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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    The one that started it all...

    Adverts for the original Twilight Bar from the 1989 issues of My Way magazine. The main advert and two following pictures are from the third issue of My Way from 1989.The other pictures are from the adverts that appeared in the two earlier editions for 1989, which are, essentially, similar.

    With Twilight having been founded circa 1966, 1989 would be almost exactly half-way through its existence under that name c.1966 - 2004.


    Twilight MW3.jpg
    Twilight MW3 a.jpg
    Twilight MW3 b.jpg
    Twilight MW3 c.jpg

    The following ones are from the two earlier issues:
    Twilight MW2 a.jpg
    Twilight MW2 b.jpg
    Twilight MW1 b.jpg
    Twilight MW1 a.jpg

    Anyone keen on viewing the actual magazines can access them through the link to the rainbow archive that Colmx posted earlier in this thread.
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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Thank you ....and I bet they actually danced in those days! Sic transit gloria.

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    Jesus when you look at those lovely guys compared to some of the guys we're presented with now.......really does show you how things are changed and not for the better :-(

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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Agreed. That lot look superb compared with the fat scruffy tattoo covered types seen at certain bars in recent years.
    However there is still some quality to be found in select places. Fresh Boys and Winner Boys, for instance, before covid intervened. Also, there are a small number of the apps. Often from Cambodia of Laos.

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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by Nirish guy View Post
    Jesus when you look at those lovely guys compared to some of the guys we're presented with now.......really does show you how things are changed and not for the better :-(
    I'm assuming the photos are showing more twink type guys who are thinner and less tatoos than their modern counterparts?

    I blame McDonalds and KFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdnmatt View Post
    I'm assuming the photos are showing more twink type guys who are thinner and less tatoos than their modern counterparts? I blame McDonalds and KFC.
    You are correct about the twink part etc - the difference being in the pics above out of nice guys pictured I'd happily take any one ( or more) of the nine without question, whereas lately in a go go bar if there were nice guys I'd be lucky to be ABLE to pick one or maybe two from the bunch - and yes KFC and to much beer and whiskey has a lot to do with that - and I KNOW that works two ways of course, but when the boys start paying ME then I'll start thinking about how they'd like me to look perhaps, but until then my requirements win.

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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnmatt View Post
    I'm assuming the photos are showing more twink type guys who are thinner and less tatoos than their modern counterparts?

    I blame McDonalds and KFC.
    Those types were the norm at the time. Guys next door types. Who had heard of body building then?! Tattoos were really unusual at that time.

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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    OMG, is forgotten what it was like to see so many guys bunched together and not a single tatoo in sight. No fem-types, either.

    Mind you, they do look rather young compared to the guys in the bars these days. But they are all very attractive. Maybe in those days there were a lot more guys willing to work in the bars and the managers could be more selective when deciding who to hire.

    Many are probably happily married with kids now.
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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Slim, cute, no tattoos, no facial hair and small underwear.
    I'd off any of them, subject to ID card checks.

    Now whilst bars like Winner Boys and Fresh Boys have a good quality selection, other bars can have no one fit to off.
    All is not lost though. If we pick bars carefully (when open), or are selective on the phone apps, guys comparable to those in the photos can still be found. Just not so many in one place.

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    Re: History of Soi Twilight

    Remember that in 1989 sixteen was the minimum age for working in a bar. It was changed to eighteen soon after my first visit, in the late 90s.

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