Trash The Party with Trasher in Bangkok
Trasher isn’t a specific bar or event, it’s a group of party enthusiasts, headed by Tichakorn ‘Jojo’ Phukhaotong and Saroj ‘Ark’ Kunatanad, who host different events around Bangkok and have become famous for their parody pop videos. So famous even Katy Perry and Perez Hilton have shared their videos. The events are great fun, filled with trendy pop music, glitter and sparkle attended by people from all walks of life.
Perhaps what encourages such a diverse crowd is the lack of judgement— Trasher encourages guests to be themselves and to wear whatever they want, which especially allows female and LGBT+ party-goers to feel safe and comfortable. It’s unpretentious and that’s how a party should be.
Their first event attracted about 50 people, and today Trasher has grown to become one of the city’s favourite party organisers, attracting more than 1,000 people a night. In the beginning, its popularity escalated from word of mouth, but what truly put Trasher, Bangkok on the map was the arrival of social media.
Tichakorn and Saroj took on the challenge of making parody videos to promote their parties. Their Youtube version on Rihanna’s chart-topping We found Love went viral globally. The Trasher videos depict quintessentially Thai humour, but they are universally amusing. “In our videos, we have transsexuals and plus-sized women, and other misfits, says Saroj, “Many of our viewers can relate to these characters, and that makes them appreciate our videos even more.”
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