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…)
Is there no end to the free music this summer? Not that we’re complaining! Last month, we let you know that Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, was headed to our fair borough, and Liev Shreiber/Sabretooth was set to host. And if a day of innovative cinema in Prospect Park hosted by Wolverine’s arch-nemesis isn’t enough for you, organizers just sweetened the deal: the festival will feature a whole bunch of free musical acts, with performers including Chairlift, Bear Hands and a DJ set by Neon Indian! (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…)
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)
The Great GoogaMooga round 2 is VERY NEARLY UPON US, and though many of us were cruelly turned away from free tickets to the festivities, there are still plenty of you out there preparing to hit Prospect Park this weekend. With that in mind, we’ve wrangled some much-needed tips from the organizers to help get things moving swiftly this year, since last year GoogaMooga-ers were subject to a few foodfest-related debacles (LONG WAITS FOR BEER WHY GOD WHY). Here are some things to keep in mind: (more…)
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…)
Bust out those Google Calenders, because the long cold winter nightmare of not seeing free outdoor shows is finally over. This year’s Celebrate Brooklyn lineup is just another annual reminder of how much better and full of free stuff summer is, which should make all the other seasons feel bad when they look in the mirror. Highlights include Theophilus London, Mavis Staples, Big Boi (as previously reported), James Lidell, the awesome They Might Be Giants and, rounding it all out… Shaggy?! Sure, why not, it’s summer! Full lineup below: (more…)
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