Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: The Sydictive Element Phuket beach party has jumped its last bureaucratic hurdle, and with the setup for the mega-event now said to be 90 per cent complete, it's finally “a go” for Patong Beach. However, the party organizers were handed a 15-point list of rules the party must adhere to or face the possibility of being shut down.

“We have the official documents needed to approve the party from Phuket Provincial Hall and the Phuket Marine Office. The letters were issued on December 28, so we are good to go,” Sydictive Element President Vorachart Petnunthawong said in Patong in the run-up to the event.

The list includes the prohibition of alcohol sales at the party.

In addition to that sobering necessity, the party will be limited to an 800 meter stretch of Patong Beach. Due to the event being held on public land, the organizers will not be allowed to erect any structures to separate those who have paid for “beach” tickets from those who have not.

Despite this discrepancy, Dr Vorachart assured the press that ticket sales were going well, and that the last minute change in the location from Surin Beach had not been an issue.

“We made it clear that if anyone was not satisfied with the new location, they could ask for a refund,” Dr Vorachart said.

“We expect about 50,000 people for the party,” he added.

The party starts at 3pm today and will keep the base booming until 6am tomorrow. Then after a little “down time”, the party will pick up the pace again at 3pm tomorrow and run until about an hour before the first rays of the new year’s sun hit Phuket.

“There will be 15 world-class DJs in attendance and another 15 Thai DJs, as well as many other bands and musicians,” he said.

“However, we have yet to be able to confirm whether Paris Hilton will join the party,” he added.

But Glenn “GG” Gulino, Esq of g2 Entertainment had earlier this month written to the Phuket Gazette that, “Your rights to use her [Paris Hilton’s] name ended weeks ago and since you cancelled her NYE [New Year's Eve] appearance you cannot use her name. Thank you.”

However, as the Gazette had at no time invited or cancelled Ms Hilton’s attendance at the party, or been involved with the event in any capacity other than reporting on it, Gazette editors were left to believe that the email was meant to be sent to the party organizers.

Dr Vorachart was able to confirm that Aruna Abrams, tyDi, Amadeus, Tiga, Kenishii and the well-known Thai stunt man Tony Ja would all grace the beach party’s stage.

Here is the 15-point Party Criteria List:

1. The party is allowed to be held only on an area of Patong Beach that does not stretch further than 800 meters.

2. The party area cannot be separated from the general public.

3. The party must strictly adhere to local laws, and because of this will be unable to sell alcohol.

4. The event must not threaten the traditions and moral standards of local people.

5. There must be a high-level of security with ample personnel.

6. The organizer must keep the beach clean and pay the trash collecting fees.

7. The two VIP boats must not contain more than 240 people.

8. The boats must have railings to prevent people from falling overboard, except for the entrance to the boat, which must have a proper door.

9. Enough life jackets and life buoys for every passenger must be on board the VIP boats.

10. The floating stage must have at least 10 fire extinguishers on board and the VIP boats must contain at least 5 fire extinguishers.

11. Security must be provided around the perimeter of the VIP boats to save anyone who falls overboard.

12. At least two patrol vessels must be provided by the organizers.

13. Organizers must provide rubbish bins on the boat and prevent any trash from being thrown into the sea.

14. The organizers must agree that if any trouble or issues arise the party must be shut down.

15. The organizers must have “group insurance” for the event.
– Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Who provides the porta-potties?

Posted by larry December 30, 2012 11:08:24AM

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50,000 Party goers on an 800 metre stretch of beach? No barriers to section off the Area? So how many Portaloos?? Base Booming until 6am; VIP Boats, No Sale of Alcohol? Paris Hilton's attendance cannot be confirmed!

I cannot imagine what could possibly go wrong! The mind Boggles! The only good news is that the forecast is for heavy rain! This could be a total washout for the Organisers, Guests and Patong's Tourism!

