The annual Yasothon Rocket Festival is on the weekend of 11-12 May. The Bikers make it their night for a party and last year about 150 bikes were there. The town really “goes off” if you’ll pardon the pun and the main street is closed and has about 2km of wall to wall stages and loudspeakers set up trying to outblast each other. The brave public walk down the middle and have alternate ears impacted by the vibrations. The bikes also do a lap of honour down the main street getting drowned out by the boom boxes. The climax of the event – apart from the party - is the setting off of the Grandaddy of all rockets to blast into the stratosphere endangering any orbiting satellites – look out Optus B3. The Bangkok Post wrote up a warning last week from the Aviation Dept warning all aircraft in the area operating below 10 000 ft to beware the Rockets. Last years Grandaddy went horizontal for about 2km and caused mayhem before destroying somebody’s garage proving that the most endangered ones are those lighting the fuse. A bunch of bikes and scooters from Sisaket will be going over.