Saturday and Sunday: Slow Food Rocks

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.

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