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Post by parrot » January 7, 2014, 1:55 pm

You can read the poster two different ways:

1) I want to see the Largest Thai Dance, vying for the Guinness Record Books

or

2) I want to avoid the area where the Largest Thai Dance will be vying for the record books.

In either case, the dance is scheduled to take place on 15 January, time yet to be determined (probably morning), at the statue circle......to commemorate the 121st anniversary of the founding of Udon by Prince Prachak.

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Post by JimboPSM » January 7, 2014, 2:48 pm

So it's not about some rather obese Thai people dancing then #-o
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Post by stattointhailand » January 7, 2014, 6:47 pm

I think it's a variation on the "chicken" dance ......
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Thousands of young sheep going round and round the roundabout .......... think it's called More lamb :-k


I assume it's a "kids" thing, so are they all off school that day?

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Post by 747man » January 7, 2014, 7:30 pm

stattointhailand wrote:I think it's a variation on the "chicken" dance ......
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Thousands of young sheep going round and round the roundabout .......... think it's called More lamb :-k


I assume it's a "kids" thing, so are they all off school that day?
Statts..." More Lamb " Luv it...... =D> =D> :lol:

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Post by Frankie 1 » January 8, 2014, 12:53 pm

This well known official ceremony and traditional dance, in honour of Prince Prachak, takes place in the morning of 18 January every year. (not on the 15th).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfjD4NdkwNg

There are several videos of this dance on YouTube (filmed in previous years):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIh-JzdhCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBRl4UGi4Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XfOSxU2o9A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEH_6xfTv8Q

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Post by stattointhailand » January 8, 2014, 1:09 pm

Thank's Frankie, that's makes more sense to have it on a non schoolday :lol:

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Post by parrot » January 14, 2014, 3:24 pm

A belated thanks, Frankie, for pointing out my error on the date.

The city has issued an advisory about closing Tahan Rd in preparation for the ceremony:
The sign says:
One lane of Tahan Rd will be closed on the 14th and the 17th of January between 10PM and 5 AM

and

Tahan Rd will be closed on the 15th between 6AM and 12PM (noon) and again on 17 January between 1AM and 1PM (I take that to mean the entire road)

In order to prepare for the city's 121st anniversary festival.



On the 18th, there are ceremonies planned in the morning and again late afternoon around the statue. I would expect extremely heavy traffic in the vicinity of the statue circle all day on the 18th....including most all of Srisuk and Phosri. Plan ahead!!
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Post by parrot » January 14, 2014, 4:35 pm

A Thai friend of mine who's involved with some of the anniversary celebrations says there will be a big fireworks show on 18 Jan, evening, at Nongprajak. If I come across the actual time, I'll pass it on. Given the grand level of celebration this year, I'd expect the show to be a good one.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 14, 2014, 10:09 pm

Dao has just informed me that her and all her sisters n nieces are gonna be doing the mega dance ... even been practicing tonight ... and from what ive seen it will be something to behold NOT ..... John Travolta n Olivia Newtron Bomb would turn in their graves calling this dancing ...its more like a swinging walk with added arm waving .

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Post by socksy » January 15, 2014, 6:59 am

Is there a set time for anything to start on time here?
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Post by papaguido » January 15, 2014, 8:42 am

parrot wrote:A belated thanks, Frankie, for pointing out my error on the date.

The city has issued an advisory about closing Tahan Rd in preparation for the ceremony:
The sign says:
One lane of Tahan Rd will be closed on the 14th and the 17th of January between 10PM and 5 AM

and

Tahan Rd will be closed on the 15th between 6AM and 12PM (noon) and again on 17 January between 1AM and 1PM (I take that to mean the entire road)

In order to prepare for the city's 121st anniversary festival.



On the 18th, there are ceremonies planned in the morning and again late afternoon around the statue. I would expect extremely heavy traffic in the vicinity of the statue circle all day on the 18th....including most all of Srisuk and Phosri. Plan ahead!!
I dropped my wife off this morning about 7:45 and it's already a cluster ----. I would avoid the entire area, including the practice days. As of last night, they are 5000 plus registered participants.

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Post by trubrit » January 15, 2014, 8:58 am

Full dress rehearsal today and Friday before the main event on Saturday 18th. Three days to avoid the statue area .
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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 15, 2014, 9:48 am

trubrit wrote:Full dress rehearsal today and Friday before the main event on Saturday 18th. Three days to avoid the statue area .
Thats correct TB ... saw Daos posh frock and she confirmed that rehearsals were Friday ,,,, too tired to go today as well . a THOUGHT CROSSED MY MIND ..... will rehearsing actually do any good as from what i saw Papas "cluster ----" assessment seemed pretty dam accurate .

Im sure all will go well and the ladies will get their place in the Guinness book of world records .

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Post by socksy » January 15, 2014, 12:06 pm

Same old sh*te dancing display - different year
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Post by trubrit » January 15, 2014, 7:30 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:. .

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Im sure all will go well and the ladies will get their place in the Guinness book of world records .

DM
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Post by stattointhailand » January 15, 2014, 7:54 pm

Anyone know who holds the record for having the most certificates issued for one event? :-k

Perhaps if they don't get enough dancers, they could choreograph the arm waving, give them all flags (plenty of them in Udon) and claim the record for the most semaphore signals done at the same time :-"

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Post by papaguido » January 16, 2014, 10:10 am

The number of participants required for the record is 5,121 and are registered and requires verification by Guinness. They're anticipating 10,000 or more participants (registered & non-registered). The record breaking dancers (registered) will form on Tahon rd from the traffic circle back past the University entrance. Sirsuk and other soi's from the traffic circle are for non-registered participants.

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Post by bumper » January 16, 2014, 10:51 am

The 18Th is also the day of the scheduled bike ride, so it may get real busy in that area.
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Post by wokkawombat » January 16, 2014, 12:36 pm

I saw some of the rehearsal yesterday, it looked good.

While it was interesting for 5 mins as a resident of Soi Jintakam I would much prefer it to be held at Nong Prajak or somewhere else a long way from me.
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Post by bumper » January 16, 2014, 4:12 pm

If that is part of the drill for bikes, may see some overheating problems.
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