NIGHTMARE ON NANA STREET
Soon it will be time to get ready for Halloween Party Night, because it is next Wednesday, October 31. There will be a special Halloween Party in both Angelwitch Go-Go Bars. The older of the two Angelwitch Go-Go Bars is located on the middle level in Nana Plaza. The younger sister is located in Pattaya on Soi 15 just off Walking Street. Angelwitch Showtime starts at 10:00 PM and finishes around 1:00 AM. During the Halloween Party Night there will be some special shows, lots of Halloween decorations, and the Angelwitches will be dressed accordingly. Halloween Party Night is a lot of fun in Thailand’s go-go bars. Well, those bars that make an effort to have some scary fun. The Thais have a childlike charm that very much helps to keep us farangs young. I hope you have a good time, I know I will. Trick or treat?
SPECIAL ANGELWITCH HALLOWEEN 2007 T-SHIRTS
Angelwitch Go-Go Bars co-owner Matt has designed a special 2007 limited edition Halloween T-shirt. All being well, they will be available from this Friday. Please enquire in either Bangkok or Pattaya Angelwitch Go-Go Bars. Simply bewitching!
SIAMESE STRINGFELLOWS — DANCE CLUBS IN THAILAND?
Recently I had the chance to draw a comparison between what Thailand’s nightlife scene has to offer compared to sex club venues abroad. I don’t mind telling you that it becomes tiresome sometimes when I listen to incessant complainers. One guy was saying how he thinks the Thais are never happy, “They never smile and it’s supposed to be the Land Of Smiles.” After I suffered this farangs constant barrage of complaints and negative attitude, I was starting to feel depressed. I wanted to say, “Lighten up man and enjoy life”, but I was on duty at the time. No wonder the Thais do not smile around this miserable old bugger! The point of this particular subject is to remind people what great value-for-money Thailand’s nightlife scene is. This is especially true when you compare it to Farangland.
Back in England I was a nightclub supervisor for the best part of 15 years. From my past nightclub experience, I could not understand why the Thais never introduced a cover charge, or entrance fee. Virtually every special club venue in the world has an entrance fee policy. Some cover charges are very expensive in Farangland, but it is a strict policy of like it or lump it. Perhaps about 10 years ago Thailand could have classed go-go bars as special clubs. If they were referred to as “dance clubs” for example, they could justify charging an entrance fee. They would need to design and refurbish them to look more like stylish clubs, but that would be a simple superficial makeover.
Speaking hypothetically, let’s say approximately a decade ago in Bangkok, we witnessed the grand opening of the first Siamese Stringfellow’s. The pioneers of these new “go-go clubs” would hire professional security staff to ensure the entrance fee was paid by every customer. Drink prices would be higher, but the customer would have the opportunity of VIP lounges, chill out rooms, possibly even private booths for intimate lap dances. Downstairs would operate to a go-go dance format, but the go-go girls would be available for tableside dances. All this never happened. As a professional in the nightlife business, I think Thailand missed the opportunity boat, but personally speaking I am pleased it did not happen. In my opinion too many decades have passed for the go-go bar business to change that dramatically. But, if just one entrepreneur had opened the first go-go dance club who knows what might have happened?
These special go-go clubs could have introduced VIP membership schemes, hosted corporate club parties, and enticed the rich and famous to visit. Jump back to the real world in 2007 and in many ways perhaps we should count our blessings that nobody thought of go-go clubs. The moral of this story is to be grateful for small mercies. There are no go-go clubs in Thailand with door entrance fees, no expensive nightclub prices, and no pretentious rich playboys ruining the market on a nightly basis. You can sit in any go-go bar in Thailand and admire what is on the stage for just the price of a drink. In terms of value-for-money, do not take the go-go bars in Thailand for granted. Remember that there is no comparison whatsoever in Farangland.
UK SEX CLUBS AND INTERNATIONAL ESCORT GIRLS
A friend of mine recently updated me on the prices that some sex clubs charge in England. In Manchester a sex club called Obsession charges 1,400 Baht for a lap dance. OK, you get a private cubicle, but ALL lap dances are for the duration of ONE SONG ONLY! Boutique Club (also in Manchester, UK) charge a non-refundable 700 Baht entrance fee and 700 Baht per lap dance. The same deal as Boutique is also available in The Fantasy Bar. When my friend John visited a sex club in Argentina, he paid over 600 Baht for one drink — lady drinks were also an extortionate 600 Baht. Thinking that he had been ripped off, John called the manager over. He was shocked to learn that 600 Baht is the standard price. The women were all hardnosed Eastern Europeans. They looked like an enemy of James Bond with that, “I will break you” look in their marble cold eyes. Certainly does not sound like any fun at all to me! I think that Dave The Rave will be happy to remain here in Thailand as the Prisoner In Paradise.
Down in London town the prices are even worse. London has ashamedly become the second most expensive capital city in the world. Second only to Tokyo, London is nothing short of shockingly extortionate. Nowadays a London “escort” will charge 20,000 Baht for one hour. My friend paid the frosty looking Eastern bloc bird the 20,000 Baht wad. Moments after he handed the money over, my friend said he knew it was a mistake. Thankfully, John has a good job and can afford to make 20,000 Baht mistakes; unlike many of us others!
Stringfellow’s in Covent Garden is London’s world famous nude dancing club. English entrepreneur Peter Stringfellow was the pioneer of this style of sex club in London. Stringfellow’s features tableside and lap dancing, with a restaurant that has apparently received rave reviews. London has an entrance charge of 1,400 Baht. A friend of mine ordered one drink and one dish from the menu; nothing fancy at all. The bill was the best part of a staggering 3,000 Baht. Not surprisingly, my American friend is in no hurry to go back. Although Stringfellow’s is a very upmarket sex club in London, it should really make us appreciate what we have here in Thailand. In the Land Of Sanuk you can easily have what Stringfellow’s has to offer and much more. And, all for a fraction of the price too.
To really take things to the limit there are international escort agencies available. These special agencies will fly an escort girl to you. For a mere snip at 70,000 Baht per day (plus expenses), you can enjoy the company of an international escort. Just imagine if you book and pay for an escort girl for a whole week… But, when the escort girl arrives you can’t stand the sight of her. Oops, there goes the best part of HALF A MILLION BAHT. Thank goodness for Thailand, the Land Of Sanuk!
In the meantime, if you can’t be good be careful… Safe sex saves lives!