Posted by Bjay December 30, 2012 11:39:46AM

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Number 2 on the list ensures it's a free party for all. As for number 3, if there's no segregation between the Sydictive Element party and the usual new year's eve crowds, how can the sale of alcohol possibly be banned?

Answer's simple – it can't!

Posted by agogohome December 30, 2012 11:51:03AM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William December 30, 2012 12:17:09PM

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If I could add a word balloon to the photo, he'd be crying "Why me?".

Posted by The Clown December 30, 2012 12:32:17PM

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50,000 Party goers on an 800 metre stretch of beach? No barriers to section off the Area? So how many Portaloos?? Base Booming until 6am; VIP Boats, No Sale of Alcohol? Paris Hilton's attendance cannot be confirmed!

I cannot imagine what could possibly go wrong! The mind Boggles! The only good news is that the forecast is for heavy rain! This could be a total washout for the Organisers, Guests and Patong's Tourism!

Posted by Bjay

Heavy rain for Patong. This event seems to be lacking professionalism by the organizer, but we will need to wait until Tuesday, 1 Jan, to see the results of this so-called mega party.

Posted by ratatoee December 30, 2012 12:35:16PM

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I could not be happier about how this has turned out. The many hardworking hotels and eateries in Surin have been saved from this fiasco at the last minute. I hope this teaches the "Carpet Baggers" the lesson that you can't jam something that is this poorly planned down the throats of the people of Phuket! Great job by everyone who protested this dog and pony show from the start.

Posted by Me December 30, 2012 12:49:17PM

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This means free entry?

Posted by Seriously? Number 2? December 30, 2012 12:52:57PM

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Why buy a "beach" ticket if the event is on a public beach with no barriers? Just walk up and enjoy, or better yet just stand around the "invisible 800 meter perimeter" where the alcohol will be sold and enjoy the party from there.

Posted by Sam December 30, 2012 02:31:55PM

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Yep. Sounds like a free for all. Plus '50,000'? Seriously? Where from? What a huge money-making disaster this is going to be: 0.

Posted by Mood December 30, 2012 02:31:59PM

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I do not believe the sale of alcohol in the street is legal anyway, nor is it on the beach. However, you could hop into the nearest 7/11, get your supply and then join the party.

Posted by Guenter Bellach December 30, 2012 03:06:09PM

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My breath is absolutely bated waiting for this to unfold. My New Year's prediction is a BYO bun fight.

Posted by Evilbaz December 30, 2012 03:17:18PM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William

Let us hope, but I'm not sure. Low-end events like this seem to do well almost anywhere. Look at the disastrous full moon parties on Koh Phang Ngan. They have succeeded in converting one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand into an environmental disaster and branding that island as a drug haven, so my worry is that they will have the same "success" and impact on Phuket.

Posted by Poo Yai December 30, 2012 05:02:28PM

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I do not believe the sale of alcohol in the street is legal anyway, nor is it on the beach. However, you could hop into the nearest 7/11, get your supply and then join the party.

Posted by Guenter Bellach

Of course. Tickets are completely unnecessary.

Posted by Jao December 30, 2012 05:23:26PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident December 30, 2012 05:56:05PM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas December 30, 2012 06:26:56PM

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Music til 6am? Surely as this area falls within the Entertainment Zone it should stop at 2am. Or are the organisers only 'providing shelter from the rain'? What compensation are they providing to the vast numbers of hotel guests who will not be able to sleep because of this racket til the wee hours? Money talks as usual and this is on a hiding to nowhere.

Posted by Mister Ree December 30, 2012 07:21:11PM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William

Let us hope, but I'm not sure. Low-end events like this seem to do well almost anywhere. Look at the disastrous full moon parties on Koh Phang Ngan. They have succeeded in converting one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand into an environmental disaster and branding that island as a drug haven, so my worry is that they will have the same "success" and impact on Phuket.

Posted by Poo Yai

The Sydictive Phuket beach bash is in Patong. It was ruined a long time ago.

Posted by Chalongresident December 30, 2012 08:04:07PM

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I have already heard they have barriers all around the party area, so they have broken one rule all ready.

Posted by Ciaran O December 30, 2012 08:16:54PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident

If this is true, and I've little doubt about it, then it becomes obvious that the rules were created not to control anything, but rather to 'look good' to those who oppose this awful event. So the "rules" were a public relations stunt and the organizers were almost surely told that they would be free to violate them. Had they not had such assurances, they would not have gone ahead with the party as it would have been impossible to make money.

Posted by Nandoor December 30, 2012 08:33:28PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident

If this is true, and I've little doubt about it, then it becomes obvious that the rules were created not to control anything, but rather to 'look good' to those who oppose this awful event. So the "rules" were a public relations stunt and the organizers were almost surely told that they would be free to violate them. Had they not had such assurances, they would not have gone ahead with the party as it would have been impossible to make money.

Posted by Nandoor

And Paris Hilton? Well, another public relations stunt.

Posted by Friendly Advisor December 30, 2012 08:36:35PM

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I have already heard they have barriers all around the party area, so they have broken one rule all ready.

Posted by Ciaran O

I can guarantee you – absolutely guarantee you – that no rule broken, no matter how many times broken, will result in the stoppage of this "party". And the rules will be broken left, right and center.

Posted by Handsome Man December 30, 2012 08:46:40PM

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50,000 people on an 800m stretch of beach at high tide! Two days after full moon so it's spring tides! What could go wrong?

Posted by ronaldo December 30, 2012 09:19:00PM

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I'm still laughing after reading the 15 Point Party Criteria List. That really is funny, Choke Di, Krup.

Just to add to what is sure to be disaster, Paris Hilton may be there (probably not though). Can't wait for the coverage of this event. I'll stay safe at home thanks.

Posted by The original Steve December 30, 2012 11:55:59PM

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I look through the FENCE PLATES and think the party had around 200– 400 people ? ticket 2,500 –4,500 baht !

Posted by incobart December 31, 2012 12:40:40AM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas

Jim much of what you and other respondents say is correct; my only disagreement with you is that I think bribes may have been paid upfront!

Posted by Bjay December 31, 2012 03:01:56AM

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I just wonder to know how Sydictive can call thats " world stage ever" when you see the stage he look like a Garden Party ! how sydictive can sleep well by post all the advertised website new paper street fly and not respect their guess who pay a lot of money ! I call thats simply Still $ and cause damage to the guess with fake Advertised ! thats is whats sydictive is Liar ! [This comment has been seen but not edited, or fully understood, by the Phuket Gazette.]

Posted by ratatoee December 31, 2012 10:45:08AM

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On December 24th. the Gazette reported that Prab Keesin, the son of Patong Mayor Pian Keesin had given his approval for the party to be moved to Patong.

Prab Keesin is the head of the taxi federation, so you know rules will not be followed. They make the rules! This is the root of the problem.

Posted by Tim December 31, 2012 10:56:13AM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas

Jim much of what you and other respondents say is correct; my only disagreement with you is that I think bribes may have been paid upfront!

Posted by Bjay

I suspect you're correct. I also believe that these same "Officials" continue to have a financial stake in any money.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas December 31, 2012 11:03:01AM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas

Jim much of what you and other respondents say is correct; my only disagreement with you is that I think bribes may have been paid upfront!

Posted by Bjay

I suspect you're correct. I also believe that these same "Officials" continue to have a financial stake in any money.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas December 31, 2012 11:03:01AM

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On December 24th. the Gazette reported that Prab Keesin, the son of Patong Mayor Pian Keesin had given his approval for the party to be moved to Patong.

Prab Keesin is the head of the taxi federation, so you know rules will not be followed. They make the rules! This is the root of the problem.

