Monthly Archives: October 2007

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Thailand gig raises a million

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Thailand animal welfare charity PAWS, whose recent annual fundraiser in Phuket was headlined by The Lightyears, have announced that this year’s event raised a record THB 1 million. Plans are already afoot for the band to return to Thailand in 2008. Watch this space for updates…!

A Truly Legendary Breakfast

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Saturday 13 October, 9.30pm (PAWS Party, Laguna Hotel, Thailand): Tonight’s show is the biggest gig of the tour – a headline slot at the annual fundraiser for local charity PAWS (Phuket Animal Welfare Society). There are around 300 people in the crowd this evening and they’re all up for a

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400 ladyboys… and us.

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Thursday 11 October, 4.15am (McDonalds Restaurant, Patong, Thailand): We are sitting in McDonalds. Eating burgers. In Thailand. “Tourists!” I hear you cry. But allow me to explain how we got here. We played a gig tonight at The Green Man in Muang. Word had obviously spread since we announced the

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There's no excuse for Celine Dion

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Tuesday 9 October, 9.15pm (Bang-Mud Restaurant, Phuket, Thailand): The food in this country is stunning. Words don’t adequately describe it, to be honest, but… well… let’s just say that it’s putting “Ladies Eat Free” night at Abra-kebabra into serious perspective. Tony just ordered a groupa fish for his dinner, and shortly afterwards

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The Ultimate Paradise

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Sunday 7 October, 6pm (Poolside, Phuket, Thailand): I am reclining on a sun lounger beside a lagoon-like pool, flanked by coconut trees and rich, exotic vegetation, watching the early evening sun set exquisitely over the Bay Of Bengal. It is nearing the close of our first day here and it

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