There are more pictures, videos, and recaps of the DOMA Showcase sets over at the Observer's DC9 blog than one person could possibly go through. Pretty much anything anyone who foolishly didn't trek down to Deep Ellum for the night's happenings can be found there, so I won't blather on too much about inane details. What I will say is that there seemed to be a bit of magic in the air and everyone I talked to seemed to be feeling it as well. The historic neighborhood had more relevant music and foot traffic than I've seen there in like eight years.
The scene really is starting to improve down there and it would be amazing if it had that DOMA feel every Friday and Saturday night like it did back when I used to journey down there and stay out way past my high school curfew.
But the great part about DOMAXXII was all the artists knowing that so many of their peers and eager audience members were about really seemed to step up their performances; It was as if more was at stake than a silly DOMA trophy or the garnering of a few new fans, but more like the future of Deep Ellum.
If there is never another party down there like there was this weekend, we can definitely say that Deep Ellum went down swinging, but in reality it only shows what potential really lays down there.