Polaroid 11, Bangkok punks

#apolaroidaday 11, punk concert, 2009 Bangkok


Photographed during a punk concert in Bangkok in 2009 Ⓒ Cedric Arnold

The Oh Sees in Bangkok

San Francisco based Garage, Psychedelia, and Punk outfit ‘Thee Oh Sees’ rocked Bangkok last night, with a raw, in-your-face performance that caused mass hysteria at the small venue, Cosmic Café…

Causing chaos, Thee Oh Sees singer John Dwyer – © Cedric Arnold

I’ve been based in Bangkok for over a decade and when in town, I’ve always attended pretty much every performance by any semi-decent act visiting our quality-music-starved city. Last night was one of the best performances I have seen in a very long time, anywhere.

I saw friends who usually stand stationary, arms crossed and with a discreet rhythmical leg movement throughout most gigs, crowd surf & stage dive on repeat, lost in their own world with huge grins across their faces…

Thee Oh Sees guitarist Petey Dammit! – © Cedric Arnold