Friday, 10 August 2012

 Program for celebrating 2 years 




It has been more then a year since I / we took the trouble of writing and/or reporting here on our weblog, but that's what you get if one really starts to use facebook I am afraid ;-)
BUT the preparation of our 2 years Backstage made us realise that we also have the weblog to announce our  so called BBA's or Backstage Birthday Activities.

August 2010 was the month, now 2 years ago, when we tried out in Soi Yaiyui the basic concept of Backstage.
In September 2010 we introduced ourselfs in the gayscene here in Patong as the first regular cafe/bar outside Paradise Complex for a very long time.

Picture right: Backstage a couple of days before its official start with the Introduction into Patongs Gayscene Party

Though we enjoyed our stay in Soi Yaiyui, in November 2011 we took the drastic descision to change location and to let go of our wish to be outsite Paradise (and its so-called politics) due to announced developments in our street and an opportunity which presented itself same time: the availability of our present location.

Backstage stayed largely the same, only our Karaoke we had to quit. Ironically though shortly after our move we discovered we were elected by the readers of OUT Magazine as their favorite (Gay) Karaoke Bar here in Patong and since then we regular had to dissapoint guests for not having that fascility anymore... BUT instead we tried and keep trying to come up with fresh (?), new ideas, new approaches, etcetera, at least for Paradise Complex here in Patong, were we are now happily located.

September 2012 Backstage will enter its 3d year!
If there will be more years after this 3d one, well, we not know yet... for now that is as much a "?" for us as it might be for you.
BUT it wil not stop us to celebrate the end of our 2d year and the beginning of our 3d year, with enthousiasm and fun!
Maybe during this 3d year we finally manage to get our concept totally right, though we hope never perfect, because perfect makes boring and the last thing we want to become is boring ;-)

One of our customers, and friend told us some time ago that we should not talk about ourselfs as "home away from home", though as true as it might be for many who come to Backstage, he said we were also and way more "The bar that dares to be different.",
We liked the sound of that, so much so that since then we use this statement as our other, second slogan to describe our Backstage.
Same time it also stimulates us to do things differently, to experiment with ideas, and to enter into activities or cooperations not tried before here in Paradise Complex (as far as memory goes that is).
We also discovered we liked the teasing undercurrent of it and as such we hope we make you all happy by trying also to live by it.......
Sometimes even the friend who came up with the idea of our "The bar that dares to be different.", says we are nuts doing certain things!
As long as we believe we do, as long as YOU, our customers believe and show up, we continue.... and are convinced we will become one of Patongs favorite gay hangouts, if we are not there yet already!


Of the bar that dares to be different!

Picture Left: The Orange Cruise 31st of january 2011 in celebration of the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands followed by our 1st big Orange Party, on request we still organise a special (gay)cruise!

RSVP please!
All events are open for all to take part BUT we ask you, if possible in any way please let us know if you intend to come and take part in or more of our events so we can make sure we can make you feel welcome and well taken care off ;-)

Short term announcements.
Via Facebook we will make all our special events specially known as well, and your reaction on Facebook, if you have and use a facebook-account, is much appreciated as well of course!

Later this month we wil announce 2 more special events in September to mark our 2d Anniversay, but sadly(?) we're still busy negotiating these events but hope to be able to announce them soon.

Now, what will be up:

Saturday 11th of August:

4 pm - 10 pm : Mothersday BBQ Pool Party in cooperation with Phuket Gay Homestay in Kathu.

11.30 pm till?: Celebrating Motherday AND Queens Birthday,
                          with special celebrating performances by   Backstage staff!

Sunday 12th of August:


on occasion of Birthday HM the Queen of Thailand & Mothersday

Monday 13th of August:

11 pm - ??: Birthday of Mos, with us since the beginning of Backstage in 2010!

Wensday 15th of August:

6 pm - 11 pm : OPEN BAR NIGHT!

You pay 500 baht and have FREE drinking from our special  Open Bar with local drinks, like beer, vodka, gin, wiskey, rum, softdrinks, etc. from 6 pm till exactly 11 pm!

Saturday 18th of August:

4 pm - 10 pm : Mens only BBQ Pool Party in cooperation with Phuket Gay Homestay in Kathu.

Sunday 25th of August:

6 pm : Due to Provincial Elections we will be closed till .... Monday!

Sunday 26th of August:

CLOSED due to Provincial Elections

Saturday 1st of September:

6 pm : Due to Local Elections for Mayor of Patong we will be closed till .... Monday, BUT

Backstage kicks of the 2d Anniversary Month with:

4 pm - 10(?)pm : Mens Only Election Special BBQ Pool Party in cooperation with Phuket Gay Homestay in Kathu..... On this special night we (organisers and guests) will elect our favorites in, among others: "Coolest Swimwear"&  "BBQ Pool Party  Personality"! 

According to the election law no alcohol restrictions will be in place in Kathu,!

Thursday 11th OR 13th of September:

Backstages Anniversary & Charity Dinner Extravaganza at Royale Nam Tok! 

< Subject to confirmation from Malaysia! >

A Unique Charity Dinner Experience, prepared by 3 (!)  excellent Master Chef Cooks: 
From Malaysia - Chef Zam,  know from television in SE Asia, and cooking (televisionshows, classes, demo's, and just dinners) all over the western world, founder and MD of Silverspoon International College, etcetera.
From Thailand - Nattee Pahramgeaw, Master Chef Cook, former Master Chef Cook of Baan Yan Tree, Laguna, etcetera.
From Belgium, Flanders (same same like Holland BUT different) - Chef Mark, Master Chef Cook who, after having cooked on the highest level for many years succesfully in Antwerp, now cooks in his own restaurant at Royale Nam Tok here in Kathu and is a specialist in the French AND Dutch kitchen.

Backstages Charity Dinner Extravaganza will also know some entertainment ofcourse, which will be made known at a later date!

Limited access only, so reserve or claim your seats at the tables.
Price: wil be made known latest 1st of September (if all goes well that is!)

The proceeds will be donated to HIV/Aids Charity here in Phuket, the community in which we live! (Proceeds = income minus our basic costs, not included: wages, travelexpenses, hotel, location, etc for our 3 cooks, which will be covered by Backstage or will/are donated by sponsors. More exspenses can get excluded if we manage to find sponsors for those, in which case we will be proud to announce that ALL proceeds can go to Charity!

Wensdays 5th + 12th + 19th +  26th of September:  


6 pm - 11 pm 
You pay 500 baht and have FREE drinking from our special  Open Bar with local drinks, like beer, vodka, gin, wiskey, rum, softdrinks, etc. from 6 pm till exactly 11 pm!

Picture right: Our first experimental Open Bar Night early July 2012, which was an outright succes, at leats for us ;-)

Saturdays 8th + 15th + 22th + 29th of September:


4 pm - 10 pm : MENS ONLY BBQ POOL PARTY  in cooperation with Phuket Gay Homestay in Kathu. 

ONE of these 4 Saturdays we will make a Special and will offer a Gay Night Out in Phuket Town after the Pool Party

Thursday 27th of September:

Backstage 2d Birthday Celebration !

Details will be made known before (!) mid September ;-) !
Picture above: Orange Party january 2012...and we know how to make a real Party AND have the customers/friends join in with enthousiasm .... here they wait in anticipatioon on the first of 4 shows that night! ;-)