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25.04.00 Pittsburgh, PA, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
´´(sings ‘Take Me to the River’) That´s right....that’s where I wanna go tonight....I wanna go to the riverside....I wanna find that river....that river of life....and that river of love....I wanna find that river of faith....something to believe in....I wanna find that river of hope tonight....I wanna find that river of transformation where you can go and you can be changed ....I wanna find that river of resurrection where everybody gets a second chance.....and I wanna find that river of sexual healing....and companionship....that river of happiness....and of joyousness....that´s where I wanna go tonight....that´s where I want to go and I want you to go with me....because that´s why I´m here tonight.....that´s why we´re here....because you can´t get there by yourself...you can´t get to those things.....by yourself....no matter how hard you try.....that´s why tonight I wanna throw, I wanna throw a rock and roll exorcism....a rock and roll baptism....I wanna be washed in those waters of life.....and everything that it brings to me....but once I stood, I was a young man and I stood one evening before a dark grove of trees and just like a little child, I was scared, I was frightened to go through those trees even though I knew that on the other side was the river of life and cold beer at a reasonable price ....but I couldn´t pass through and there was a gypsy woman sitting on the edge of the forest and she called me to her and she said ´Son, what you need, what you need is you need a little help tonight....what´s your line ? what line are you in ?´ and I told her and she said ´Well, then what you need is you need a band....to walk with you´....and that´s why tonight I´d like to introduce the dean of the university of musical perversity, the Secretary of intelligence, on the piano, Professor Roy Bittan....with me at the riverside, the Minister of faith and friendship, keeper of all that´s righteous on E Street and star of the ´Sopranos´-television show, Little Steven....with me at the riverside...I wanna introduce, the foundation of the E Street nation, Southern man, on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent...with me at the riverside, the man that brings the power night after night, he never falters, I´m talking about the Minister of the mighty beat and star of Late Night Television, the Mighty Max Weinberg ....I wanna introduce the Secretary of heart and spirit, the Godfather of the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren.....with me at the riverside, the Minister of mystery, keeper of all things unfathomable on E Street, on the Hammond B-3 organ and accordion, Brother Dan Federici ....now I´ve learned one thing in this life and that´s brunettes is fine, blondes is fun but when it come to getting a dirty job done, it takes a (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I´m searching, I´m searching for a (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I got to find my baby (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I´m creeping, I´m crawling (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I´m looking for my love now (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I´m begging, I´m pleading (crowd : ´Red headed woman´) I got to find my baby (crowd : ´Red headed woman´)(Patti sings a bit of ´Rumble Doll´) the First Lady of love, on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa....thank you, baby....and now last but not least.....last but not least....the sky opened up, the earth began to rumble, I´m talking about the Minister of soul, Secretary of the brotherhood and if we lived in a righteous nation, the next president of the United States....do I have to say his name ?....do I have to say his name ?...say who ?....say who ?....say who ?....say who ?....say who ? ....say who ? ....say who ?....say who ?....say who ?....say who ?....”

25.04.00 Pittsburgh, PA, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´Pittsburgh !...PA, baby !....but everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen people lost in confusion.... I´ve seen people lost in the wilderness....I´ve seen people lost in bitterness....I´ve seen people lost in loneliness....but tonight, tonight we´ve come thousands and thousands of miles, all around the world on a search-and-rescue mission, that´s right, we´re coming to get you.... you´ve been downhearted, you´ve been disgusted, you´ve been disspirited, dispossessed, downsized, analyzed, stigmatised, fractionalised, retropsychedelicized, Republicanised.... that´s alright, you get the chance to repent, I’m here tonight to re-educate, to resuscitate, to regenerate, to reconfiscate, to reindoctrinate, to recombobolate, to, to, to, to resexualate....to reliberate you with the power and the glory, with the power and the glory, with the majesty, with the mystery, with the ministry of rock and roll !...that´s right....that´s why I´m here.... that´s why (?)....with the power and the glory, with the power and the glory, with the majesty, with the mystery, with the ministry of rock and roll !....now, unlike my competitors, I shall not, I will not, I cannot promise you life everlasting ....but I can promise you life right now !...and all you gotta do is raise your hand and say ‘I’.....”

25.04.00 Pittsburgh, PA, intro to ´Idiot´s Delight´
´´I´d like to bring up a young man right now, ladies and gentlemen....from the fine city of Pittsburgh....a close personal friend of mine....come on, Joe....Joe Grushecky....gonna do a song him and I wrote, we´ve never played it before, we´ve never practised it before (?)....”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi


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