Posted in comedy | music | pictures on May 20, 2012

photos by Chris La Putt

The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn

If you're going to GoogaMooga on Sunday, you might want to eat and drink before you get there. More pictures from Saturday below...

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How long did you wait on line to get a drink?

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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WTF Podcast with Marc Maron featuring Niki Russ from Russ & Daughters, Joe Mande, Max Silvestri, Chuck Klosterman, John Hodgman with a brief appearance of Wyatt Cenac

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Comments (186)

E. Coli outbreak.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:43 AM

can't wait to see the comments on this one.....

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:51 AM

"If you're going to GoogaMooga on Sunday, you might want to eat before you get there."

How great a statement is that for what is billed primarily as a food festival!

love it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:52 AM

Holy fuckin neck beard Murph!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:53 AM

"How great a statement is that for what is billed primarily as a food festival!"

It's because the lines are OUT OF CONTROL. I know someone who waited 2 hours to get a lobster roll.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:56 AM

love that black and white photo of the lake towards the end. It'e like the photographer got bored of the festival and went out and took a picture of the park which they found more interesting than endless hipsters and lame bands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:57 AM

Congrats to Jelly NYC on another well run event. Can't wait for Rock Beach 2.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:57 AM

other than a few photos, most of these pictures make that place look pretty darn empty.

I don't see 40,000 people

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:58 AM

I waited on a line to get carded.
I waited on a line to buy a prepaid card so I could then wait on line again to get a drink.
I waited on line to get something to eat..
... and forget about trying to sample a few different dishes... each is a new LONG LINE... and those lines have no guarantees. the food might run out before you get there!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:58 AM

anyone that would voluntarily wait two hours for a lobster roll deserves to wait that long.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:59 AM

the place is HUGE. It was far from empty

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:00 AM

'I waited on a line to get carded.
I waited on a line to buy a prepaid card so I could then wait on line again to get a drink.
I waited on line to get something to eat..'

seems like an over controlled environment.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:01 AM

what was the point of this stupidity again?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:02 AM

If you had a free ticket, and you didn't mind talking to friends and watching bands from afar while waiting on line to get super good food, it wasn't that bad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:04 AM

This was such a shit show. Best part of the Googa Mooga- No waits at so many restaurants today. I stayed for an hour, then went out to eat.
Just an awful event. Super long lines, and not just for food. Line to get in, line to get carded, line for all beverages. No where to even get a bottle of water. You had to get in the same line for beer and wine. But thank god someone was handing out free Orbitz gum, right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:07 AM

"If you had a free ticket, and you didn't mind talking to friends and watching bands from afar while waiting on line to get super good food, it wasn't that bad."

Wow, glowing review.


Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:07 AM

I overheard some girl say, "the best part about this thing is the free gum"

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:08 AM

this was all very confusing. PEOPLE WERE WAITING ON LINE TO GET A PIECE OF ROBERTA'S PIZZA OR A CRIF DOG. Just go to those places!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:09 AM

all you hipster suckers just flocked to a great big marketing event and got hassled up the wazzoo. You could have talked to your friends for free and had great food without lines and watched bands from closer all over the City in real regular places.... instead you got all suckered into going to a controlled hipster event made just for you.

ha

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:10 AM

tip if you're going tomorrow: tell the security you're feeling faint and they'll let you skip the line to get a water (though you still need to pay $3 for it)

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:11 AM

"and watched bands from closer all over the City in real regular places"

yeah but I saw the Roots and they ruled!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:12 AM

and tomorrow you get all of this again, plus Hall and Oats.

ooooh boy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:13 AM

The "Extra," or hip VIP section was a Brooklyn Bourgeois yupster fest. Although James Murphy DJ set was epic the overall vibe of the rich people area was elitist.

Posted by J Crocodilian | May 20, 2012 2:15 AM

Do people really care what a cook has to say?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:25 AM

Are people really surprised? Really? It was obvious that this event was never properly organized. The ticket fiasco should have been an indication that was going to be a madhouse.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:38 AM

The rest of the city seemed so much more masculine today with all the pussies clustered in Prospect Park.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:49 AM

This festival was pure shit. To show you're over 21 you waited in line, then you waited to exchange your money for tickets (each ticket represented $1) then you got hit with another line for whatever beer you wanted.

Somewhere along the way they decided to drop this tickets only policy and start accepting cash, in fact some of the food vendors wouldn't accept the tickets all together and just cash.

