|Good night see you in the morning|
We took a stroll that evening along the Mekong road, thinking about finding a nice bar for a well earned cold Beer Lao. Our attention was drawn to the window of a night club, the bass player in a band was smiling broadly and beckoning for us to come inside. We looked at each other and thought “why not”. This turned out to be a good decision on many levels.
Lao Cabaret Show
We found a table and ordered some drinks. Rather than a DJ playing dance music, we were entertained by a modern cabaret show. It featured a number of local singers who did renditions of some western pop songs, but mostly Lao pop music. They put on a really good show and gave it their all. One young guy exploded onto the stage with such energy and vigour he had everyone cheering. A look around the mostly Lao crowd also confirmed he was very, very popular with the young ladies. The Lao Justin Beebar?
There was also the Lao version of Tina Turner, Diana Ross and many more, great costumes, lyrics we could not understand, but still a lot of fun. The place was packed.
Do you speak Lao?
Two young Lao ladies asked if they could join us at our table as we had two of the very few spare seats remaining in the place. They were dressed in traditional Lao costumes and looked so elegant.
A Day on the Town
|with Khaek on our day tour|
Fast forward to 2019
|With Tonoi on our day tour|