2019 UPDATE: gCircuit is Asia’s #1 gay dance party. Find out what 19 guys who have been to gCircuit think about it.
What is gCircuit?
If you’ve never heard of it before, gCircuit is Asia’s biggest annual gay circuit party. Held over a weekend in April in Bangkok, it coincides with the Thai new year holiday of Songkran. That’s why it’s sometimes referred to simply as Songkran.
In 2019, gCircuit will be held on the weekend of the 12-14th of April. It will be the 13th gCircuit, so you may also see it referred to as Songkran 13.
gCircuit sees thousands of gay men from all over Thailand, Asia and the world partying like crazy. The event hosts a number of different parties, each with their own themes, world class DJs, spectacular shows and amazing lighting.
gCircuit – The Real Deal Reviews Are In….
But first… I have a bit of a confession to make.
Part of the reason why I am writing this article is because I’ve come across gCircuit on my Instagram feed and I like the look of it. I thought I’d reach out to some guys who have been to a gCircuit party to a) get a good idea of whether it’s actually any good and worth going to and b) write an article about it at the same time :-) Two birds, one stone, right?
Sometimes things look great online or on social media, but the truth is very different. So I reached out to guys who have all been to previous gCircuits. I asked them for their honest opinions – both good and bad.
After all, I wanted to get the real deal myself.
19 Guys Share Their Thoughts on gCircuit
I went broad and wide, asking guys from a number of countries – Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and more – about what they loved about gCircuit Songkran, and whether they would go back again.
Check out their responses below.
The production of gCircuit’s party was excellent. The music and the crowd were good too. I’ll definitely be going back. It’s the most fun party of the year!
My favourite memory from gCircuit would be the amazing productions – from the entrance to the Sun Wall, to the tunnel – and the announcements that came on before each show. I loved the stage designs of each hall and how the main hall changed it’s stage design every night.
Of course I’ll be going back! I absolutely love SK , it’s my baby!
My favourite memory was going on an adventure time with my friends when we were walking around meeting new people and discovering the various stages and scenes.
We met a person and called him Dad and got him to look after us. He was around our age, but he had a hat on that said ‘Dad’.
I would definitely go back to gCircuit because it’s the most fun place to be during SK. I have made so many friends from across the world that I want to reconnect with them there.
The number 1 thing about gCircuit would have to be the atmosphere – it is positively electric.
I would definitely go back again. The organisers (Tom and Oui) don’t rest on their laurels. Every gCircuit has been progressively larger in scale with more lavish sets, world renowned DJs and hot dancers.
Many people would also agree that it’s also a great opportunity to catch up with friends from all over the globe.
My favourite thing about gCircuit has to be the music. I am definitely going back next year. I only go two two gay dance parties a year, and this party is my number one!
I love getting to meet and know so many cute guys at the gCircuit event. I would love to go back again as it’s so much fun and such a happy time!
My favourite thing about gCircuit has to be the amazing experience i get from meeting new friends and also the chance to see some familiar faces I have not seen in awhile. Dancing to the music with my gorgeous friends like it’s nobody’s business and making unforgettable memories. I LOVE that feeling!
I would definitely go back again. Me and my boyfriend have been going to the gCircuit party for the past 3 years and we can’t wait to be at the next one. Aside from the friendships we make along the way, we love the production and it’s in one of our favourite cities in the world ~ who wouldn’t want to go?
See you all at the next gCircuit!
I love the people. It’s a gay crowd and a friendly crowd. It’s good to meet gay guys from Asia, especially Thai guys because it feels very safe and gay-friendly here.
I will be back for the White Party in December and I’ll also be back next April for Songkran for sure!
My favourite part of gCircuit is dressing up in a theme together with my friends, and dancing up a storm!
I would do it again because all of my friends from around the world come. I also love making new friends and networking.
The reason why I love gCircuit is because there are so many hot boys attending the party! There’s also an amazing performance, especially at the main opening party. There’s also the world class DJs and unbelievable lighting.
gCircuit takes place during the Thai national holiday of Songkran. The festival is celebrated with the world’s largest water fight. Water fighting along the streets of Bangkok was so much fun!
I’ve been attending gCircuit since SK8. The organisers are always improving the event and making it better and more interesting year after year. I will always support gCircuit and I can’t wait for SK2018!
My favourite part of gCircuit is the pool party because you can really interact with people.
But the night party , wow – I love it all, from the lighting to the dress code and theme. Some people can totally pull it off and they dress to kill. I love it!
I do gCircuit is almost every year. It’s fun, entertaining and the music. It’s also a great place to meet new friends.
The party was so amazing! I saw guys from every country – both Asian and western. Everyone was united and everyone was enjoying it. The music was amazing. I probably enjoyed that the most.
It’s definitely worth going back again. In my country (Indonesia), the gay world is restricted by the government. But in Thailand, I can feel the freedom. I can’t wait to come back.
My favourite part? I live in Perth (Australia) and most of my friends live in Sydney, so I love that we all came together. I was able to hang out with my friends – whether it was lazing by the pool, having dinner or especially attending the parties.
I would absolutely do it again. It was such a happy weekend. I got to hang out with my friends and also got to meet new people from all over the world.
Plus, the themes were fun. Any excuse to get into a costume!
I love the music, themes and venue, but my favourite aspect would have to be the high level of organisation, especially ticket purchase and pickup. Queues were well managed and this translated into a really friendly atmosphere.
I also really liked how there were clearly security and staff present for our wellbeing. At no time did I feel like they were intruding our space to enjoy ourselves. It was good to know they were there if we needed it.
I would definitely go again for the reasons above, but also because it’s a great time to visit Bangkok. Everyone is in really good spirits and the whole city is a great place to be at this time. To have niche parties to enjoy as part of the Songkran festival is especially fun.
gCircuit was a really well managed and fun event.
My #1 favourite thing about gCircuit is that I get to meet and dance with friends, and new friends, from all over the world. At my first gCircuit, I was surprised to learn that the circuiters are not just from Asian counties, but also Australian, North American and European.
I would do it all again. Firstly, because I work as a creative for TestBKK, Bangkok’s largest HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men. Every year, we set up an interactive booth at gCircuit to give out condoms and share sexual information. We also offer free HIV testing to the circuiters.
Work aside, I will certainly come back. It’s a nice change from my regular gay night out on the weekends. The fantastic design and lighting, the shows, the festivity of the circuiters dressing up to the themes of the evening are just a few examples of what makes the gCircuit nights so special.
I’m actually one of the models at the gCircuit party. For me, the party is wonderful with so many great stage shows, models and people from all over the world. Even if I wasn’t working there, I would definitely go again for sure.
I really enjoyed meeting old and new friends during the party. Everyone flies in not only to have fun, but it’s also an opportunity to catch up with one another from all over the world. It’s also a fantastic party with world renowned DJs.
I have been to every gCircuit party since 2011. Haven’t missed a single one! It’s definitely worth the ticket price.
So there you have it. 17 guys sharing their real thoughts and opinions about gCircuit Songkran. I hope you’ve found it useful.
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