Hello Guys, I have been thinking about you recently. Hey, now don’t get worried, because I’m not getting gay here! I appreciate the large audience that this website has created over the past 18 months. Therefore, I want to keep you updated more regularly. Recently, I have been wondering about how I could update the website more often. You may have noticed that I have created several new pages. At first, I was so proud to see those new sections up online for the entire world to see. I thought, “Great stuff!” Then I thought about the time and effort involved to update them all. Oops! I hadn’t taken that into consideration. For example, if you look at the alphabetical listings, you will see that some are more updated than others are. Please excuse me for that, but there are only so many hours in a day! The good thing is that I can keep posting updates and those A-Z listings will eventually fill up with information. It just takes time that’s all. Last month this website received the most hits in over a year. Thanks for all your support; this is what makes it all worthwhile. Cheers!
BUDDHIST HOLIDAY — MONDAY, MAY 19th
You need to be aware that this Monday, May 19th is a Buddhist Holiday. Wan Visakha Bucha is one of the most important Buddha Days on the Thai calendar. From the information I have gathered, you will probably find that most nightlife areas across Thailand are likely to be closed on May 19th out of respect. But, if you ask around you might get lucky. Remember that restaurants and some pubs will still be open. In conclusion, remember that the vast majority of go-go bars, beer bars and nightclubs will be closed. If anything chances closer to May 19th I will post another update.
STEPHEN HENDRY ROADSHOW
From this Monday, May 19th until May 23rd seven-time World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry will arrive as a guest of John Smith’s Bitter and Strongbow Draught Cider. Stephen who comes from Edinburgh in Scotland likes Thailand and he has accumulated many Thai fans. At one time, Stephen Hendry was top of the world rankings for a record eight consecutive years. Stephen was also the youngest ever World Snooker Champion at the age of 21. Stephen will be making a series of one-hour appearances at pubs in Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Stephen will make himself available for a questions and answers session, as well as some exhibition frames. John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter and Strongbow Cider will be available for a special discount price at each venue.
WISHING STEPHEN HENDRY A WARM WELCOME
In association with Brian Sharp from Scottish & Newcastle Brewery and Rob Murray from Fluid Asia Pacific, Dave The Rave wishes Stephen Hendry a warm welcome to Thailand.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21st (KOH SAMUI) — Elephant & Castle (17:00) — Islander (18:30) — Tropical Murphy’s (20:00) — PFC Bar (21:30)
THURSDAY, MAY 22nd (PATTAYA) — Flannigans (17:00) — Shenanigans (18:30) — Butchers Arms (20:00) — Queen Victoria (21:30)
FRIDAY, MAY 23rd (BANGKOK) — Soi 8 Pub (17:00) — New Wave (18:30)
This is similar to an online journal, but “Daves Raves” also provides me with a platform to make additional announcements and/or newsflashes. These posts will pop up whenever I feel I have something to tell you.
NEWS & REVIEWS
Today I have updated the Nana Plaza Review Page and Pattaya Go-Go Bars A-Z Page. This will be an ongoing process, so please check throughout the week for updates. The latest news & reviews are listed with the date at the top of the page for your convenience.
NOTE THE QUOTE — LIFE’S A FUNNY OLD GAME
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Dave The Rave — Go-Go Guru