Posted by Tim December 31, 2012 10:56:13AM

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I just wonder to know how Sydictive can call thats " world stage ever" when you see the stage he look like a Garden Party ! how sydictive can sleep well by post all the advertised website new paper street fly and not respect their guess who pay a lot of money ! I call thats simply Still $ and cause damage to the guess with fake Advertised ! thats is whats sydictive is Liar ! [This comment has been seen but not edited, or fully understood, by the Phuket Gazette.]

Posted by ratatoee December 31, 2012 10:45:08AM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas

Jim much of what you and other respondents say is correct; my only disagreement with you is that I think bribes may have been paid upfront!

Posted by Bjay December 31, 2012 03:01:56AM

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I look through the FENCE PLATES and think the party had around 200– 400 people ? ticket 2,500 –4,500 baht !

Posted by incobart December 31, 2012 12:40:40AM

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I'm still laughing after reading the 15 Point Party Criteria List. That really is funny, Choke Di, Krup.

Just to add to what is sure to be disaster, Paris Hilton may be there (probably not though). Can't wait for the coverage of this event. I'll stay safe at home thanks.

Posted by The original Steve December 30, 2012 11:55:59PM

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50,000 people on an 800m stretch of beach at high tide! Two days after full moon so it's spring tides! What could go wrong?

Posted by ronaldo December 30, 2012 09:19:00PM

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I have already heard they have barriers all around the party area, so they have broken one rule all ready.

Posted by Ciaran O

I can guarantee you – absolutely guarantee you – that no rule broken, no matter how many times broken, will result in the stoppage of this "party". And the rules will be broken left, right and center.

Posted by Handsome Man December 30, 2012 08:46:40PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident

If this is true, and I've little doubt about it, then it becomes obvious that the rules were created not to control anything, but rather to 'look good' to those who oppose this awful event. So the "rules" were a public relations stunt and the organizers were almost surely told that they would be free to violate them. Had they not had such assurances, they would not have gone ahead with the party as it would have been impossible to make money.

Posted by Nandoor

And Paris Hilton? Well, another public relations stunt.

Posted by Friendly Advisor December 30, 2012 08:36:35PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident

If this is true, and I've little doubt about it, then it becomes obvious that the rules were created not to control anything, but rather to 'look good' to those who oppose this awful event. So the "rules" were a public relations stunt and the organizers were almost surely told that they would be free to violate them. Had they not had such assurances, they would not have gone ahead with the party as it would have been impossible to make money.

Posted by Nandoor December 30, 2012 08:33:28PM

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I have already heard they have barriers all around the party area, so they have broken one rule all ready.

Posted by Ciaran O December 30, 2012 08:16:54PM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William

Let us hope, but I'm not sure. Low-end events like this seem to do well almost anywhere. Look at the disastrous full moon parties on Koh Phang Ngan. They have succeeded in converting one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand into an environmental disaster and branding that island as a drug haven, so my worry is that they will have the same "success" and impact on Phuket.

Posted by Poo Yai

The Sydictive Phuket beach bash is in Patong. It was ruined a long time ago.

Posted by Chalongresident December 30, 2012 08:04:07PM

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Music til 6am? Surely as this area falls within the Entertainment Zone it should stop at 2am. Or are the organisers only 'providing shelter from the rain'? What compensation are they providing to the vast numbers of hotel guests who will not be able to sleep because of this racket til the wee hours? Money talks as usual and this is on a hiding to nowhere.

Posted by Mister Ree December 30, 2012 07:21:11PM

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A disaster right from the start. No planning. No advance preparation work. Change of venue at last minute. Space restrictions. No alcohol (yeah, sure). It's a New Year's party for goodness sake! Now, you don't even have to buy a ticket! So, with reduced income, all expenses will be cut. Less security, fewer toilets, less cleanup, less entertainment. Hilton was part of the publicity sham. The thing is a scam. Bribes won't be paid.

Posted by Jim from Las Vegas December 30, 2012 06:26:56PM

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So I wonder why they've already erected barriers all around the area, even down to the waterline, and Chang have set up the areas inside to sell alcohol. Go have a look if you don't believe me! So much for the RULES.

