A reader posts:
Oh, and speaking of the Jazz Fest, near as I can tell by visiting both venues last night, in spite of the claims that it’s going to be the best yet (new management, Hua Hin 100 year celebration and all), it appears to be the worst in the 7 or so years it’s been held. They’ve brought back the ‘boxer park’ (Pone Kingpetch?) venue but there’s no beer garden with tables / chairs. It’s SRO. And the usual beer garden with large video on the beach road next to Sofitel is no longer. The Heineken and cigarette girls are still pretty but I was nevertheless forced to a stool at Billy’s Bar!
Well, FBF doesn’t do jazz, or festivals, or places where he has to walk too far, so he can’t attest that any of the above is true but a stool at Billy’s doesn’t sound bad at all.