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Thanks to Carlo for the poster & Jörn for the upper right ticket.

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Above: leaflet handed to the Stockholm showgoers. Thanks to Peter for the scans.

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03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´Tunnel Of Love´
"Hello Stockholm....hello U.S.A...hello world!...are you ready to ride?"

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´All That Heaven Will Allow´
´´So is this what summer in Stockholm´s like ? (cheers)....this is nice, man....we´ve got sun out here today...all the girls got their summer clothes on.....yeah....hey, Richie, sing it for, uh, sing it for everybody on the beach back in New Jersey, alright....come on, man.....this is ´Happy Fourth of July´ for everybody back home.....say ´Hi´ to ´em (crowd : ´Hi!´)....”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´Spare Parts´
´´Det är en sång om en kvinna.....(?) något nytt i sitt liv.....this is a song about a woman trying to understand the value of her own individual existence....put away her past and find something new and beautiful in her life now....”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´Chimes of Freedom´
´´Oh....yeah, a little bit now....earlier today Amnesty International announced a worldwide tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights....the Declaration of Human Rights is a document that was signed by every government in the world 40 years ago, recognising the existence of certain inalienable human rights for everyone regardless of your race, your color, your sex, your religion, your political opinion or the type of government that you´re living under....I, I was glad to be asked to participate and I´m proud to join Sting and Peter Gabriel....Youssou N´Dour, Tracy Chapman in a tour that´s gonna begin in early September and is gonna run for about six weeks....so I´d like to dedicate this next song to the people of Amnesty International and their idea and so when we come to your town, come on out, support the tour, support human rights for everyone now and let freedom ring.....”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´You Can Look´
´´Yeah, it starts when you´re a little bitty baby....your mama sees you crawling across that floor....heading for that TV-set and she says ´Now....don´t touch that, Son....you can look at it but you can´t touch it....oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....yeah, you can look but you can´t touch that thing´....I remember my mama taking me over to my aunt´s house....and my aunt used to always fix her hair up real....real high on Sundays and she used to hate for me touch her hair....she´d say ´Son, don´t you touch that thing....oh, oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....you can look but you can´t touch that thing´ ....then I remember in high school I took out my first girlfriend....I took her to a movie....took her out to dinner....took her to a nice dark place where we could park....and she kind of looked over to me and smiled....and I looked back at her and started whispering sweet things in her ear like ´You know you´re the only one for me, baby...there is no other´ and I got my hand on her knee....and I got my hand on her thigh and just as I was about to, uh....she said ´Oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....oh, you can look but you can´t touch that thing....oh, oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....oh, oh, Son, don´t you touch that thing....yeah, you can look but you can´t touch that thing´.... ”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´I´m a Coward´
´´Is there anybody alive out there tonight ? (cheers)....is there anybody that can feel the living, breathing spirit in their souls out there tonight ? (cheers)....that´s good because....I´ve got a question....I´d like to ask you.....are there any brave, heroic, rough, tough Stockholm men in the audience tonight ? (cheers)....well, I’ve known men that would swim rivers, that would climb mountains....that would wrestle with the beasts of the jungle but there was one thing that they was afraid of....one thing scared them to death and made them run home like little babies to their mommies....do you want to know what that one thing was ?....I´m gonna tell you....what I´m talking about´s L-U-V, I’m talking about love....love ! love scared them to death, when they got next to love, when they found that woman, when they found that thing that they loved, they ran home like little babies to their mommies, they got so frightened...now, are there any rough, tough, sexy Swedish women in the audience tonight ? (cheers)....come on let me hear you girls (cheers)...are the girls out there tonight ? (cheers) ....because I’m talking to you too....I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they ran home....back to their loneliness and their isolation....now, I’m not down here tonight just pointing a finger, I´ve got a confession that I´ve got to make and I want to tell each and every one of you tonight that I have sinned !....and that I´m a brave man if I don´t say so myself.... but that what I´ve got to confess to is....that I´m a coward when it comes to love....”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, intro to ´Sweet Soul Music´
´´I said it´s alright....I said it´s alright....I said it´s alright....I said, I said, I said....I said I think you´re getting a little tired on me....oh yeah....I can tell like you know when the energy level starts to drop, the crowd´s dragging their ass a little bit, you know....oh, I think you´re getting a little tired on me here....are you sure ?....are you sure ?....are you sure ?....then I have a question I wanna ask you.....”

03.07.88 Stockholm, Sweden, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´....and last but not least....kick it, boys....we got the one, the only, the incredible, the unmistakable, the undeniable, the inexplicable, the unbelievable Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons on the saxophone....´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi


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