After a rough inaugural run in 2012, Googamooga returned to Prospect Park this year with what they claimed was a “new and improved recipe” for a fun-filled weekend of food and music, purportedly smoothing out last year’s issues of long lines, food shortages, and a generally pissed off group of VIP ticket holders. What happened this year was unfortunately more of a disaster, despite Superfly’s admirable attempts at improvement, because of circumstances out of their control: primarily, the weather.
What went down on Saturday: Crummy weather resulted in diminished attendance which resulted in diminished sales for vendors. And if you did show up (and weren’t VIP), you were probably peeved at the lack of seating/eating areas with cover from the drizzling rain (there were none, if you don’t count the woods). Nothing kills the euphoria of a hot crispy chicken wing like eating it in cold rain, so even people who did brave the elements weren’t exactly having the best time of their lives, and vendors hurt from lost sales.