Story 2017-02-07 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Intro to “American Land”
“Let’s hear it for ‘em (crowd cheers)(intro music starts) good evening, Sydney (crowd cheers) let me see you! (crowd cheers) turn the lights on!…”

Intro to “Hungry Heart”
“Who’s from Baltimore? (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “Long Tall Sally”
“Can it be done?…”

Middle of “Long Tall Sally”
“As done in the bars of Asbury Park (chuckles)…”

Intro to “Mary’s Place”
“Yes…is there anybody alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) let me see your hands now (crowd cheers) looking good, looking good, way up top there, come on!…shake that ass (chuckles) that’s right …yeah…you look good, come on, lady (chuckles)…yeah…yeah…are you ready for a Sydney house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) do you feel the spirit? (crowd cheers) then make me feel your spirit right now! (crowd cheers)…”

Middle of “Mary’s Place”
“That’s right…oh yeah…now listen…Max…now listen…ssshhh… ssshhh…(some people in the crowd: “Bruuuce!”) don’t Bruce me! don’t fucking Bruce me (laughs from the crowd)…”

Intro to “Jungleland”
“Thank you! (crowd cheers) yes…thank you, thank you so much…uh …thanks for coming out tonight, we got some friends in the house with us from the Foodbank of New South Wales, Foodbank of New South Wales is the largest food relief organization in Australia, they rescue food from going to waste and they turn it into meals to feed hungry Australians, your struggling neighbors in need, that’s the Foodbank of New South Wales, if you see them on your way out, please give them a hand, they’re out on the frontlines doing…God’s work (crowd cheers) here we go…”

Intro to “Shout”
“Sydney! (crowd cheers) are you with me? (crowd cheers)…oh… alright…alright…I want you to shake, I want you to shake, I want you to shake, I want you to shake your ass now…shake your ass now…shake your ass now…”

Middle of “Shout”
“Sister Soozie Tyrell on the fiddle and the vocals and the guitar (crowd cheers) Brother Charlie Giordano on the organ (crowd cheers) Brother Nils Lofgren on the guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) Brother Jake Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers) the Mighty, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Roy “The Professor,” “Spider” Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers) Brother Garry W. Tallent on the bass guitar (crowd cheers) and last but not least, Steeeeeeve, Little Steven on the guitar and vocals (crowd cheers) alright…alright…alright…alright…alright…alright… alright…alright… alright…Sydney (crowd cheers) say yeah, say yeah…Sydney! (crowd cheers) Sydney! (crowd cheers) Sydney! (crowd cheers) Sydney! (crowd cheers) I want you to go home tonight after the show, I want you to go to your neighborhood, I want you to knock on all your neighbors’ doors, I want you to get them out of their beds and downstairs in their pyjammies and I want you to get up into their face and I want you to tell them, to tell them, to tell them that you have just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, Earth-shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, lovemaking, (crowd: “Viagra-taking”) Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary E (crowd: “Street Band!”)…
(…)(Steve: “The Boss has left the building…sort of…or not…bring him back, bring him back (crowd cheers) bring him back!”…)

After “Bobby Jean”
“Thank you, Sydney! (crowd cheers) the E Street Band loves you! (crowd cheers) woo!…we’ll be back the night after tomorrow for another spectacular, see you then!…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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