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11.08.81 Detroit, MI, following 'Prove It All Night':
"I'd like to make a short public announcement, if there's anybody around that has firecrackers, is throwing firecrackers during tonight, please tell somebody, tell a security guard because I want them thrown the fuck out of the building. So, whoever's throwing those things you're no friend of mine, and ??..."

11.08.81 Detroit, MI, intro to ‘Independence Day’:
”I remember I used to....have to come around the back door every night....to get in my house when I was growing up.....because my old man used to lock up the front door so me and my sister used to have to pass by him (?).....and....it was always late at night, that was always the only time to see him, we never sat down and talked....about anything....and I used to always get so....frustrated and angry at him because....it seemed like he never wanted to hear what I had to say....and he never wanted to hear what I wanted to do....and...as I got older I used to, I thought back and realised that he used to sit in the kitchen every night....for....all the years that I....that I, that we lived in the same house....and sit there by himself in the dark.....and I....I never once....in all the years that we lived together, I never once asked him what he was thinking....or what he was dreaming about.....it seems like I didn’t respect him and he didn’t respect me.... and....and we had it all wrong....”

11.08.81 Detroit, MI, intro to ‘For You’:
”This is a song for all the old timers out there....”

11.08.81 Detroit, MI, intro to ‘Johnny Bye Bye’:
”Thanks....this is uh....this is a song (?) I started to write....I guess in 19...78....ah..... I think everybody marks their lives by....certain things that happen around ‘em...... I always remember.....the first time that....I heard ‘Like a Rolling Stone’.....and the first time I saw Elvis....on Ed Sullivan Show (cheers)....and....I always remember where..... where I was when a friend of mine called me and told me that he’d died.....and it’s always been....you know, I read all the books and I tried to....to understand how..... how somebody who.....who had won so much.....and had been so much.....and so alive inside could in the end.....lose so bad....lose the things that were so important to him.... it must´ve been....pretty lonely.....this is a song....it’s called ‘Bye Bye Johnny’, it’s a song for Elvis.....”

11.08.81 Detroit, MI, middle of ‘Rosalita’:
”Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls....now into my favorite part of the show....I’m talking about ....the band....introductions.....I know, I know....first, I’d like to start off with a young man behind that thing we like to call a piano.....the only member of the band with a high school diploma....most educated member of the band, let’s hear it for higher education and Professor Roy Bittan on the piano (cheers)....he’s smart....he’s smart over there....we got a guy.....we got a guy.....poet of the soul, master of rock and roll.....man who brought you such great hits as ‘I Don’t Wanna Go Home’....’Sweeter Than Honey’....’This Time It’s For Real’....’Some Things Just Don’t Change’.....’Daddy’s Come Home’.....’Trapped Again’, I’m talking about the great Miami Steve Van Zandt on the guitar (cheers)....now, we got a man.....flew all the way tonight from Neptune, New Jersey and boy....his (?) looks tired (chuckles).....so we got a guy I’d like to introduce to you, (?) handsome ,debonair, ladies and gentlemen, Mr.Garry W. Tallent on the bass (cheers)....next we got a guy....king of the big beat all the way from South Orange, New Jersey....I’m talking about the Mighty .....Max Weinberg (cheers).....and next....we’ve got a young man from Flemington, New Jersey, how many folks from Flemington here tonight ? (cheers).....alright....this guy’s for you....he plays the organ (?) , the glockenspiel.....I’m talking about the multi (?), multi-talented, great humanitarian, great vegetarian, great veterinarian and a close....personal friend of mine, Mr.Phantom Dan Federici on the organ (cheers).....now...last but not least (cheers) ....I don’t blame you....for being excited....because now I’m gonna introduce to you a man, it’s the hardest part of the show because I can’t think of the words to introduce him, I’ve run out of superlatives, I’ve run out of adjectives and so....I’d like to say that during intermission tonight....when you can’t think of what to say, all the great, great people in time, they used to write poetry.....like the guy who saw a tree wanted to describe it, (?) a poem as lovely as a tree.....and the guy who saw the rose and the rose by any other name would smell as sweet....and here’s to the girl in a little black dress dancing so sweet next to this thing that has no feet.....in that great tradition, I’d like to intro...to introduce to you.... my....cool it down,boys (laughs)....poem for Clarence (cheers)....C is for cool....which only a foolish man would dispute.....L is for lean and mean and (?)......A is for the ace of the saxophone (cheers)....R is ‘cause he’s a regular guy even though he’s world re-known (cheers)....E is for his everlasting love which I hold so dear (cheers)....N is for nasty...mess with him and your face he will smear...C is for that C-note he’s owed me since last year...and E is for everything else, you put that together and what’s that spell ?....”

11.08.81 Detroit, MI, intro to ‘Jungleland’:
”I wanna thank....I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight, thank you very much (cheers)....we appreciate it....and this is for all you guys way up on the mountain there.....”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi


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