Free tickets already gone
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The 2013 Great GoogaMooga food and music spectacular will return to Prospect Park on Brooklyn May 17 through 19. If you want to go, you'll need to buy tickets soon.
Last year, the first year of the festival, about 40,000 food-loving attendees swamped the event and there was much grumbling about long lines and lack of cell phone service. This year, the free general admission tickets are long gone, but organizers say the three-day format should help with the crowds. "Regular price" Friday concert tickets costing $54.50 are still available, and these will also get you in either Saturday or Sunday. (See ticket options at http://brooklyn.googamooga.com/tickets/)
If you're a foodie, it's probably worth the hassle. At the Great GoogaMooga, little booths housing 85 food makers, 75 brews and 100 wines fill the Nethermead. The menu features everything from duck sausage to grilled Maine lobster to Guinness stout brownies to foi gras doughnuts.
Several restaurants will cook on a 22-foot-long pig roaster called "Hamageddon." There's also a "VIP Cocktail Experience."
Music includes performances by De La Soul, Matt & Kim, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and more.
The event calls itself "an amusement park of food, drink and music."