GoogaMooga’s washout yesterday might have put a snag in your Sunday plans, but the festival’s cancellation was a real killer for the food vendors, many of whom lost upwards of $10,ooo in revenue and prep expenditures. It’s tough to get a small eatery off the ground here, and even tougher to survive as one, so if you’re dining out today, consider hitting up one of the 85 restaurants, bakeries and food trucks who got hit. And as an added incentive, a few are offering special deals: (more…)
Well, OK, we misspoke a little while ago when we said there were no winners (except for VIP ticket holders) at GoogaMooga this year. Despite the fact that the weather kept people a little bundled up for May, Brooklyn still showed off some great looks at the park, that our own Sarah Gainer was able to capture. Lookin’ good, Brooklyn, lookin’ good. (more…)
So now that the Great GoogaMooga has once again managed to become a complete clusterfuck, it’s only fair to ask if the festival is cursed, right? Whether the Nethermead is on top an Indian burial ground that we don’t know about, some other supernatural force doesn’t want a music festival in Prospect Park or “April showers” are now “May showers,” the point remains: the story on GoogaMooga is what didn’t happen again, as opposed to what did. There weren’t many winners this weekend, so instead let’s go through the losers. And losers. (more…)
So, if you’re just waking up, the news from Prospect Park is bad for anyone who wanted to stuff themselves stupid. Due to safety issues and a desire to not do damage to the park, GoogaMooga’s second day has been canceled. So you can now begin theorizing on whether or not the festival is cursed. The word from the organizers is that any VIP tickets will be refunded. But, for those of you with leftover drink tickets, as of now, the organizers said they haven’t figured out whether or not people will be reimbursed. We’ll update the situation as we get more information. In the meantime, we’ve all learned another lesson about keeping an eye on automatic emails. (more…)
Hi guys, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the Great GoogaMooga 2013. You can check back here for plenty of pictures of bands and a few updates on what’s going on in the park. Here’s a few things to know:
-beers are $7 or $8 at the normal beverage tents, but the selection is a little small. There’s a larger beer tent, but you need to buy tickets for that, for $1 each, with beers in there going for $3 or $4. We’d recommend paying cash, the credit card machines were already a little janky. You also have to buy a $2 reusable cup, because uh…it makes the craft beer taste better.
-if you bring an empty water bottle, there doesn’t look to be anywhere you can actually fill it up, with the only water fountain in the festival area behind the press area (more…)
Hold on to your sporks, folks. We’ve secured two Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets to this weekend’s GoogaMooga festival with a $10 food voucher on behalf of American Express Serve. We’re giving them away to a Brokelyn e-mail subscriber. GoogaMooga, Brooklyn’s premiere food and music festival, is making a triumphant return to Prospect Park. Of course, we don’t need to tell you that. If you’re like us, you’ve been obsessing over the band lineup and banh mi potential for weeks. (more…)
1. OK, it’s finally here. Time to stuff yourself stupid at GoogaMooga, at least if you can afford to do that (Friday – Sunday)
2. As an alternative to GoogaMooga, you can check out the Bohemian Festival at the Onderdonk House. Should be a little more hippie-friendly (Friday – Sunday)
3. Learn about cocktails through whimsical illustrations at Powerhouse, and drink cocktails through your mouth because they’ll have those for you too (Friday)
So you want to go to GoogaMooga still, but you don’t have $35 for a Prospect Park membership (or just don’t want the phone calls asking you to renew next year) and you haven’t won either of the contests for free VIP passes. Before you put up that Craigslist post offering your body for a ticket, be aware: the festival is also looking for volunteers to help run things smoothly. (more…)
GoogaMooga: fun in theory, until you remember you have to pay for all that damn food. And yet, even if you tell yourself you’ll only go to one or two places, once you show up and get a little liquored up, you’ll want to eat all the food. So at least you can grab this $10 coupon that entitles you to $20 worth of food at GoogaMooga. (more…)
We’re all still reeling from the Great GoogaMooga Shutout of 2013, and if you’re not into springing for a $35 Prospect Park Alliance membership or $50+ VIP tickets, you’ve probably resigned yourself to a Mooga-free spring. But it turns out there’s hope yet: a pair of contests are promising free tickets to winners and/or participants, and they’re dangling those bite-sized Brooklyn foodstuffs right in front of your face! (more…)
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