Slow Food Rocks
Great Meadow at Fort Mason
August 30-31, 2008
Review by Tamara Palmer; Photos by Missy Buchanan and Tamara Palmer
Better than: Two days without brisk breezes, good tunes and creative culinary delights including Grateful Dead-themed chocolates.
The musical companion to Slow Food Nation provided nourishment for the body as well as the soul, with Saturday's headliners Gnarls Barkley a certain highlight. The deliciously leftfield band, spearheaded by singer/rapper Cee-Lo and production whiz Danger Mouse, have routinely been playing much larger venues. It even sold out the 17,000-seat Hollywood Bowl last month, so catching Gnarls Barkley at the relatively intimate environs of the Great Meadow at Fort Mason was a real treat.