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Thanks to Kirk for the ticket and newspaper advert scans.

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08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Something in the Night”
“How’s everybody been in Madison, alright? (crowd cheers) I went in…I went in this record store yesterday, I was downtown…and I met this guy, he’s standing behind this counter and he’s got out, he’s got out a map of the United States…and he’s looking up all of the locations of all of the names in these songs…and he said he could find every one except he couldn’t find Kingsley and I told him it was on the map and I was lying to him (chuckles)(crowd cheers) it’s not on the map (chuckles) it’s, uh, Kingsley is Kingsley Avenue, it’s, uh, down in Asbury Park there’s Kingsley Avenue and Ocean (crowd cheers) Ocean Avenue and they make a big oval that forms a circuit downtown so that’s what it is and it ain’t on a map (chuckles) this is called “Something in the Night”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “For You”
“Thank you…this next song, this is a song that we recorded back in 1972, it was on an album called “Greetings from Asbury Park” (crowd cheers) and it’s called “For You”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “The Promised Land”
“Oh, thanks…we got a new album out, it’s called “Darkness on the Edge of Town”…I guess it’s only been out about a week, I don’t know how long it’s been out out here…(?)(chuckles) this is called, this is called “Promised Land”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Racing in the Street”
“Here’s a new song, this is called “Racing in the Street”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, after “Jungleland”
“Thank you (crowd cheers) Big Man, Clarence Clemons (crowd cheers) we’re gonna take…we’re gonna take a short break, 15 minutes and we’ll be right back (?)…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Paradise by the C”
“Ladies and gentlemen, from that paradise by the sea, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Fire”
“This next song…it’s a song that’s on Robert Gordon, Robert Gordon’s second album that I wrote, it’s called “Fire”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Growin’ Up”
“Here’s a song…(chuckles)…here’s a song from “Greetings from Asbury Park” (?)…
(…) And there we were…I think…it was me and the Big Man, we had a flat tire, we were on this dark road about three o’clock in the morning, no street lights, no traffic…we were trying to figure out how we were gonna get back into Park…and we’re sitting there on the side of the road and all of sudden screaming by us at about, about two thousand miles per hour (guitar sound) shooting out of the sky came this red-white-and-blue flying saucer that had printed on the side “Big Daddy Don Garlitz (?)”…it screeched on its brakes about a mile down the road, put it in reverse, pulled back to us, hovered about ten feet off the ground, this little green man stuck his head out the window and said “Do either of you guys know the way to the New Jersey Turnpike?” (crowd cheers) I said…we said, matter of fact (?) we said “Do we know the way to the New Jersey Turnpike?”…”We are New Jersey Turnpike” (crowd cheers) “And the Garden State Parkway too”…then he said, we were trying to make a deal so we figured (?) we strike a deal with this guy, see if we can get a ride home so he said “Will you guys tell me the way to the New Jersey Turnpike so I can get out of this dump and I’ll give you one wish each?” so we thought about it for a long time…figured we could wish for a million bucks – nah – figured we could wish for new clothes…we got new clothes…figured we could wish for a new car, then we thought about, we said “Mr. Spaceman, what we would like to be…what we would really like to be…is movie stars”… he says “No, no, no, no,” he says “I don’t know about that but would you…would you settle for rock’n’roll?”…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, middle of “Backstreets”
“Till the end…just me and you, baby…just me and you, girl…I remember…you standing on the corner…with your hair all up…in that…pretty new blue dress…that dress that your baby bought you… standing there with your sad eyes…your lonely, lonely, lonely, sad eyes…oh, darling, how they cry…haven’t I seen them cry?...now, how many times have I held you in my arms and they cried? haven’t I held you deep in my arms and let them cry till they’re all cried out? let ‘em cry till they’re all cried out, let ‘em cry till they’re all cried out, let ‘em cry till they’re all cried out, till they’re all cried out…(?) only me and you know, only me and you know, girl…the way that they lie…the way that they lie…they can tell such pretty li-li-li-lies…they tell such pretty li-li-li-lies…they can tell such pretty lies…(?) they can tell such pretty lies and you can dress ‘em up ‘cause, baby, you knew I’d buy ‘em, you can dress ‘em up and, baby, you would know I’d buy ‘em, each and every one, ‘cause I wanted you so bad, I needed you so bad, I wanted you so bad, you could dress ‘em up, you knew I’d buy ‘em, every li-li-li-lie, every little li-li-li-lie, and, baby, I wanna know why, I wanna know why, well, I wanna know why, I wanna know why, I wanna know why, why, why, why…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Rosalita”
“Wherever you are…(chuckles) where’s she? out there? say it, Big Man, “Wherever you are (Clarence: “Rosie, come out tonight”)
(chuckles)…
(…) On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) on the guitar, Miami Steve Van Zandt (crowd cheers) on the bass guitar, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max (crowd cheers) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers) and last but not least…king of the world…master of the goddamn universe…the Big Man, Clarence Clemons (crowd cheers)…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Born to Run”
“I wanna thank everybody for coming down here tonight, let you know we really appreciate it…I wanna thank you for the support you’ve shown the band over the past three years, thank you very much (crowd cheers) this is for you…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, intro to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Hey, back there, how you guys doing back there? (crowd cheers) (chuckles)…”

08.06.78 Madison, WI, middle of “Quarter to Three”
“(Clarence: “Can he do it one more time? (crowd cheers) can he do it one more time? (crowd cheers)(?) one more time…come on, man, what do you think?”)…Are you talking to me? (crowd cheers)…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


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