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GoogaMooga 2012: Hamageddon, Fried Chicken Fist Fights And More (PHOTOS)

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Rachel Tepper

If you managed to make it out to the Great GoogaMooga this weekend in New York City, then you need no help painting the scene: Bustling, can't-move-three-inches crowds; hour-long waits and winding lines for food and drink; and an astounding collection of dishes from the city's best and most interesting restaurants.

The free two-day festival was notably more insane on Saturday -- tensions bubbled over in an actual fist fight at the Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken event -- but there was still much to enjoy, assuming you kept your cool.

On the upside, people were quite fashionably dressed.

The design of the whole thing was breath-taking, especially the giant metal pig-shaped roaster emblazoned with the word "Hamageddon." There was an actual pig cooking inside!

The music, too, was a highlight. And, of course, the Extra Mooga section (the only place with an admission, a whopping $250) welcomed a slew of guests who weren't afraid to speak their minds, like LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, comedian Aziz Ansari, Momofuku chef David Chang, famed lady-butcher April Bloomfield, food writer Ruth Reichl, the always controversial Anthony Bourdain and plenty others.

Experience the magic and insanity in the gallery below, complete with some serious food porn.

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