The Great GoogaMooga Returns

Brooklyn based food and music festival Great GoogaMooga returns to Prospect Park with a kickoff concert featuring The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Brooklyn based food and music festival Great GoogaMooga returns to Prospect Park with a kickoff concert featuring The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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British glam rock band The Darkness kicked off the day, although having an early set on a Friday meant many were unable to make it out to the show. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Darkness' bassist Frankie Poullain. The group is known for their stage antics and over the top vibe. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Lead guitarist Dan Hawkins strikes a pose while playing a solo. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Lead singer Justin Hawkins asks the crowd to help sing along with the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Despite all the music going on, it's clear the focus of GoogaMooga is food, especially with this giant smoker dubbed "Hamageddon." Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up were The Flaming Lips, who brought an array of reflective domes and cables with them. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Kliph Scurlock, drummer for The Flaming Lips. Photos by Michel Dussack
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For a large part of their set, Wayne Coyne cradled a baby doll while singing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Michael Ivins wore a fur hat despite it being a rather warm day. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Derek Brown played keyboards and synthesizers throughout the psychedelic set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist and keyboardist Steven Drozd also serves as a lead vocalist on a handful of tracks. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Flaming Lips saved their hit "Do You Realize??" for their encore, and it was by far the biggest singalong of their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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All types of food were available at the festival, including these grilled lobsters. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Karen O and the rest of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs closed out the night with a 75 minute set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' guitarist Nick Zinner. The band's set was an even mix of all their material. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Brian Chase rounds out the trio of core members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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For the first two songs of the night, "Sacrilege" and "Under the Earth," the group performed with a choir. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Depending on the song, Nick Zinner played either guitar or bass. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Like The Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs closed out their set with an intense one song encore. And with that, the kickoff of Great GoogaMooga was done. Photos by Michel Dussack
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