Story 2017-02-04 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia

Towards the end of “Out in the Street”
“Who wants to dance with Mighty Max? (crowd cheers)(chuckles) Where’s the girl with “Wants to dance with Mighty Max” on that sign?…is she right there?…I don’t see her (chuckles) well, come on get up and dance with Mighty Max! (chuckles) come on, Max is waiting! (chuckles) come on, lady!…get back there, do your bit…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“A little more summer music for you…”

After “Hungry Heart”
“Well done! (crowd cheers) get your asses out of those seats, that’s right, it’s good for you (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Glory Days”
“Alright, alright, you wanna keep dancing? (crowd cheers) alright, let’s try one more dance tune…”

Middle of “Glory Days”
“What time is it?…is it lunch time?…is it sexy time?…is it, uh, is it… ass-shaking time? (crowd cheers) then it’s also…(drum roll)…”

Intro to “This Hard Land”
“Alright, folks…well done out there (chuckles) well done (crowd cheers) that’s right…go ahead, sit those tired asses back down if you want, that’s right (chuckles) it’s alright (chuckles)…

After “New York City Serenade”
“Let’s hear it for our horn section! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Cadillac Ranch”
“Oh, when I die, take my body down to the Cadillac Ranch! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “I’m Goin’ Down”
“Now, of course…when there’s a fight in my house, I sound like this: ‘Oh, baby, but…but…but…but…but, but, baby…but I…I didn’t hear…no, no, you don’t under-, no…” That’s how I sound (chuckles) and Patti sound like ‘Who the fuck do you think you are?” (chuckles) (crowd cheers) and unfortunately none of the stage answers apply (chuckles)…go ahead, let me hear those hands clapping (chuckles)(crowd claps) people in the seats, let me hear you clap…let me see the asses get up, the backs can’t be that bad (chuckles) that’s right, oh, you look, you look much better now… you look good…”

Towards the end of “I’m Goin’ Down”
“But, baby, but…but…but, Sugar…but…but, baby, but…but…oh (giggles) you know what I like, Honey…(?)…oh, Sugar, you know what the Boss likes…”

Intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“(Starts strumming the guitar, stops) I think we forgot this one, wait a minute…ah, one, two, three, four…(starts strumming the guitar again, stops)…we haven’t played this one in a long time (chuckles)(sings to himself, strums the guitar, the band practices)(crowd starts singing the melody) thank you!…keep going, we don’t know it yet (crowd keeps singing the melody) yeah, one, two, three, four…”

Intro to “Born to Run”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) thank you, Melbourne! (crowd cheers) I wanna thank, uh, all folks for coming out and seeing us the last two nights (crowd cheers) we love Australia (crowd cheers) it’s been a real treat coming down here all these recent years, getting a chance to see you guys on a regular basis and, uh (crowd cheers) we wanna thank you for the support of our band and our music all the way Down Under (chuckles) (crowd cheers) at least I know the last place on Earth where I can get a beer – right down here (chuckles) (crowd cheers) on the house (chuckles) we got some friends of ours tonight, folks 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 your local soup kitchens and community foodbanks, Feed Melbourne Appeal, they’re out on the frontlines doing God’s work here in Australia in 24 (crowd cheers) please give them a hand if you see them on the way out…I also want to thank all you folks that travel to come and see us, I know a lot of you guys travel very far, tonight we’ve got folks from, obviously, New Zealand… England…USA, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Scotland, Morocco, Malta, Tasmania, Latvia, Sweden, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Norway, Wales and Australia right here in the front pit (crowd cheers) we salute you! (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Are you ready? (crowd cheers) Are you ready? (crowd cheers) Are you ready? (crowd cheers) Are you ready? (crowd cheers)…
(…)On the fiddle, acoustic guitar and vocals, Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) on the organ, Brother Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) on the guitar and vocals, the master, Brother Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) on the saxophone, soul man, Brother Jake Clemons (crowd cheers) on the drums, the mightiest of the mighty, the Mighty, Mighty Max (crowd cheers) on the piano, Professor Roy ‘Spider’ Bittan (crowd cheers) on the bass guitar, Brother Garry Tallent (crowd cheers) and last but not least…consigliere…on the guitar and vocals, Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) alright, oh yeah, I said uh, ah, I said, uh, ah, I said, uh, ah, let me hear you, uh, ah, come on (crowd: “Uh, ah!”) come on (crowd: “Uh, ah!”) come on (crowd: “Uh, ah!”) come on (crowd: “Uh, ah!”) girls, let me hear you (girls: “Uh, ah!”) that’s right (girls: “Uh, ah!”) come on ladies (chuckles)(girls: “Uh, ah!”) mighty men now, go on (guys: “Uh, ah!) come on (guys: “Uh, ah!) come on (guys: “Uh, ah!)…Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) Melbourne! (crowd cheers) ladies and gentlemen, when you leave the stadium tonight, I want you to go back to your neighborhood, I want you to knock on every door on the street, I want you to get your neighbors outside on the street in the pyjammies, I want you to get into their face and I want you to tell them, tell them, tell them that you’ve just seen heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, earthquaking, lovemaking, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…
(…) I don’t have anything left…no mas…no mas…(Steve: “The Boss has left the building…or not…bring him back…bring back…”)
(…) I got nothing left….my heart…I’m too old to go on…I can’t make it…my back hurts…I got a hernia…I can’t go on…maybe if the applause is loud enough, I can go on…maybe just a little bit louder than that…oh, maybe, maybe, maybe just a little bit louder than that, please!…”

Intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Let’s twist now!…shake that ass now!…
(…) Give me some New York City boogaloo, Professor (Roy plays) that’s right…come on, shake that ass now…let me hear just the Professor, give those base notes, Roy (Roy plays)…”

After “Twist and Shout”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) thank you for two great nights here in Melbourne! The E Street Band loves you (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi
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