Aug. 29, 2009
Home Grown Cafe
Newark, Del.




For the second time ever, a fire alarm went off at one of Dom's performances. This time, it was not Dom's fault.

The final Saturday of August was part of "move-in weekend" at nearby University of Delaware, and someone or something in one of the student-rented apartments above Home Grown Cafe triggered a building-wide alarm a little before midnight. Since Dom had only one more song remaining in the second set, he went ahead and played "When I Get Back" with the alarm beeping and the lights flashing. After finishing the tune, the restaurant was evacuated (not because of the song; it's some sort of law that you have to leave the building until the fire department clears everyone to re-enter). There was no damage and no apparent fire, so everyone got to go inside by about 20 minutes after midnight. Dom played an abbreviated third set until closing time.

The restaurant was busy all night, helped by plenty of college students getting reacquainted with the area before the start of another school year. The action made the show extra fun. Heck, even the fire alarm was fun!

One show debut for a Dom original: "Tomboy" in the second set.


Playlist:
- - Set 1 - -
Port of Call
Bright, Full Moon
Like a Rollin’ Stone (Bob Dylan cover)
If I Get There First
Cold
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover)
Cat Out of Water
Good Talker
You’re Already Gone (Patrick’s Head cover)
My Shoes Are Loaded
Not Really

- - Set 2 - -
The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
Geneseo
Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Good or Lucky
Eight Bars of Blues
The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King cover)
Lonelier to Stay
I Swear I Can Explain
Heart of Gold (Neil Young cover)
Tomboy
When I Get Back

- - Set 3 - -
Making Good Time
Cold Pizza
Hold My Hand (Hootie & the Blowfish cover)
Out of My Mind
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie cover)
Lost Along the Way
Rest My Eyes



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