucking Brucing right now…just ssshh…”

Intro to “Long Walk Home”
“Thank you, thank you, Melbourne! (crowd cheers) it’s a beautiful night (crowd cheers) man…we’re here with some friends of ours tonight from the Feed Melbourne Appeal – Feed Melbourne Appeal is now in its eighth year, every dollar raised goes towards helping people who are struggling to afford to eat, supports local soup kitchens, community foodbanks, if you see the Feed Melbourne Appeal on your way out, please give them a hand, they’re on the frontlines doing a good work here in your town (crowd cheers) tonight we got folks from 21 countries in the pit tonight! (chuckles) (crowd cheers) from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, China, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Denmark – the Italians follow me wherever I go! – Holland (chuckles), Germany, South Africa and Slovakia and Belgium and Israel and Norway and Sweden, they’re out there somewhere in the pit tonight (crowd cheers) that’s so nice (chuckles) aaah, there she is, a Swedish girl, huh? alright (chuckles) this is a song I wrote during the Bush administration but I guess it still applies…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Melbourne!…B-flat…alright, alright, alright…alright, alright, alright …is there anybody in the house tonight? (crowd cheers) are you alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) are you alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) are you alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) then shake your ass now…shake a hand, shake a hand… shake your hand now…come and shake your hands now…”

Middle of “Shout”
“On guitar, fiddle and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) on the organ, Brother Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) on guitar and vocals, the incredible Brother Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) on the saxophone, Brother Jake Clemons (crowd cheers) on the drums, the mightiest of the mighty, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the or-, on the piano, Professor Roy “Spider” Bittan (crowd cheers) on the bass guitar, Brother Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) and last but not least, on guitar and vocals, Brother Steeeeve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) alright…alright…alright…that’s right…now listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…listen to me – uh! - listen to me – uh! - listen to me – uh! – listen to me – uh! listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…listen to me… listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…listen to me…
listen to me…listen to me…I want you to go home tonight, I want you to knock on your neighbor’s door, I want you to get them out their beds in their pyjammies and I want you to get in their face and tell them that you have just witnessed the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, Earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…
(…) I can’t go on…I can’t go on…I can’t go on…well, maybe if I hear a little more applause (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Now we know you can shout…we know you can shout (crowd cheers) we know you can shout (crowd cheers) we know you can shout (crowd cheers) we know you can shout (crowd cheers) but can you twist?…”

Towards the end of “Twist and Shout”
“Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Australia! (crowd cheers) the E Street Band loves you! (crowd cheers)…”

After “Twist and Shout”
“Woo! (crowd cheers) thank you, Melbourne, thank you, Australia! (crowd cheers) Nils, Nils is so excited he fell on his ass, alright, tell your friends we’ll be back on Saturday night for another extravaganza (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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