Whatever happened to the days when you could just line up for tickets for things? Then all of us dedicated dudes with nothing better to do could stand by for hours before an event, instead of fighting with who-knows-how-many scalper bots and refresher-button-hitting office workers? From Twitter and our comments section, it sounds like barely anyone got tickets to the big free fest in Prospect Park in May (save for our own Tom Sullivan. Maybe he’ll take you??). The GoogaMooga folks are acknowledging how much of a Kraftwerk-like disaster this thing has been since the free tix became available at noon, and they’re Facebooking: “If you had trouble registering today, we’re doing our best to take care of you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,” but we’re not sure what that means, as most of us landed on the waitlist for the event. Gothamist says the event’s PR team would like to “sincerely apologize” for the fustercluck, and to stay tuned to the website because another allotment of tickets will be released prior to the event. Meanwhile, an Anti-Googamooga twitter account has sprung up, naturally. So did anyone out there actually get through? It’s kinda amazing how entitled people feel to tickets to a free event, huh?
Artists aren’t the only ones who deserve a leg up to do what they do. A similarly underrepresented body politic in Brooklyn, at least where funding is concerned, is its nonprofit sector. We’re talking community organizers, advocacy groups and other 501(c)-3 organizations whose purpose precedes their paycheck. Micro-leadership rarely receives macro budgeting, which can make it hard […]
President Obama (god, that feels good) held his last press conference yesterday, and it may be the last of those we have in a while, considering who’s coming in to replace him. Many of us watched glassy-eyed as the POTUS made his final address to the nation last week. Some of us teared up. Some […]
In case you thought Trump wasn’t going to come for the artists, think again. The president elect’s proposed sweeping cuts include a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which means we’ll need to rely more than ever on funding and support from local arts organizations and cultural groups. And each other, obviously. Lucky for […]