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04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, middle of “Working on a Dream”
“Good evening! (crowd cheers) we’re so glad to be here on beautiful Long Island tonight (crowd cheers) many millions of years ago New Jersey and Long Island were one continuous land mass (crowd cheers) so we are glad to be here tonight with our lost brothers and sisters (crowd cheers) and the E Street Band has come here tonight to fulfil its solemn vow to rock the house! (crowd cheers) we didn’t come here just to rock the house tonight, we came here to build a house in this room tonight (crowd cheers) that’s right…we’re gonna take fear and we’re gonna build a house of love, we’re gonna take despair and we’re gonna build a house of hope, we’re gonna take sadness and we’re gonna build a house of joy, we’re gonna take doubt and build a house of faith, we’re gonna take that cooling off and build a house of sexual healing (crowd cheers) that’s right, and we’re gonna use the bad wood and we’re gonna use the good wood…and we’re gonna use the bad news and we’re gonna use the good news that’s out there tonight…and we got all the tools we need right here in this room tonight, on this stage and in those seats (crowd cheers) but we can’t do it by ourselves…that’s why we’re here…’cause we wanna build a house out of music and spirit and noise and now the mighty E Street Band is here tonight to bring the power of the music out (crowd cheers)
and we need you to bring the noise (crowd cheers) now sing it like you mean it…”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Expressway to Your Heart”
“Alright…you’re gonna try and stump the E Street Band now, baby… this group was from Long Island…that’s right…”G,” huh?...”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, after “Expressway to Your Heart”
“I knew somebody was gonna ask for that tonight…(music stops)…I knew somebody was gonna ask for that one…Long Island, baby (crowd cheers)…”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Rendezvous”
[Shows the crowd a sign for "Great Balls of Fire"] This is good but it’s too easy…everybody knows that one…[shows the crowd a sign for “Night”] (crowd cheers) we’ve play this one a lot of times so… that’s a good one [shows the crowd a sign for “Rendezvous”](crowd cheers)(?)…come on, boys…this is for the Seaside Park girl wherever you are, baby, this one’s for you…let me get my shit together (laughs from the crowd)…alright…(some quiet guitar playing)…we ready?...are you ready, Max? give us the beat, Brother (Max starts pounding the drums) give me some light on these folks…”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Kingdom of Days”
“Thank you so much…we got Miss Patti with us tonight, back with us tonight, she fell off a horse and now she’s feeling better…she’s still sore, though (chuckles) then I, then I gave her whiplash driving her to the hospital so (chuckles)…alright, we’ll do this for you again, ready?...”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Hard Times”
“Thank you, Long Island (crowd cheers) thank you for coming out to our show tonight (crowd cheers) it’s great to be here at the fabulous Nassau Coliseum (crowd cheers) damn straight!...you know, these…these old buildings are just, these are great rock’n’roll halls and uh…as we travel the country, you know, we see them getting torn down one by one and getting replaced with all the fancy buildings with all the boxes and everything but these old halls, there’s a beautiful one in L.A, we just played in…the Spectrum we just played in Philly, that was, that’s another great one (crowd cheers) there’s places that are, uh…(chuckles) are, uh …rock’n’roll halls, so anyway we wanna…we got some friends in the hall tonight, folks from the Long Island Cares, Long Island Cares was founded about thirty years ago by the late singer and activist Harry Chapin (crowd cheers) and, uh, last year alone they provided five million pounds of food to hungry and struggling Long Islanders in need, all you have to do is pick up the newspapers today to see millions of jobs that have been lost, see the hundreds of thousands of jobs that have been lost just in the past series of months, these are just folks out there going through very, very, very hard times, organizations like Long Island Cares is very often the only safety net that people have, it stands between them and going to bed hungry, kids going to bed hungry…so please in these difficult times if you can, support Long Island Cares out there, this is a song by, written by Stephen Foster back in 1855, it’s more things change the more they stay the same, this is “Hard times come again no more” …”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Jungleland”
“This is for Long Island…”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “American Land”
“Thank you for coming out to the show tonight!…don’t forget Long Island Cares!...
(…) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Curtis King (crowd cheers) Patti Scialfa – let her hear you backstage (crowd cheers) she’s sore… Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the unstoppable Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) the thunder from down under, Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) is there an intellectual in the house? Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) and the biggest man you’ve ever seen: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) Long Island! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, fucking history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”) (crowd cheers) ...that’s right!...”

04.05.09 Uniondale, NY, intro to “Dancing in the Dark”
“It ain’t over till it’s over (crowd cheers) this is for Nancy, Chip and Lisa (?)…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


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