The Great GoogaMooga Arrives in Prospect Park

The inaugural food and music festival opened its gates to ticket holders Saturday morning.

After months of anticipation, announcements and scrambling to get tickets, opened its gates on Saturday morning in the Nethermead of Prospect Park.

The smell of cotton candy wafted through the air as vendors were still getting set up, but the early word is that this looks to be a very colorful, gluttonous event.

A gigantic tiered cake at the entrance is expected to explode at some point throughout the day. Meanwhile, in the Hammageddon area celebrating swine, a gigantic pig-shaped oven was getting fired up to roast pork and promises to shoot flames from tip to tail. 

Patch will continue to upload photos of the festivities to this gallery throughout the day. Feel free to share your own and tell us your favorite parts of the festival in the comments.

Rick Oshea May 23, 2012 at 08:49 PM
It is a park not a fair ground. The west end of the Neathermead had been dug up by park trucks attending to trees downed in the storms of last fall. It has been reseeded and fenced off eer since so the grass could grow back. It had finally grown back just in time to be the setting of a row of portisans. I know that because I walked arounbd the perimeter and observed the goings on. I saw that big old inane Hamageddon thing. Ooo. I saw workers wearing oh so clever t shirts. Mostly I saw a lot of posers posing. And yes I know it was a food event. It was a chance for food fashion victims to get all giddy because there were some big name food people there. Anthony Bourdain. I know he's some sort of celebrity from the food channels. Sort of a foodie Snooki I think. ANd oooo the Spotted Pig people were there. Ooooo. But although it was not a music driven event there was a lot of loud and really bad music that we heard quite clearly from our apartment which is about a fifteen minute walk from the site. I heard a bad Van Halen cover band, a bad disco band and a bad Led Zeppelin cover band. Oh and a truly excruciating punk band. And I liked punk. Twenty five years ago.
Rick Oshea May 23, 2012 at 08:49 PM
And yes it is our precious neighborhood. What exactly is wrong with that? And as for those us being favored by those foodie hipsters who ventured out of the park and into our neighborhood? Yeah we got a horde of obnoxious drunken twits who paraded down 9th street. I don't think they brought much to the neighborhood and I think if put to a vote the majority of the folks here would be happy not to see them again.
BillySpath May 23, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Cranky old man stay in your cave!
Rick Oshea May 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM
A little ageist maybe? And who's cranky. The one who tosses out insults like that maybe? The one who tells "protesters to shut the hell up"? sounds a little cranky to me. Callow youth.
Rick Oshea May 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Oh and incidentally I stumbled out of my cave and took a stroll (with my walker) over to the meadow this evening. It's pretty torn up. But you all got your bacon and that's the important thing.


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