Thailand + Fireworks = Danger
Last Saturday, we headed off to Thailand to film a new clip for "Burn Your Name".
These shots are mostly on or around the Saphan Nawarat bridge in Chiang Mai. We had our own lantern release area, and about 30 volunteers to help set them up and set them off with us!
It was all part of the Loy Kratong festival, or Yi Peng that happens annually across Thailand. It is said that as you release a lantern or a raft you say a silent prayer, ask for forgiveness, make a wish or chase a dream...
This is punctuated by the craziest fireworks display ever...pretty much EVERYONE buys fireworks from the stalls on the side of the bridge/roads, and sets them off....continually....without a break. It is insane. JC and I even managed to burn a hole in our manager's shirt with misplaced fireworks!
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Lauren (28 January 2011 20:11:46)
looks like you guys had an awesome time. i have set one of those lantern things off when i was in Thailand once. it is such an magical experience.
chas (22 December 2009 11:35:52)
i love u guys
MARGARET (06 November 2009 19:54:50)
HI THERE, WHAT AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE...I WAS IN CHIANG MAI,BACK IN 1979..I STAYED IN A GUEST HOUSE..WE HAD TO WALK OVER THE BRIDGE TO MAKE IT INTO TOWN TO THE MARKETS ETC..WONDERFULL MEMORIES..NOW YOU HAVE MADE IT AWESOME..THANK YOU..LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CLIP...GLAD YOU ARE BACK SAFE AND SOUND...
Cathy (06 November 2009 19:49:35)
Wow those are big lanterns. We paticipated in a Loi Kratong festival on Koh Samuii about 10 years ago and the offerings were little candles floating on bananna leaves with flowers and rice.Interesting how different they were to yours.
Ben Griffiths-Caporella (06 November 2009 19:20:56)
Hi guys, have been a fan since, well 'Pick You Up'. I play music myself, Bassist. A bit of inspiration I think, Cheers for that. anyway im fairly new to QLD, I hope your new album tops previous albums, and I wish you all the best with the new film clip. I'm gettin along to the Q150, so it'll be great to see ya's there. Cheers boys keep up the good work. Love those lights by the way!!!!
Brenden (06 November 2009 12:12:09)
Can't wait to see the clip guys!
nathan jarman (06 November 2009 10:53:19)
OH how very romantic . cool shots