Live music, a van halen cover band and the roots? Didn't really give a fuck, I just wanted to get drunk and try some different foods.

Left to get food at a nearby restaurant that actually cares about how long the customer waits.

Oh for anyone going today (Sunday), don't even go yet if you are the tickets were the generic tickets you buy from office max or staples, here's a link....

http://www.staples.com/Staples-Double-Ticket-Roll-1-Roll/product_196972

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:58 AM

"Oh for anyone going today (Sunday), don't even go yet if you are the tickets were the generic tickets you buy from office max or staples, here's a link....
http://www.staples.com/Staples-Double-Ticket-Roll-1-Roll/product_196972"

and 2:58 wins. What a wasted opportunity. All that effort, $$ and time wasted over an event that was overhyped & underplanned. The beer and wine tents were empty for the first 4 hours of the event while they scrambled to bring their systems back on-line. That should've everyone's hint to leave.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:14 AM

Dunno why you all have to shove the hipster word into every comment. From the look of the crowd in these pics and from the 65 emails I've received for my tix on CL I can tell you that is not hipster event at all. Completely mainstream crowd.

Posted by ME | May 20, 2012 3:19 AM

James Murphy's razor is losing its edge.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:21 AM

Will we ever get nude photos of James a la Amanda Palmer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:23 AM

Fort lean? Looks like a fucking yeast lord.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:39 AM

Is that a silverback, or just James Murphy?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:40 AM

Question for those who paid 250: did you get your money's worth? Were there similar disorganization issues in the Extra Mooga side?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:11 AM

I have $1000 that says 99% of the comments above come from trolly twats that didn't even go to the thing. It took me 10 minutes on a line to get pulled pork at the Hamageddon stage, then I got to watch 3 bands outside on a beautiful day. Throughout the day I had plenty to eat and drink, heard some good music (some not so good, but it was free!) and left full of Vitamin D.

Some people will bitch at the gates of Heaven

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:10 AM

pull my pork and get some vitamin d

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:25 AM

To the person considering spending $250 - don't do it. Look first at what others are saying on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/googamooga?ref=ts&filter=2

They ran out of beer and food for the $$ people by 3pm. People on the page are writing they are trying to get the cc companies to refund their money.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:44 AM

The lines were long only in the middle of the day, but not bad at the beginning or the end. I had two pizzas, a porchetta, grilled lobster, a pastrami sandwich, the 2 loko general tso's chicken, and some crazy sausages without having to wait too long at any one place. Amazing weather, great music, and some ridiculously clean portopotties. Looking forward to round two today.

The bad part I thought was the lack of a cell phone signal. Oh well...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:54 AM

ExtraMooga barely had any food, kept running out, and it was long lines too

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:19 AM

All my life I've dreamed of a chance to listen to James Murphy talk with food in his mouth and then watch a bunch of people doing a podcast. Finally my dreams have come true. Geez!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:31 AM

No wonder they kept running out of food...8:54 ate it all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:34 AM

It was easier to get a drink in ExtraMooga, for what it's worth ($250)

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:37 AM

8:10 and 8:54 are obviously people who work for/are the idiots who tried to "organize" this fiasco.
Those two are the only positive comments I've seen anywhere about this clusterfuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:52 AM

From their Twitter account: "Revamping beer/wine sales for tomorrow. If still here, can get refund at beer ticket sales tent. Tickets will not be valid tomorrow"

So, no point in going to Staples.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:54 AM

I was there and the lines were NOT an issue. I was able to get either (good) wine or beer by waiting in a single line for two minutes max. Also, the sight lines for every band were excellent (even if one or two were not my cup of tea) and the conversations were funny and piqued my interest (and appetite!). I have lived in New York City for over ten years and I think this was one of the funnest and best-run festivals -- looking forward to today and hope they bring it back next year! The whole crowd was having a good time -- anyone who says otherwise was not there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:59 AM

I was there too and I second what 9;59 said. Also, I have some inside info that tickets WILL be available at the door today, for anyone who wants to check it out. Definitely a good time and I can't wait for today.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:02 AM

Except for all the people that were there and say otherwise?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:08 AM

IN line. You wait IN line. For the love of god.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:08 AM

guys i think 9:59 and 10:02 are about 2 fuck

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:09 AM

I had a very good experience overall.

