|Mar. 28, 2008
The Chichester United Wesleyan Church began hosting a coffeehouse series called "Dim the Lights" this year. Organized and staffed by members of Chi U.W., this weekly music event takes place in the main church building -- awesome acoustics, and a beautiful setting!
Dom performed the fifth installment of the series, which occurs every Friday. Although held in a spacious room, the first three rows of pews were removed and replaced with cafe-style table seating, allowing for a more casual setting. The microphone is set up near the front of the elevated platform where the preacher conducts church services, and makes for an excellent stage. The end result is an environment with the audience intimacy of a living room, but with the sound resonance of a large concert hall.
The music sets were about 40 minutes each and included lots of storytelling to kind, attentive listeners. Apparently, Dom was the first "Dim the Lights" performer to play harmonica, known affectionately as "the band." Dom was also the first performer to tell jokes about animals walking into bars, so this was a truly groundbreaking show. But the highlight of the event was the homemade cookies, some of which were packed into a doggie bag for Dom to take home (they didn't last through the weekend). Hey, a man's gotta eat.
- - Set 1 - -
Good Shepherd Sunday
Wish You Were Here
Ain't So Small After All
Say Hi to Angelo's
Proud of Him
Amazing Grace (traditional cover)
- - Set 2 - -
The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
Bright, Full Moon
Not Supposed to Like
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