Re the disappearing band at an advertised music night, one must ask “why” this would happen if a band had been advertised that was “top drawer” playing on the… Dark Side? Could someone have lied?… to the public… to the band? Were they paid? Did something take off after mooching?
Mooching? What on earth is that? I consulted my well-thumbed Merriam-Webster dictionary and was told that mooching was to ask for and get things from other people without paying for them or doing anything for them. That sounds more like the question above yours and the Thai GF and farang BF. Sorry, but I cannot throw any light on the subject, as I wasn’t there.