PHOTOS: At GoogaMooga, It Was Wet And Cold And We Danced With Chickens
Weather.com lied to us on Saturday morning, so we shivered our way through
The Great GoogaMooga 2013 while dressed for a sunnier day. We were cold. We were wet. We were confused with the management structure of the festival, and worried that the chefs were losing money on the sparsely attended event. But, for the most part, we had fun chomping our way through the food festival. For one, neither of us wanted to murder the long lines of people at the water tent out of desperation. For another, we had some damn good food. Glimpse our brief moments of happiness below…
If you wanted to make your way around GoogaMooga, you didn't get to do that with a paper map. Instead, you had to download an app onto your phone -- a great idea in theory, but impossible to use in the rain (unless you were huddled underneath the Hamaggedon machine.)
2.The Main Field
Early in the day at GoogaMooga (12 PM Saturday). It didn't get much more crowded than this (masses huddled under the beer tent notwithstanding).
3.WHAT IS THIS
From Crif Dog: a "Chihuahua Dog and Beets, a bacon wrapped beef and pork dog with avocado and sour cream paired with marinated beets," a.k.a. Dwight Schrute's wet dream.
4.No Regrets YOLO Chicken
We met this fine freak of nature outside the Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken stand, where Associate Editor Tina Nguyen challenged him/her/it to a dance-off. (Not pictured: the sad man in a hot dog suit outside Prospect, not committing to his role.)
Lobster halves grilled at The Lobster Place, flames licking away at the wriggly crustaceans. So primal. So freeing.
6.The Coffin Bao from Baohaus
Imagine what would happen if Eddie Huang decided to become the KFC Colonel, murdered the "Time To Make The Doughnuts" guy, and wore his face as a mask. This is the only coherent way we can describe the horror that is fried chicken stuffed in a doughnut, topped with ribbons of chili condensed milk. And we ate all of it. Lord forgive us.
7.It's Raining, Can You Tell?
Spotted: two festival goers in a makeshift shelter by the Beer Tent. Yes, after a while, GoogaMooga devolved into a Hooverville, or at least Bonnaroo.