I got there at 11:45am when all of the lines were short. It was pretty easy to get a wristband so I went straight for drinks first. You could pay cash for a good selection of beers like I did while waiting on reasonable lines or you could've done the line for the pre-paid cards which would give you access to the beer in the tents--waste of time, I think.

I ate all I could and only had a problem on the Collichio line because there were actually 2 of them--a short line to order but a really long line to pick up. It wasn't worth it so pass on Collichio's pork belly taco and get the Hill Country brisket one instead.

After a few ours, I had 4 beers, lemonade, watermelon drink, brisket taco, porkbelly taco, fried chicken, hot dog + sausage, beef jerky, crawfish, pork fennel sausage.

Came back at 8pm to re-enter for Silent Disco but they stopped letting people back in.

Things could've definitely been better, but wasn't such a shit show if you went as early as possible.

Posted by Derek | May 20, 2012 10:10 AM

Brooklyn Folk Festival was great. Food, drink, great music all day. Carnival games. $20 instead of $250. Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:11 AM

Glad to see some positive comments from people who were actually there. I was there and it was a great time. Also thanks for letting me know there will be tickets available there today at the entry -- going to bring some friends to enjoy what should be another tasty day!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:17 AM

I was there from 515-6pm. Walked around a little and realized some of the vendors were already sold out. I waited online for about 30 minutes and ended up getting the smallest $10 cheeseburger I've ever seen.. Then left hungry and annoyed.

Posted by Anon | May 20, 2012 10:18 AM

"Came back at 8pm to re-enter for Silent Disco but they stopped letting people back in."

So you had an ExtraMooga ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:21 AM

I was going home from Manhattan last night around 9:30, and some drunk, fat white girls got on at 15th St-Prospect Park. They held the doors open, because they were waiting for one of their drunk, fat friends. I figured they were just drunk Irish sorority girls from Windsor Terrace, until I noticed one of them had a Ooga Mooga (or whatever this thing is called) bag on her arm. They got off at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy after yelling loudly about visiting a friend who they thought lived around there. They probably spent the night in Greenwood Cemetery. Anyway, they were definitely not hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:26 AM

I'm assuming the people who wrote these positive comments work for the event. Anyone who waited in line for two minutes most likely showed up right when doors opened. Lines for real food (not granola, kimchi) and beer were between 1-2 hours for most of the day.

Also, why did they schedule a 1 hour wait between Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Holy Ghost?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:34 AM

As somebody who lives on that side of the park, and likes to spend time in the park on weekends, things like this should stay where they belong, which is the Park Slope side of the park.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:36 AM

LOL @ white People

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:38 AM

They scheduled the hour between bands so music never overlapped which was a total fail for people waiting in line near the main stage during that hour of changeover

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:39 AM

anyone know if there'll be a tv there showing the heat-pacers game?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:55 AM

Brooklyn Vegan commenters are people whose families hope they don't come home for Christmas.

This thing was free. Get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:57 AM

Eight friends and I didn't pay for "extra mooga" and just walked right back there no problem. front stage for murph, and the bartender apologized for the wait while handing us an actual dozen free beers. as far as i can see, victory. also, use a buddy system on the lines and whatever you do, don't waste your time with those fucktard tickets.

Posted by Erika | May 20, 2012 11:05 AM

Anyone who attended this is a sucker.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:10 AM

Go to the Press Tent for free water. Went there yesterday to find 3 giant cases, unguarded.

Also, this event sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:24 AM

3:21 wins

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:24 AM

You know, when the official twitter account of this festival apologizes for line problems and various other fuck-ups, its pretty obvious that the string of comments that deny the problems are from the people working for the PR company trying hard to clean up the mess of this event.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:30 AM

I was there and it was completely disorganized and crowded. Long ass waits for beer and food. The crowd was pretty fratty and a bunch of hippies. Girls with nice tits poppin off everywhere, that was the only good thing happening there. It'll probably be a little bit better today since they learned from their mistakes - the cash for drinks system.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:30 AM

so glad i stayed as far away from that park as possible yesterday (and will be doing the same today). the event looks terrible and the attendees even worse - the worst that brooklyn has to offer. all hype, no substance. spend, spend, spend

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:32 AM

Food lines were absolutely terrible, but the music is free! I got lucky and only waited 15mins for a Dinosaur BBQ pulled pork sandwich, then gave up on food. Saw Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who rarely tours the US. Looking forward to seeing Charles Bradley and Fitz & the Trantrums today. How can you be so angry about something that is free?

