Then to Patong Beach. Umbrellas are coming back, but still no beach chairs allowed, this is partially circumvented by making piles of sand to be used as beach chairs:
At night go to Paradise Complex. A first walk-around around 21:00 shows low numbers of boys and customers, and I wonder if I should rather go to bed, but stay on for research.
I recognize one boy from Bangkok (had foot massage with him in preparation for more, but then he disappeared). Heavily tattooed and several mooks (from pictures and porn, I haven’t seen myself). Music, temperature, light ok, but rotation too slow. It took about one hour until I had seen all boys on stage. Ask mamasan for prices: off fee 500, short time 1500, long time 2000. I’m sure there is room for negotiation, I didn’t tell mamasan that I have spent a lot of time in Thailand, but as this is my first visit to Phuket bars I might have appeared to be a newbie.