Co-owner Scott Schwartz (along with Mark Manning) wore a Hawaiian shirt with a hint of green Thursday night and said: “Everything I get [in feedback] is just positive. People love it. It’s nice to have an event when the community can get together in a large format.”
MacDonald said 1,500 square feet of the southern Grossmont Center parking lot was fenced off for HooleyFest, and remarked that the mall “loves the event.” So does SureRide Inc.—a San Diego minibus service that MacDonald hired. Revelers who have too much liquid refreshment get free rides home, he said. Last year, 250 people availed themselves of the “limo-buses” with GPS capability and room for 20 passengers each—being taken either to a nearby trolley station or straight home. The six buses also were used to shuttle St. Paddy’s Day celebrants between the two HooleyFest's. The event began at 5 p.m. and ended at midnight, and then Hooley’s crew went to work. “We have to clean up the entire place and be ready to open at 10 o’clock [Friday morning],” MacDonald said. Should we all go and help clean up the mess we made ?
Sharon and I went last night and I know I had a great time but I'm sure it was the company that I went with that made it such a great time. Let all the Hooligans party and to think its only Friday.