My wife and I had a great time at the Chiang Khong Music Festival. It was a little weekend break for us and my wife's birthday. We watched all of the Midnight Ramblers and the Chiang Mai Blues Band and friends. Great to see some top quality music played live by excellent musicians. Both these bands really nailed it. You could see they were all enjoying themselves too. The acoustics were great. Unlike a club, being open air and next to the river, the sound was very clear.
We "helped out" at the bar, on the up stairs terrace, where they were making super marguiritas. In fact we propped the bar up to the end of the night and helped them pack it all up, as they were giving us a lift back to the hotel.
We stayed in a discounted river view room at the Teak Garden. Have to say, I thought it was an excellent hotel, very nicely designed for a block.
The multi-colour lighting in the pool is nice and the room was super comfortable with top quality bathroom fittings, great bed and thick mattress. We had dinner on the open terrace before the gig and that was pretty good. We also used the round hot tub on the private room balcony, in the cool morning, watching the sun rise over the misty Khong river. Super.
Thank you very much to David, for organising this great event. We'll be going next year as well, for sure.
Perhaps if there had been more promotion around Chiang Khong, there would have been more people there. Banners and signs down the main road would help. Promotion around the bike clubs should get more riders visiting too.
Great event for the area. I'm sure it is something that can grow into a popular annual festival. Cool music in the Cool air by the Khong.
Thanks Dave and the Chiang Khong locals who organised the event. First one is the hardest guys and myself and Mon enjoyed the night so lets do it again next year. The music built nicely through the night up to the CM blues and guests who put on a great finale. Top spot with good people so congrats to all. Brian and Mon