Lucky ol' Paste journeyed out to within view of the Golden Gate Bridge for the inaugural Slow Food Rocks music festival this past weekend. After all, we were the official magazine of the fest, part of the Slow Food Nation event going on next door, and it featured a delicious lineup inlcluding Gnarls Barkley, The New Pornographers, Ozomatli, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Butler Trio and G-Love & Special Sauce.
Festivalgoers enjoyed organic foods and wines plus 8 different beers from Paste-approved breweries Lagunitas (you gotta try their Farmhouse Saison) & Sierra Nevada.
But the main event was the music of course - well, that and two utterly perfect sunny and not-too-warm-cold-or-windy Bay area days. Slow Food Rocks is part of an amazing run of new festivals launched this year by the folks over at Festival Network, who also put on the revitalized Newport Folk Festival, and new fests in Jackson Hole and Whistler, plus a host of others.
And of course, Phil Lesh on the ooh-la-la bass: