Photos: Music Tastes Good, Day 1, with Ween, Ride, Of Montreal and more

Ride at Music Tastes Good (Photo by Samantha Saturday)
Ride at Music Tastes Good (Photo by Samantha Saturday)

Day 1 offered a veritable bounty of flavors Saturday at the second annual Music Tastes Good festival, and fans flocked to Long Beach’s Marina Green Park on an idyllic day to gorge.

And perhaps no single group was more ravenous than fans of headlining Ween, whose career-spanning, 18-song set included a big helping (five) of songs from 1994’s “Chocolate and Cheese.”

While the Taste Tent — where chefs from New Orleans and Long Beach dished out their wares — did a brisk business, fans gave huge welcomes to international bands. Ride, playing the main stage just before the headliners, drenched the crowd in layers of guitars; U.K. punk duo Slaves gave a vicious and physical performance that ended with drummer Isaac Holman collapsed on a stage monitor; Argentina’s Juana Molina mesmerized with her distinctive sound; and Heaven 17 got a rousing welcome for their first U.S. appearance in about nine years.

Photos by Samantha Saturday