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20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “The Price You Pay”
“Good evening, Philly! (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Wrecking Ball”
“Good evening, good evening (crowd cheers) well, this is our last night ever here in the Spectrum (crowd cheers) here we go…
(…) Now, my home away from home’s here in the City of Brotherly Love (crowd cheers) where they make cheesesteaks as big as airplanes (crowd cheers) where the blood is spilled, the arena is filled and Doctor Jay played his game (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, middle of “Working on a Dream”
“Good evening, Philly! (crowd cheers) woo! (chuckles) good evening, Philly! (crowd cheers) we’re so glad to be here at our final night at the fabulous Spectrum (crowd cheers) one of the last of the great rock’n’roll arenas (crowd cheers) we’ve been to Philadelphia many, many times and we’ve played this building many, many times…and we’re here tonight to fulfil once again our solemn vow to rock the house! (crowd cheers) but we’ve come here tonight not just to rock the house, the mighty E Street Band comes here because we wanna build a house right here tonight (crowd cheers) we wanna build it out of music and out of joy and out of spirit and out of Philadelphia soul and out of noise…now, the mighty E Street Band is here tonight and we’re gonna bring down the power of the music on you…but, Philly, we…need…you…to…bring… the…noise! (crowd cheers) not enough for the last night, not enough (crowd cheers) sing it like you mean it…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Born in the U.S.A”
“Thank you, thank you for being here with us tonight (crowd cheers) yes, yes…we’re gonna, uh, as our tour has been coming to a close, I want to, uh, thank everybody who’s come out to the shows the past couple of years and, uh, supported our new music and our records (crowd cheers) we appreciate that…we tried to think of something special we could do as we came around for one more shot and, uh, two nights ago we played “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” last night we played “Born to Run”…alright, tonight we’re gonna do this for our friend Doc (LeFrac?)…who was, uh, on this very day, he’s a Vietnam Vet, and he was born in the U.S.A (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, middle of “Dancing in the Dark”
“That’s my Mom (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, after “My Hometown”
“Come on up, boys (crowd cheers) these are the men who made “Born in the U.S.A” (crowd cheers) and Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Higher and Higher”
“Curveball, curveball!...key of “C”…alright, we’re gonna start with the riff (sings the riff) we better not start with the riff, start with the guitar…(starts strumming the guitar) what is that, “C”?...(some of the band join in) there it is, little piano…oh, take it easy now… now we got it…let me hear a little bit of the horns…I wanna hear that riff in a minute…real easy…let me hear those horns (Clarence starts playing joined by Curt Ramm)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Spirit in the Night” (following “Higher and Higher”)
“Good call out there, good call, Brother (crowd cheers) one of the greatest, one of the greats, that song…alright, we got a couple of friends in the room tonight, we got the folks from Philabundance, Philabundance is Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, last year they distributed seventeen million pounds of food to struggling area residents, you may see them in the halls tonight, you pick up the newspapers, you see unemployment rising, you see so many people truly falling on hard, hard times, very often grassroots organizations like Philabundance makes a great, great difference in their lives when their chips are down and, uh, it’s a time we could use a little neighbourliness out there, so Philabundance, if you see them on your way out…and our other friend in the hall tonight is the original drummer with the E Street Band (crowd cheers) Mad Dog Vincent Lopez is in the house (crowd cheers) that’s right, behave yourselves or he’ll come out and slap your asses around…(laughs)…my great friend Vini, we’re so happy to have him with us tonight, he’s been working with a group, he’s doing some Steel Mill music out there, which if you can find at SteelMillRetro.Com, but tonight we’re gonna do it old school! (crowd cheers)…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Loose Ends” (following “Spirit in the Night”
“Mad Dog Vini Lopez (crowd cheers) the Mad Dog still doing it in style (crowd cheers)…what do you got?...alright, boys…ready?... here we go…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “American Land”
“Woo!...we thank everybody for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) for our last dance at the Spectrum (crowd cheers)…
(…) Little Steven (crowd cheers) Curt Ramm, Curtis King, Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) the Mighty!!! Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professore Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) saxophonist…saxophonist…libertine…author …he’s bigger than Shakespeare…and the biggest man you’ve ever seen, Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) Philly! (crowd cheers) Philly! (crowd cheers) Philly! (crowd cheers) Spectrum! (crowd cheers) Spectrum! (crowd cheers) Spectrum! (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen for the very last time, the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth-shocking, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)(crowd cheers)...”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Save the Last Dance for Me”
“(Sings to himself)…key of “G”…for the Spectrum…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Alright, let’s take it home…”Sunny Day,” “Sunny Day,” “Sunny Day,” “Sunny Day”…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Thunder Road”
“We got one more for the Spectrum…”

20.10.09 Philadelphia, PA, intro to “Rosalita”
“Curt Ramm!...Curtie!...to the “C”…I guess we can’t go home without this one…”C,” right?...”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


All performances at this venue:
  1. 1973-06-06 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  2. 1976-10-25 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  3. 1976-10-27 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  4. 1977-05-28 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA (no performance)
  5. 1978-05-26 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  6. 1978-05-27 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  7. 1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  8. 1978-08-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  9. 1980-12-06 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  10. 1980-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  11. 1980-12-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  12. 1981-07-13 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  13. 1981-07-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  14. 1981-07-16 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  15. 1981-07-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  16. 1981-07-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  17. 1984-09-11 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  18. 1984-09-12 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  19. 1984-09-14 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  20. 1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  21. 1984-09-17 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  22. 1984-09-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  23. 1988-03-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  24. 1988-03-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  25. 1992-08-28 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  26. 1992-08-29 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  27. 1992-12-07 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  28. 1992-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  29. 1999-09-16 - FIRST UNION SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA (rescheduled)
  30. 1999-09-24 - FIRST UNION SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  31. 2005-11-08 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  32. 2005-11-09 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  33. 2009-04-28 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  34. 2009-04-29 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  35. 2009-10-13 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  36. 2009-10-14 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  37. 2009-10-19 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  38. 2009-10-20 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA


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