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Slow dreaming in a fast moving world
At this quasi-clandestine monthly event, a tribal gathering of young chefs, vendors and their iron-stomached followers are remaking the traditional farmers market as an indie food rave. At midnight, the smell of stir-fried pork bellies was wafting through the Mission district. There was live music, liquor, bouncers, a disco ball — and a line waiting to sample hundreds of delicacies made mostly on location, among them bacon-wrapped mochi (a Japanese rice paste) and made from red beets, Guinness and chocolate cake. In a sense it is civil disobedience on a paper plate.
EXPERT VIEWS •• 2012 AND BEYOND - 15 Dec 2011 The search for shareable content and the drive to act (not protest) will stimulate the growing creativity of youngsters. The new rock gods are creative people and entrepreneurs. Music festivals will expand their horizons towards creative design. Festivals such as Cut And Paste show us future possibilities for smaller and larger festivals. Crafts are doing really well on YouTube and will soon enter mainstream pop spaces.