Posted by Chris | May 20, 2012 11:37 AM

For sure anyone who posted positive comments and saying they got all that food and drink easy were either

A)Extra Mooga ticket holders i mean suckers

B)Got there right when it opened and got everything then

or

C)Just lying and were not even there(most probably)


Look at the pictures for proof. The ones at the beginning of the set when there were no lines was around 11:30am when Chris first got there. Look at the ones later on midday. You can see the fucking line hell going on

Also the guy saying he and 8 of his friends snuck into Extra Mooga is a liar as well. You had to have a special wrist band and there was security at every entrance to it checking.

yeah the event was free but it was very much not worth it

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:58 AM

I am glad I am a hermit. I hate the outside world and especially hate outdoor festivals and the people who go to them. And what a stupid name for a fest. Next time just stay home. Idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:59 AM

LOL @ white People

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 12:06 PM

I want to hear Hall and Oates without going in to the clusterfuck. Anyone who was there yesterday - is the sound loud enough that you can sit outside the walls and listen to some Private Eyes?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 12:22 PM

it seems like before 230pm there wasn't that bad of a crowd. after that, you're fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 12:25 PM

"Dear Googa Mooga, eat a dick! But first, wait in a line for an hour to get a dick-eating bracelet. Then wait in another line for an hour and a half to buy dick-eating tickets. Then wait around the dick-eating tent for half an hour before the vendors tell you your tickets aren't good anymore, then pay $12 for a dick taste and leave the festival without enjoying a single dick..."

best fb comment

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 12:31 PM

This thing was pure shit.

It was the culmination of the commodification of "Brooklyn"

Murphy's set was sick, though.

Posted by anon | May 20, 2012 12:41 PM

On a top-10 gorgeous day you had to stand in a park with music playing to get better-than-average food. And all for free.

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that you are not part of the problem, you entitled fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:02 PM

I was there and it was a shit show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:03 PM

Unknown Mortal Orchestra rarely tour the US?!? They've played more shows in NY in the last 12 months than Jay Belin poops per day.

Posted by pulledpork | May 20, 2012 1:10 PM

anyone waiting for more than 20 minutes to get better-than-average food anywhere in nyc or brooklyn is a fool. that is all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:10 PM

I was there and the lines were NOT an issue. I was able to get either (good) wine or beer by waiting in a single line for two minutes max. Also, the sight lines for every band were excellent (even if one or two were not my cup of tea) and the conversations were funny and piqued my interest (and appetite!). I have lived in New York City for over ten years and I think this was one of the funnest and best-run festivals -- looking forward to today and hope they bring it back next year! The whole crowd was having a good time -- anyone who says otherwise was not there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:10 PM

I was there too and I second what 1:10 said. Also, I have some inside info that tickets WILL be available at the door today, for anyone who wants to check it out. Definitely a good time and I can't wait for today.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:12 PM

Sometimes you get what you pay for.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:14 PM

@114 this was no one of those times. i feel bad for extra mooga peeps.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:39 PM

@110 literally everyone on the googa FB page disagrees with you. but i'll play along with your copy-pasted comment. no i won't.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:40 PM

^ Oh well that makes it true then! Bet you would have made a great Nazi.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:52 PM

@152 i'll take the word of 100s of unique verified facebook users over 2 anonymous commenters on brooklynvegan, thanks. and nice to know you're so quick to play the nazi card (i'm jewish), i'm sure you're a fun person to be around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:08 PM

James Murphy ate all the food

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:08 PM

GoogaMooga, didn't you get the memo? We (ny/brooklyners) expect something cheap/free, perfect, and uncrowded in the most stressfree and idyllic setting possible. On the first try. And if we don't get it, we will whine anonymously on the internet until everyone just gives up on our city.

Posted by Chris | May 20, 2012 2:54 PM

Also, I got there at 2pm and got Dinosaur BBQ in 15 minutes. The food near the smaller stage had less of a wait. Couldnt get any other food because the lines were too long though.

