It looked like the party of the year — a two-day, beachside shindig in Phuket slated for December 30 and 31 and boasting 50,000 (later changed to 20,000) people and a lineup chock full of famous acts like Tiga and (ahem) Akon. There was an immediate buzz surrounding Sydictive Element (no, I don't know what […]
If you were in Bangkok in 2008 you might have come across the inaugural Culture One, an outdoor dance music festival held at BITEC Bang-na in the vein of Creamfields, Zookout and the like. The first Culture One was good fun, even though David Morales cried on stage (the highlight that year was Stanton Warriors). They've […]
Readers may remember the Santika tragedy that occurred in Bangkok on New Year's Eve 1998. A fire ripped through the nightclub after an indoor fireworks display went wrong, killing 67 people in all. Nearly three years after the incident a Thai court has finally sentenced the nightclub's owner and a lighting company executive to three […]
EDIT: I don't think this is true, but it gave me a good excuse to use a funny picture of Thaksin. The rumour now is that Thaksin landed on Koh Chang in a helicopter. If this is true then it can only lead to the situation in Thailand further deteriorating. It is just a rumour […]
Sixty-one people died at Sanitka on New Year's Eve. I've been to Sanitika many times and I spent one New Year there three or four years ago. I have no idea whether friends or friends of friends were then on New Year. People, get in touch.