Remember the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project I wrote about a couple of weeks ago? Well, just to jog your memory, the nightlife project, spearheaded by Smirnoff, aims to help people discover and celebrate nightlife from around the world.. (thank youuu Smirnoff!)
14 global cities are participating in this project including Beirut, Miami, Bangkok, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Capetown, Warsaw, Berlin, London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Dublin, and Bangalore…Each city will be paired with another, and on November 27, a nightlife exchange will take place..when each of the participating cities will exchange (via virtual crates) the best of their local nightlife with their partner city! Sounds like a partaaaaay, doesn’t it?
Last week, Smirnoff revealed the pairings of each city..and guess who Beirut got paired up with?!?! (No.. not Miami like I had predicted, which is probably for the best, as believe it or not, Miami and Beirut nightlife are very similar..)
:::::::::::::Drummmmmroollllll::::::::::::::::..Beirut got paired up with BANGKOK!! That’s righttttt! This is going to be amazing..!
I went to Bangkok and Phuket in March of 2008 with 30 of my friends from University..and needless to say, we had THE TIME OF OUR LIVEEEESSSSS! I remember coming back to Miami exhausted after 10 days of non-stop action in Thailand…My friends and I still reminisce about all of the crazy things we did that spring break..it definitely was one to remember. Imagine arriving to a nightclub in a “tuk tuk” or auto rickshaw. Insane! I think I have a picture of it somewhere..yep, here we are!
..and here are some other friends on their first Tuk Tuk ride..
I wonder if they will ship some TUK TUK’s over from Thailand..that would be cool..wonder how the Beirutis will respond to that one.. :)
Thailand is a country equally as packed with opportunities for cultural/spiritual excursions as for nightlife and entertainment.. And the Thais? Easily some of the friendliest people I have ever met..They’re famous the world over for their smile..
Anyway..back to the Nightlife Exchange Party..
According to a press release about the event,
“Fans can expect to sample a taste of Thailand’s world famous “Full Moon Party” that is certain to be full of surprises that will keep the party going until the early morning. The evening will include some jaw dropping performances by fire artists, who will dazzle the crowd with their skillful fire play, to create the most extraordinary evening.
Straight from Thailand, the talented DJ “Boy Backyard” will spin progressive, break-beat, and electronic tunes, right out of headlining the Pattaya Music Festival, the biggest such festival in Thailand.
As part of the entire exchange, Kenji, the worldwide Global Smirnoff Ambassador has developed a local version of the Smirnoff Moscow Mule adapted to each country. People in Thailand will get to taste the “Ater” (sugar syrup) infused Mule, inspired by Beirut’s local flavour, while partiers in Beirut will get a taste of lemongrass in their drink.”
Lemongrass Smirnoff Cocktails, a Thai DJ, Thai performers, and Thai food? I’m sooo there.
Where will the party be held? For now, that’s a secret..but as soon as I know, you will know.
So until then, I’ll leave you with a few more photos from my trip to Thailand..Enjoyyy and see you on November 27th! (You will likely find me parked next to the Pad Thai station at the beginning of the night, a girl’s gotta eat!) ;) Oh, and btw, Sawadeka is Thai for Hello!