The first Great Googamooga festival held in Brooklyn’s Neathermead Park over the weekend was definitely a sight to see! All of the boroughs came out to sample the goods from over 40 vendors and shops. Rising temperatures, limited food supply and long lines were not enough to keep partrons from having a good time. Many happily waited for patiently to get to the front of the line to try out everything from clam chowder to maple flavored cotton candy.
While you bounced from booth to booth hoping to get a shot at the coveted food, there was plenty of entertainment to keep everyone amused and hype throughout the day. The real treat was the final set by none other than The Roots. They took the stage and launched into a live set list of Roots classics. If you were fortunate enough to get free tickets to the Googamooga then aces to you, but if you shelled out the additional $250 for the VIP extra googa tickets you got something else. Namely not enough food options or availability and an apology plus full refund from the producers of the event. It seems that they were not prepared for the amount of people that signed up, so they said sorry this ones on us.
All in all the great googamooga was a great time. I’m sure we all learned a lot from this experience (I learned to get there right when it starts to get the most food intake). Next year I’m sure we will be met with many of the same vendors but hopefully not the same issues.