Monday, March 19, 2012

GoogaMooga: Uh Oh

No firm details on the Brooklyn Half yet, but check out the Brooklyn Paper article on the GoogaMooga festival that weekend.

I originally thought there wouldn't be a problem (hey, the Brooklyn Half starts at 7am), but 40,000! people estimated in Prospect Park? (It's a broad number, but even half that causes issues)

A quote from the article:

"The food, drink, and tunes fest is expected to bring 40,000 people to the park’s Neathermead field May 19-20, and even though the event is gratis, wannabe concert-goers must register beforehand due to capacity restrictions. "

Oh yeah ...

P.S. Keep in mind, this is pure speculation at this point. The delay in the Brooklyn Half registration could be something else.

P.P.S. At least we're not Queens ... this year

3 comments:

Samantha said...

I feel really bad for everyone who is training for this race...it must be awful to be less than 2 months away from your race and not even know if you'll be able to register for it. I have no idea what all the hold up could be about!

Chicken Underwear said...

What a mess. At so many levels.

Anonymous said...

When I had found out about the festival three weeks ago, I said the BK Half isn't happening on May 19. Next Tuesday, March 27, NYRR is appearing at the Brooklyn Community Board 9 meeting with their proposal for the half on May 19. They haven't even received approval for the event and they are saying it is happening May 19. It's going to be moved to another date. There's no way it's happening.