Posted by Chris | May 20, 2012 2:56 PM

James Murphy may be hairy but he really isnt fat. Looks basically happy and healthy to me. Why are there so many dumb jocks on this site? Don't be so jealous and bitter.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:20 PM

James Murphy is a fat hog

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:39 PM

THE HUMMUS WAS SOLD OUT!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:42 PM

worse than hitler

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 4:08 PM

forget buying a $250 like a sucker to attend this lame sucker fest. you could not have paid me to go.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 4:12 PM

Someone needs to hook James Murphy up with a BraUn CruZer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 4:24 PM

3:20 PM is also a fat hog.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 4:27 PM

Basically, all of this was apparent from the get go. The organizers maintained that 40,000 people would be attending each day. The foodie aspect of the festival was front and center. No one seemed to give a shit about the music. My friends and I literally trampled through hundreds of people sitting on the lawn to get front and center for The Roots.

Yes, that part was the shit. Only because this was a complete afterthought for 90% of the people there who anticipated that they'd be sampling hundreds of varieties of gourmet food in one day and somehow not have to wait in line for long periods of time.

This was a yuppie - shitshow. I mean, I have lived here for years now and have never seen so many yuppies in one place and one time in my entire life. 90% of the people there were there for the food aspect of the festival.

Lines were quite long, and hey, if you waited them out then you probably enjoyed it. But I've lived here long enough to know that I can literally go to each of those restaurants and get a better product and wait for a far less amount of time.

If you were there strictly for the music, this would've been ideal. No one cared.

If you were there to eat food, well that was a completely different story.

If you were there to get drunk, you should have feasted on the wine, early and often. Or left the park itself to sneak some hard alcohol in (which is what my friend and I ended up doing).

And for those of you who threw down $250-- it is disgusting to see what went down in those tents. James Murphy has done how many DJ sets, and yes, a day of fun in the sun with great food is a great idea but you could literally go to 3 days of Lollapalooza for the same price. Or you could go to 6 or 7 of your favorite restaurants on separate days and still not spend that much.

Googa failed. People will not come back next year, and they'd better be damn aware of that.

I miss Siren Fest.

That is all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:11 PM

LOL at 3:42!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:21 PM

James Murphy is a fine ass daddy koala bear. So cute.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:39 PM

"I have $1000 that says 99% of the comments above come from trolly twats that didn't even go to the thing."

That would get you four Extra Mooga tickets

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:34 PM

"GoogaMooga, didn't you get the memo? We (ny/brooklyners) expect something cheap/free, perfect, and uncrowded in the most stressfree and idyllic setting possible. On the first try." And if we don't get it, we will whine anonymously on the internet until everyone just gives up on our city."

the irony of this statment is that this person is tryiong to be sarcastic, but the real ironic truth is that Brooklyn actualy WAS cheap/free, perfect and uncrowded in the most stressfree and idyllic setting possible. On the first try , BEFORE ALL YOU AHOLES MOVED HERE!!!!!!

Please do give up on our city!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:45 PM

Literally

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:46 PM

2:08 = eat a dick you pussy. Although you lacked the sense to ask, I am Jewish as well, and basing an uninformed (because you weren't there) opinion from 100 out of 40,000 attenders is tantamount to thinking that since you believe something that another opinion can't be true. Oh wait - in your case that is a redundant statement. Douche.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:06 PM

6:45... OMG GENTRIFICATION SUCKS OMG

Go back to 2004

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:06 PM

Hamageddon stage was epic today - Peelander-Z and Lez Zep were such a good time, if you missed that in the beautiful sun, with good BBQ and an enormous metal pig breathing fire, I feel sorry for you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:10 PM

wait.....Hitler sat in with the Roots?

Posted by I am feeding Aziz deviled eggs right now! | May 20, 2012 7:12 PM

that picture of the guy in a suit dancing with the girl in a yellow top says all I want to know about why I stayed away from this

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:12 PM

In case you haven't noticed 7:06, we've passed the point of gentrification long ago. Things are MUCH MUCH worse now than 2004. Brooklyn is now so far beyond gentrification that it is actually getting beyond OVER gentrification. Corporate Hip is the new Brooklyn. PLEASE GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM Stop dancing in retro clothes while over paying for food that you can get anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:15 PM

HA HA HA . Idiots from Williamsburg travel to Prospect Park to stand on line to get a Crif dog when they could go to Crif Dogs in Williamsburg with no line.