Posted by Chalongresident December 30, 2012 05:56:05PM

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I do not believe the sale of alcohol in the street is legal anyway, nor is it on the beach. However, you could hop into the nearest 7/11, get your supply and then join the party.

Posted by Guenter Bellach

Of course. Tickets are completely unnecessary.

Posted by Jao December 30, 2012 05:23:26PM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William

Let us hope, but I'm not sure. Low-end events like this seem to do well almost anywhere. Look at the disastrous full moon parties on Koh Phang Ngan. They have succeeded in converting one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand into an environmental disaster and branding that island as a drug haven, so my worry is that they will have the same "success" and impact on Phuket.

Posted by Poo Yai December 30, 2012 05:02:28PM

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My breath is absolutely bated waiting for this to unfold. My New Year's prediction is a BYO bun fight.

Posted by Evilbaz December 30, 2012 03:17:18PM

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I do not believe the sale of alcohol in the street is legal anyway, nor is it on the beach. However, you could hop into the nearest 7/11, get your supply and then join the party.

Posted by Guenter Bellach December 30, 2012 03:06:09PM

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Yep. Sounds like a free for all. Plus '50,000'? Seriously? Where from? What a huge money-making disaster this is going to be: 0.

Posted by Mood December 30, 2012 02:31:59PM

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Why buy a "beach" ticket if the event is on a public beach with no barriers? Just walk up and enjoy, or better yet just stand around the "invisible 800 meter perimeter" where the alcohol will be sold and enjoy the party from there.

Posted by Sam December 30, 2012 02:31:55PM

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This means free entry?

Posted by Seriously? Number 2? December 30, 2012 12:52:57PM

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I could not be happier about how this has turned out. The many hardworking hotels and eateries in Surin have been saved from this fiasco at the last minute. I hope this teaches the "Carpet Baggers" the lesson that you can't jam something that is this poorly planned down the throats of the people of Phuket! Great job by everyone who protested this dog and pony show from the start.

Posted by Me December 30, 2012 12:49:17PM

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50,000 Party goers on an 800 metre stretch of beach? No barriers to section off the Area? So how many Portaloos?? Base Booming until 6am; VIP Boats, No Sale of Alcohol? Paris Hilton's attendance cannot be confirmed!

I cannot imagine what could possibly go wrong! The mind Boggles! The only good news is that the forecast is for heavy rain! This could be a total washout for the Organisers, Guests and Patong's Tourism!

Posted by Bjay

Heavy rain for Patong. This event seems to be lacking professionalism by the organizer, but we will need to wait until Tuesday, 1 Jan, to see the results of this so-called mega party.

Posted by ratatoee December 30, 2012 12:35:16PM

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If I could add a word balloon to the photo, he'd be crying "Why me?".

Posted by The Clown December 30, 2012 12:32:17PM

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Strangled before it's born. The promoters will lose tons of money. We will never see this event again. Amen.

Posted by William December 30, 2012 12:17:09PM

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Number 2 on the list ensures it's a free party for all. As for number 3, if there's no segregation between the Sydictive Element party and the usual new year's eve crowds, how can the sale of alcohol possibly be banned?

Answer's simple – it can't!

Posted by agogohome December 30, 2012 11:51:03AM

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50,000 Party goers on an 800 metre stretch of beach? No barriers to section off the Area? So how many Portaloos?? Base Booming until 6am; VIP Boats, No Sale of Alcohol? Paris Hilton's attendance cannot be confirmed!

I cannot imagine what could possibly go wrong! The mind Boggles! The only good news is that the forecast is for heavy rain! This could be a total washout for the Organisers, Guests and Patong's Tourism!

Posted by Bjay December 30, 2012 11:39:46AM

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Who provides the porta-potties?

Posted by larry December 30, 2012 11:08:24AM

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