gCircuit is Thailand’s (in fact, Asia’s) largest gay dance party. Here, 9 guys share their real thoughts about gCircuit with you.
What is gCircuit?
If you’ve never heard of it before, gCircuit is held in Bangkok and it’s Asia’s biggest annual gay circuit party. Held over a weekend in April, it coincides with the Thai new year holiday of Songkran.
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: Real deal reviews
OK, 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 either the 2017 or 2016 gCircuits. I asked them for their honest opinions – both good and bad. After all, I wanted to get the real deal myself.
Below you’ll find their thoughts about gCircuit, as well as links to their Instagram profiles if you’d like to follow them on there. (Comments have been slightly edited for spelling, grammar and clarity).
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.
There are literally hundreds upon hundred of photos on the gCircuit Facebook page (link below) of the 2017 event. It really looked like everyone had such a great time. Here are just a few highlights for you to have a look at!
gCircuit Opening Party
gCircuit Aqua Bear Pool Party
gCircuit Superpower Party
gCircuit Closing Party
So there you have it. Eight guys giving you the real deal about gCircuit. I hope you’ve found it useful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let me know on Instagram!