Hip-hop fans brave typhoon for Joey Boy concert at Amari

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Rain did not stop hip-hop fans as they flocked to the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower for an appearance from Thailand’s “king of rap.”

Abhisit Opasiamlikit, better known as “Joey Boy,” headlined the hotel’s first concert in more than three months Oct. 5, with general manager Brendan Daly welcoming hundreds of fans to the Amari’s ballroom.

Brendan Daly, GM of Amari Orchid Pattaya (3rd left) gives a bouquet to Joey Boy following the rap & hip-hop star’s Pattaya concert.Brendan Daly, GM of Amari Orchid Pattaya (3rd left) gives a bouquet to Joey Boy following the rap & hip-hop star’s Pattaya concert.

Lingering effects from Typhoon Wutip continued to whip across Pattaya, but soggy fans crammed into the concert hall.  Joey Boy did not disappoint, entertaining for more than 90 minutes with hits like “Hua Lai Tood,” “Yok Mue Kuen and “Rak Ther Mai Mee Mod.”

The rapper also indulged a Korean fan, inviting him on stage to propose to his Thai girlfriend.  Kwanchanok Tangchariyatham couldn’t hold back tears while accepting.

Joey Boy entertains his fans on stage at the Aranda Ballroom, Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya, on Saturday, Oct. 5.Joey Boy entertains his fans on stage at the Aranda Ballroom, Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Inclement weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Joey Boy’s many fans.Inclement weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Joey Boy’s many fans.

Joey Boy (right) applauds the Thai-Korean couple on stage following a successful marriage proposal.Joey Boy (right) applauds the Thai-Korean couple on stage following a successful marriage proposal.