HA HA HA

oh yeah it was a nice day and it was free , blah blah blah

It was free and a nice day in Williamsburg too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:17 PM

THis whole thing seemed forced.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:18 PM

"Brooklyn actualy WAS cheap/free, perfect and uncrowded in the most stressfree and idyllic setting possible"

When was this? When Peter Stuyvesant was governor?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:22 PM

what the fuck are you all talking about; getting "suckered" into Googa Mooga? We didn't get suckered into anything, the event was fucking free. Stop whining.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:24 PM

I was watching Fitz, and I heard some foodie hipsters sitting behind me on a quilted comforter complaining about the lines and such. So I walked over to one of the golf carts and got the tire iron, and came back and beat them until they stopped talking. Then I took a piss on what was left of their faces, then sat down and finished my Criff Dog. End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:24 PM

I went both days, and no complaints whatsoever. Got the food I wanted, saw the bands I wanted, chilled in the coffee tent when I got hot, and speaking of hot ... 3:1 female to male ration .... fucking wonder how many of you complainers are closeted homosexuals.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:28 PM

Had some beer during the soccer game in the Village, went to the Googa to see The Roots (still pretty long lines or sold out at 6pm), decided not to care about the food or beer "experiences". Watched the concert and left. Can't complain.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:29 PM

please stop all this and just get some falafel from a cart.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:30 PM

shhhh on the roof on PPW now with d cells and piss balloons at the ready. if you are reading this from hall an oats i might suggest anoither route home hee hee

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:30 PM

The Roots are the Paris Hilton of popular music. If you travel at all out of your way home to see them you should think about therapy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:32 PM

Worse than Altamont.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:50 PM

"Brooklyn actualy WAS cheap/free, perfect and uncrowded in the most stressfree and idyllic setting possible"
"When was this? When Peter Stuyvesant was governor?"

No my friend, all the way up through and including the 1990's and up until maybe the early 2000's.

Then it became a gateway to every trust fund cluless rich retro ironic douchebag from the whole country to file into.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:51 PM

"what the fuck are you all talking about; getting "suckered" into Googa Mooga? We didn't get suckered into anything, the event was fucking free. Stop whining."

Yes you did, you got suckered into wasting your valuable time standing in line when you didn't have to for things you could have gotten elsewhere with no line and seeing lame bands that you can see anywhere.

Oh wait, your time's not that valuable.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:54 PM

[Insert generic Brooklyn was better before [insert another generic comment here] and that's why i'm cool] comment here

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:56 PM

[insert another time reference for the most relevant comment in this thread to how I feel personally and want to parlay anonymously via a comment thread on a Sunday night here]

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:57 PM

If none of these problems happened, why is the official Googa Mooga twitter account apologizing for them?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:59 PM

Great organization and entertainment. Yet another reason why we Manhattanites make fun of Outerborough poseurs

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:30 PM

"Suckered into wasting valuable time."

Bikeride over to the park. Kinda high.
Walk right in and get ID/wristband with no trouble, wander the (very beautiful) grounds a bit. Surrounded by attractive, happy people.
Sure, most of the lines are clearly absurd and there is much room for improvement —
But get a beer in maybe 10 mins, then just pick a spot with a short line for some amazing filipino food.
No wait at all for insanely good dessert (dirt cake, holy shit.)
See Peelander Z, Lez Zep, Fitz and Hall & Oates for free on the nicest day of the year so far.
Get a lot of sun.
Bikeride home.

I'm such a sucker.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:30 PM

Last summer I believe Hall & Oates played Jones Beach.
Cheapest tickets were like $40 before fees & shit. That venue is far as hell, doesn't serve alcohol and it's $13 or something for a shitty hot-dog.

Today was lots of fun.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:36 PM

Hall and Oats payed in Coney Island for free a few summers ago. No tickets needed, no lines to get in, no overpriced food, no insufferable people to deal with.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:48 PM

Anybody that lists Hall and Oats for free as some kinda amazing deal is a loser.

Hall and Oats suck, even on a nice day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:49 PM

LOL @ white People?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:53 PM

It's really pretty telling when the biggest defense of this fiasco is that it was 'free' and that it was a 'really beautiful day'.

Two things that can apply to a lot of things.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:00 PM

sunday was great. cash bar, no bullshit tickets. short lines = drunk stuffed and happy

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 9:35 PM

^you overpaid for the food and drink of course. Let's not forget that.

Today I went to 2 of those restaurants with some friends, got it to go, shorter lines than you had of course, bought some wine and good beer and we sat out in the Park. Had an amazing day, drunk stuffed and happy. And of course with more money in my pocket after than you 9:35.

