Feb 12, 2017 – Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan

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Drinking from Buckets at the Full Moon Party!

See more photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskSeL8uD

Today was the day my mom and I had centered our entire Thailand trip around. At 7:00pm, Franki and Ranah met us at our hostel and we took a taxi (a pickup truck) to Baan Tai, the town where the party was being held. We all got into the spirit of things and bought matching tank tops and painted ourselves with neon coloured body paint. We made sure we had a large dinner to prep for all the buckets of alcohol. The full moon party entrance fee was only 100 baht and buckets costed around 250 baht. After dinner we purchased our buckets. Ranah used her bartending skills and created some tasty drinks. The shop owners literally pour an entire mickey of alcohol into the bucket (like one you build sandcastles with when you’re young) and mix it with chase and ice. I got one with Sangsom rum, pineapple juice, red bull and ice. It took me most of the night to finish it. We spent a long time looking for our friend Johnny who said he was there, but sadly, we couldn’t find him in the crowd approximately 15,000 people.

We ambled along the entire beach watching people skip over fiery jump-ropes, limbo under a fiery pole, and dance to their hearts content. There was always a dJ not too far from wherever you were, playing amazing beats. We all ended up at the Rock at the far end of the beach which provided a spectacular view of the crowd, colours, and vibe. We met some guys from Scotland there and chatted for a while. Franki, Ranah, and I all became separated and I didn’t see them for the rest of the night. Surprisingly, the party felt very safe (as long as you didn’t participate in the fire jump-robe), clean, and I didn’t witness any fights break out. Everyone had a smile on their face and was dancing to their own beat. I danced until the bright red sun came up and took a taxi home. I had so much fun, I wish I could make it in time for the next Full Moon Party!

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