May 14, 2009
Dante's
Barrington, N.J.




The middle of May was supposed to be mild enough for an outdoor performance during dinner hours. But the threat of rain (which eventually happened) and gusty winds moved the music inside the restaurant.  Dom had played the main barroom on
Jan. 30, and had no problem setting up and playing a few hours in the friendly confines.

This Thursday was the day before graduation for most New Jersey colleges, so a cover of "No Surrender" -- which opens with the lines,
"We busted out of class, had to get away from those fools / We learned more from a three-minute record than we ever learned in school" -- made for a sarcastically appropriate inclusion in the first set.  As it turned out, one of the waitresses, Megan, was graduating the next day from Rowan University, and she's a Bruce Springsteen fan and really liked the song.  Sometimes, these setlists work out better than anticipated.  Congratulations to Megan and all the 2009 grads!


    
Playlist:
         
- - Set 1 - -
         
The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
          Prettiest Girl in the Bar
          Heart of Gold
(Neil Young cover)
          Boat
          The Thrill Is Gone
(B.B. King cover)
          Eight Bars of Blues
          It Ain't Me, Babe
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Good Shepherd Sunday
          No Surrender
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          On My Way
          Geneseo

         
- - Set 2 - -
          Port of Call
          Bright, Full Moon
          Like a Rollin' Stone
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Blow Away
          Life By the Drop
(Stevie Ray Vaughan cover)
          Walk
          Glory Days
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          My Shoes Are Loaded
          Desperado
(Eagles cover)
          Stowing Away on a Train
          When I Get Back

         
- - Set 3 - -
          Wish You Were Here
          Good Talker
          Atlantic City
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Cold
          Heartbreak Hotel
(Elvis Presley cover)
          Cat Out of Water
          Friends in Low Places
(Garth Brooks cover)
          Cold Pizza
          Knockin' on Heaven's Door
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Not Really
          Rest My Eyes



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