Oh well I missed seeing Hall and Oates and Peelander Z. Somehow I will find a way to go on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:09 PM

what's wrong with you hipster/yuppies? Why does everything have to be an "event" with a childish angle?

This was a perfect example.... take food that is available from restaurants that are open in NYC and stuff them into a closed confined area in the park, give the event a silly childish name, have a stupid big pig animal thing, and have you sit on the grass like you would in any other area of the park anyway on any other day including this one, also for free, give out only a certain amount of tickets (40,000!) and then say no more free tickets to give the "event" an aura of exclusivity for 40,000 idiots and then try and charge $250 to anyone else.

Are you really that sheepish that you cave to being marketed to like the infants you seem to be???????

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:16 PM

I like the second photo. It shows they had pizza.

because you can't get good pizza anywhere else in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:18 PM

the picture of Leonard Cohen to the left of this thread is cooler than anything else on here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:19 PM

no, not just pizza.... but a pizza 'Experience'!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:20 PM

like I said. It has to be an event. It can't just be pizza. It can't be just Brooklyn. It has to be a pizza 'experience'.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:21 PM

Day 2 was solid, no complaints

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:22 PM

'Day 2 was solid, no complaints'

too little too late

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:23 PM

second day was better/easier, because lots of people stayed away after hearing the horror stories from day one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:23 PM

My dog and I go to Nethermead everyday so that he has a place to run and play with other dogs. This stupid event took up an enormous amount of public space not only on the weekend, but during the entire week leading up to it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:32 PM

Fuck your stupid dog. Hope it dies. You don't even understand what this festival was all about, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:57 PM

I really like that shirt Bourdain has on. Looks to be quality.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:01 PM

God I love these comments. Keep 'em comin' people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:08 PM

I'm gonna kick your dog in the balls the next see it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:09 PM

"This stupid event took up an enormous amount of public space not only on the weekend, but during the entire week leading up to it."

aw, poor guy couldn't walk his dog in one area of a massive park.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:10 PM

'too little too late'

waaaaaah waaaaaaah waaaaaah

"free" gives people an unbelievable sense of entitlement with nyc events for some reason. ill never understand it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:11 PM

@8:30, dirt cake was unbelievable. one of the best desserts i've had in a really long time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:15 PM

^you overpaid for the food and drink of course. Let's not forget that.


im not hurting for the extra $20 in my pocket. considering it was a free show i'll chalk that one up.


is it being low on cash or just your general hate that is making you so butt hurt about this festival?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:16 PM

@6:45 I was born here.

Posted by Chris | May 20, 2012 11:20 PM

ANOTHONY BOURDAIN YAHAHHAH ANTHONY BOURTAIN YYYYYYYAYAYAYAYYAYA

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:02 AM

yo there were dogs swimming near the entrance to a line to get in how could you not get in on that

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:12 AM

I waited in line to buy a fifteen dollar plastic "Googa Mooga" fork, and then walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:49 AM

Cheaper and easier to get food, drink, and phone reception underground. Ethiopians eat better. Hellen Keller has better luck communicating.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:14 AM

I had a great time. Plenty of food and drinks all day long. Crowd was way too passive -- I cut every line that I wanted and no one said a word. Every bro was staring at his nonfunctioning iphone and I just stepped in right as they ordered.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:23 AM

You Googa Mooga promoters trying to disguise yourselves as anonymous commentors are fooling no one.

However, I'm glad you managed to scam all the rich yuppies in brkln and I'm sure you are laughing all the way to the bank.

Go take your cash you made and go buy some luxury items and feel proud that you brought some culture to NYC. I will be downtown having sex with your wife in my shitty studio apartment playing Jimi Hendrix records.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:55 AM

Great organization and entertainment. Yet another reason why we Manhattanites make fun of Outerborough poseurs

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:30 PM

You mean you are proud to be Soho yuppie trustafarian mindless consumer that thinks Aziz Ansari is funny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 4:37 AM

2:55 someone has to take care of their wife's too, real human gesture.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 5:09 AM

4:37 Manhatan residents don't attend bridge and tunnel events

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 6:41 AM

Dear New York, Get over your ability to chew and consume food.
Thank you.

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2012 7:41 AM

"The Roots are the Paris Hilton of popular music."

You are the biggest moron (amongst a sea of morons) of all BV message boards.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 9:00 AM

When this event was 1st announced, I couldn't figure out exactly what the hell it was or why I should care. After seeing a lot of these comments, it appears that my intuition was right, for a change. I'm so glad that I didn't waste my time/money on this shit-show.

