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Great American Food and Music Fest: Lines, Lines, Everywhere a Line

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It was the best of fests; it was the worst of fests. Last weekend Mountain View was home to the Great American Music Fest. It was a grand idea - combining music and food, much in the way that blues and barbecue have successfully married, bringing in the best of local cuisine from all over the country.

You want pastrami? Only Katz's from New York will do. Cheesecake? We got Junior's iconic red and white striped boxes. Anchor Bar Chicken Wings, Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks, and Pink's Hot Dogs also joined the party. Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri were among celebrity chefs. Marshall Crenshaw, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies and Little Feat were on the bill. Saturday promised to be a gorgeous day of music, cooking demos, live music and feasting. Unfortunately, the best laid plans...