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15.09.99 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Factory”
“Thank you and good evening (crowd cheers) thank you, gonna need a little quiet for a few songs, thank you…”

15.09.99 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Let’s bring it up…are you ready for the “Tenth” now? (crowd cheers) are you ready to testify? (crowd cheers) because I got a story that I gotta tell you…
(…)(sings a bit of “It’s Alright” and “Take Me to the River”)…that’s right…that’s where I want to go...I wanna go to the river…the river of life…and the river of love…the river of companionship…the river of sexual healing…I want to go to the river tonight and I want you to go with me (crowd cheers) and I wanna go with you (crowd cheers) because you can’t get there by yourself...you may think that you can sometimes and you may try but you can’t get there in the end by yourself…now I know because when I was a young man …I walked as a little child and I thought that that independence… but I found myself one evening…standing before a dark grove of trees by myself…frightened to pass on through to the other side… even though I knew that that’s where the river of life was waiting ...and that river of love and of a meaningful life…and cold beer at a reasonable price (crowd cheers) and there were people waiting over there...to welcome you…but I stood paralyzed…and then I walked into the trees and there was a gypsy woman sitting out in front of a Mercedes Benz and she had a crystal ball and I told her my problem and she said…”Well, you can’t get there alone, Son, you need…you need a band is what you need” (crowd cheers) and so I’d like to introduce this evening the Dean of the university of musical perversity, the Secretary of intelligence, Professor Roy Bittan on the piano (crowd cheers) with me at the riverside…I’d like introduce the Secretary of faith and friendship and the keeper of all that is righteous on E Street, Little Steven Van Zandt on the guitar (crowd cheers) with me, Brother, at the riverside…I’d like to introduce the foundation of the E Street nation, Southern man, Mr. Garry W. Tallent on the bass guitar (crowd cheers) with me at the riverside… I’d like to introduce the Secretary of syncopation, the Minister of the Big Beat, Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums (crowd cheers) Mighty man with me at the riverside…I’d like to introduce the Secretary of heart and spirit, the Godfather of the guitar, Mr. Nils Lofgren on the guitar (crowd cheers) with me at the riverside…I’d like to introduce the Minister of mystery and all things unfathomable in this life, Phantom Dan Federici on the organ (crowd cheers) with me at the riverside…now, brunettes are fine, blondes are fun but when it comes to getting a dirty job done, it takes a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) yeah, man, I’m looking for a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) oh, man, I’ve got to myself a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) yeah, man, I’m looking for a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) I’ve got to find myself a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) oh yeah, I’m looking for a (crowd: “Red headed woman”) sweet, sweet thing, yeah (crowd: “Red headed woman”)…wild thing, you move me! First Lady of love and sweet harmony, Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals, with me at the riverside (crowd cheers) and so we walked on through that dark forest…and I could see the riverbanks and there were people waiting all around (crowd cheers) but there was still something missing…something essential…something so very important… something that we could not go on without…I’m talking about the Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood - do I have to say his name? (crowd cheers) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”) say who? (crowd: “Clarence”)…”
[The intro to “The Ghost of Tom Joad” missing from the source tape.]

15.09.99 Philadelphia, PA, middle of “Light of Day”
“Philadelphia, PA! (crowd cheers) I said Philadelphia! (crowd cheers)Philadelphia! (crowd cheers)Philadelphia! (crowd cheers) but everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen people lost…in the wilderness…lost…in bitterness…lost…in their cheesesteaks…lost in loneliness…mamas lost…on parade…lost (?)…but we’re coming to get you, we’re coming to get you, we’re coming to get you…if you’ve been downsized, stigmatized, retropsychelicized, Pokemonized, pass-the-tax-deducts-to-the-rich-Republicanized…it’s not too late to repent…we’re coming to get you…I’m here to re-educate, to rededicate, to re-confiscate, to re-indoctrinate, to re-sexualate, to rededicate, to re-comboobulate, to re-liberate you with the power…and the promise…the mystery…the majesty…and the ministry…of rock’n’roll! (crowd cheers) say you need somebody! (crowd cheers) that’s right…unlike my competitors, I shall not…I will not…I can not…promise you life everlasting but I can promise you life…(laughs in sinister way) right now! (crowd cheers) and all you gotta do is raise your hand and say “I” (crowd and Bruce start going “I, I, I”)…”

15.09.99 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Ramrod”
“I feel like wrestling, are you ready to wrestle? (crowd cheers)…
(…) Everybody make your move now!...”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


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