Posted by bryontreece | May 21, 2012 9:39 AM

Day 1 was really a disaster from the food/drink perspective. Bands were very good.

It took me about 3 hours from going through the entrance to actually sitting down with beer and food in hand. Having to wait in an hour-long beer line for water was also crazy.

I could make a million complaints, so my last one will be this: If you're talking about a "beer experience" with dozens of great breweries, how about having people manning the booths know something about the beer? I went to several booths to have the person working the line telling me "I have no idea what this beer is like".

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 10:42 AM

"Having to wait in an hour-long beer line for water was also crazy."

What is wrong with you? Were you stranded on an Island or in the middle of a forest? No, you were in a freaking park in NYC. You could have walked out of the park to the corner bodega and gotten yourself water. The rules of this shitshow said you could bring in water.

The fact that you waited in an hour long line for water inside a park where you could have gotten water anywhere around you in five seconds proves you are the kind of consumer they wanted to trap inside.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:05 AM

"I went to several booths to have the person working the line telling me"

and you wonder why the lines were so long. people like you asking the ingredients of each and every beer to clueless volunteers working for tips. thanks dude!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:22 AM

"and you wonder why the lines were so long. people like you asking the ingredients of each and every beer to clueless volunteers working for tips. thanks dude!"

Yeah, who would want this kind of information at a food & drink festival

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:39 AM

"You are the biggest moron (amongst a sea of morons) of all BV message boards"

This man does not own a mirror. Too bad, since his ignorance would not have been paraded globally and permanently here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:43 AM

6:41 - you should at very least look at the list of restaurants and businesses sponsors before you make uninformed comments in the future.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:45 AM

You know, I can understand you bitter old queens that post trolling hateful comments anonymously when it's raining buckets on a Monday morning :-( . Whatever gets you by, Mondays are tough.

What I still have trouble wrapping my mind around is what kind of sociopathic inbred shit-in stays inside by a computer all day on two of the nicest days NYC has seen in definitely this year, maybe the last 2 years, in order to just serial post uninformed nonsense about a festival that is going on while they are whining. That takes a seriously agoraphobe, a true sociopath.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:52 AM

i was on shrooms on saturday. only caught holy ghost. had to leave before the roots to go meet my family for my sisters birthday party.

i thought it was a beautiful event. all i really remember is walking thru lines and lines and lines of people. or fields of people lying down.

it felt like they were all inviting me to hang out. im not sure if that was true. but i had somewhere to be.

the only complaint i have is that it was such a pain in the ass to get back to Manhattan for dinner. i blame it on the drugs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:03 PM

"If none of these problems happened, why is the official Googa Mooga twitter account apologizing for them?"

this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:21 PM

my friends and i went to this free event just to stand in line. once we got to the front we just went to a different line to stand in. i talked to a bunch of other people doing the same thing. thanks for the free admission

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:39 PM

I never went to this show, but I can tell by the photos this looks like a shitty way to spend a nice weekend. Who thought this stupid concept up should be forced to spend the day with Bono and Justin Bieber.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 4:58 PM

at least there was rape at woodstock 99.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 7:02 PM

Two words: Heaping. Piles.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:14 PM

Yes = two words
No - wrong words.

Right two words = your mother

That is all.

Posted by Kimbra Vows | May 21, 2012 11:33 PM

The only food line I will wait in is at Mamouns.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 3:59 AM

And i found myself torn...
because this time it’s not that simple...
our choices aren’t as clear as the last elections ...
last time it was so obvious...
drghfh
steyfugtu

Posted by Office 2010 | May 22, 2012 4:33 AM

It looks like a great event. Good performance. I like it.

Posted by Rob Envelop | August 12, 2012 12:55 PM

I'm gonna kick your dog in the balls the next see it.

Posted by arabic keyboard | November 21, 2012 8:11 PM

^ Genesis 16:12
"He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."

Posted by 'Nuff Said | November 21, 2012 9:19 PM

is a delight to participate in these festivals, much warmth ....

Posted by Casa de Massagem | April 24, 2013 7:37 PM

wild times.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:41 PM

So red hat with sequins is extraordinarily funny. It certainly stands out in the crowd of people who were present at the show.

Posted by Rebecca | November 21, 2014 9:25 AM

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