Wednesday the 28th was the Full Moon Party. Our second visit but it was looking like it was going to be a good one. With the evening's events ahead we decided to have a much deserved few more hours sleep, as we have been traveling ever so hard. We eventually scrambled out of the huts to fill our lungs with fresh air, as the heat from the sun was beating down on our roof, which had obviously cooked all the air inside. Once again brunch was the first thing on our minds. Once we a feeding fit for a king, it was time to think about the events which were to follow. It's a well know fact that a night like tonight can go either way, if you plan for a night down to the finest detail then a lot of it will fall apart, on the other hand you can plan nothing and you will notably have one of the best nights to remember.
After brunch we decided to pretty much do nothing apart from lay on the beach, first time in Koh-Phangan may I add! A few hours there soaking up the sun and then I started becoming incredibly paranoid about the location of which I had chosen to lay my towel, Right under a Coconut tree! "More people die from falling coconuts than they do from shark attacks", so Lilly keeps on telling me. But I'm not about to tempt fate so I moved.
Buckets of booze! Now this is something that seems to be all over South East Asia. Imagine a standard bucket from a children's bucket and spade kit, take the bucket, add ice, half a liter of spirits, 2 bottles of Red Bull (which is like syrup here and twice the strength) or M150 (like red bull but it supposedly has amphetamine in it), mix them all together for a evening that will take you through to sunrise. We on the other hand thought against this idea, so we brought our own bottle of whisky, bottle of coke, and sprite also a few bottles of red bull enough for the four of us. We made our own buckets to our own strength and for the fraction of the price.
There was a theme that night, we to had to wear something checkered. I went for the shirt option, Izzy Row and Lil had brought matching checkered shorts, they also wore full moon tops, which on the backs of them they wrote slogans such as, "I love my daddy's master-card", and "2 kool 4 skool, Gap yah". It wouldn't be a full moon party without the UV body decorations. UV paint got everywhere over everyone's faces, clothes, rooms, etc. Rory a friend that Izzy and Row had met in India was on the island so he came to join us for the night, Rory was a down to earth Aussie and a funny guy!
We got onto the beach at around 11:30. The whole beach came alive with sound systems lining the beach front, with every bar housing a different system playing out different genres of music. We had drum and bass, techno, Pop, R&B, Garage. The Official and original music for "Full Moon Parties" is phsycadelic trance. We made our way round almost all of the different areas that night.
Even though there were toilets in every bar and public toilets near the beach, people were still too lazy to walk to them, it was a case of why use the toilet when I can use the ocean. This was also the case for people who couldn't wait to get back to their room with someone special (or someone easy).
We danced and drank and had an amazing time. We had many special and funny moments during the night, and the photos tell the story better than we do. Funniest moment of the night goes to Izzy in the bins. She was a little drunk and on the way to the toilet had a stumble into a pile of full bin bags, which started an avalanche of bin bags falling on top of her. This is also the winning photo of the evening, as all you can see is her flip flops and her hair sticking out. We got back at 4:00am and got "The Double Double Burger" from Same Same Burger bar (as Garath keeps getting told he's looking skinny, lol) It was amazing!
A big thank you to Row and Izzy and Rory for making it a memorable evening.