Hard Rock staff gather for a celebratory photo.
Staff and fans of Pattaya’s Hard Rock Cafe celebrated the outlet’s ninth anniversary with a hamburger-shaped cake and rock & roll.
Manager Matt Carlry emceed the Oct. 15 celebration, which saw staff members dress up as actors and other celebrities. After Carlry offered a champagne toast, Thai bands Centric and Paradox rocked the crowd.
The Hard Rock Pattaya opened in 2001 and is now one of more than 100 branches in 53 countries around the world. While far from the London hole in the wall where Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend hung their guitars on the wall, sparking the creation of a cultural icon, the Pattaya branch still draws rock music fans and performers like a magnet.
Like other locations, the Pattaya branch features some of the 70,000 musical instruments, clothing, vehicles and handwritten lyrics donated by musicians over the years.
Manager Matt Carlry leads the cake cutting celebrating Hard Rock Pattaya’s 9th anniversary.
Hard Rock staff members perform a celebration dance.