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    Manchester Thai Festival 2017




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    Was going to go or thought about it for a second but going to the Nantwich food festival instead as on same days and guaranteed a good day.

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    Do Nantwich on the Saturday and Manchester on the Sunday?

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    Would be interested in seeing the ladyboys.

    Any chance of linking a nice Thai girl there?

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    It'll be ok for those desperately missing Thailand and who have no connection to the region, but the food will mostly be pretty average, as has been the norm when I've eaten in all but a handful of restaurant when I'm back in Manc.

    You're better off staying at home with your missus and having her cook for you from the supermarkets in Chinatown.

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    Is Pat flying in to dj the gig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Is Pat flying in to dj the gig?
    He'll be mixing up a storming set for all those middle aged Thai single women desperately seeking a new British connection

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    these thai "festivals" that are held in the uk are about as thai as a bolton boozer.

    usually held on the coldest day of the summer in rainswept sodden suburban parks, they consist of a bouncy castle, some pointy hatted and shivering thai dancers, a troupe of shirt lifting ladyboy entertainers and a dozen or so flimsy booths where expat thai women in overcoats sell overpriced som tam and pad thai to multicultural loving lefties in a desperate attempt to create the atmosphere of an authentic thai street, meanwhile their henpecked falang husbands are confined to the area behind the stalls where they wash up, sneak a shifty fag and obey all orders barked at them by their womenfolk.

    leering local chavs always turn up and can be overheard muttering and sniggering about massage parlours, happy endings and blow jobs whilst orange garbed monks of dubious authenticity in socks and sandals wander about shaking the bucket for donations.

    as the poster above said, these events are best avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Do Nantwich on the Saturday and Manchester on the Sunday?
    To be honest not even tempted, food and drink plus music from all over the world at the yearly Nantwich food festival including Thai. Plus a few celebrity chefs there if that's your go and it's only a 5 minute drive or 10 taxi ride so I can get shitfaced if the misses doesn't fancy driving. If you fancy Nantwich let me know as I will definitely be going either Sat or Sun or possibly both, probably get a taxi Saturday then drive over Sunday for some shopping.
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    Fair enough, will see how we are fixed for Saturday.
    Was hoping you, I and tax could get on the piss to DJpat

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    Looking like a big weekend turn out if the weather holds out.

    1000+ going on the FB page.

    Shall post a few pics here..

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    Unfortunately, 'Roo' decided on a som tam too many and was arrested in Wilmslow. When asked about the errant ways of his former captain, Jose Mourinho said 'tuk tuk tuk'.


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    Thanks for the lottery numbers bottom left corner of the second poster.

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    Funny day out with an on stage version of the show "I'm a celebrity get me out of here".
    four Brits on stage eating fried maggots, pigs blood, bull frog parts and washed down with a pint of salty frogspawn. Sure the videos are out there some where on you tube.

    Here's a few pics of the cold rainy day in Manchester, a stark contrast to the heatwave yesterday...



    Durian stir fried ice cream anyone?





    Plenty of Thai food stalls,fun fair,Thai boxing ring, Singha bar and Thai airways stall raffling off a free flight to Bangkok.



    British Summer



    Back stage pass to the Ladyboys tent anyone?


    They were truly horrendous.





    Well organised event and everyone enjoyed it..



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    exactly as i described it !

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    Think I made the right choice in choosing the Nantwich food festival. Were actually 3 Thai food stalls this year compared to 1 last year aswell.

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    It's been a good few years since i attended one.
    Was a laugh, shame about the weather.
    They sold all the food of cheap at the end of the day.
    Dozens of pissed up middle aged Thai women dancing in front of the stage at the end.

    Can you predict next weeks lotto numbers Tax

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    tawentee fai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    usually held on the coldest day of the summer in rainswept sodden suburban parks, they consist of a bouncy castle, some pointy hatted and shivering thai dancers




    When I asked her for the photo she was willing to take off the blanket but I told her no, keep it. It is just too cold. That got me this smile.
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    Good to see traditional Thai dancers working. The shows I have seen in Thailand were very elegant.
    Recently enjoyed some traditional Balinese dancing at a party in Semenyak Square, Bali. Again, very elegant and well proportioned tasty dancers with captivating smiles.

    You seem to have made the most of it despite the weather Chitty.
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    God that looks depressing. Shitty weather, northerners, and some bullshit fantasy version of Thailand made reality by 7/11 staff and farm labourers who find themselves 6000 miles away from home. What a fucking horror.

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    The Thai-Scottish Association or in other words the pattaya bar girl-monger association used to have one every year in Edinburgh. In fact they probably still do. It was always a chance for all the now respectable Issan princesses to brag to each other about how rich their husbands were and show their gold off. In reality the rich husbands were poor sods being forced to send most of their hard earned wage across the water every month. Like the Manchester edition it was a depressing affair.

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    I find that newbie husbands attend these Thai festivals as its new and different, but old timers such as I drop the Wife off and pick her up when she's ready to leave.
    Anyway it's for Buddah, money raised goes to the local temples coffers. Good cause, so you just learn to shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    I find that newbie husbands attend these Thai festivals as its new and different, but old timers such as I drop the Wife off and pick her up when she's ready to leave.
    Anyway it's for Buddah, money raised goes to the local temples coffers. Good cause, so you just learn to shut up.
    I awyays used to enjoy the lies the newbie husbands used to tell each other about how they met their darlings. Everything from ''she worked in a 7 11'' to ''she checked me in at the airport'' I even once heard that ''she was the maintenance woman in my hotel and she fixed my air con''.....the word bar is never mentioned

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    Looks a highly depressing day.

    Thailand is no longer a far flung mystique filled sunny paradise, thanks to the internet.

    Were Thai airways in attendance flogging discounted tickets?

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