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I was shocked by how blasé everyone was about it." While Lisa had a seemingly lucky escape, she'd glimpsed a much darker underbelly of the ever-growing Full Moon Parties.
Held once a month at Haad Rin beach on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, they attract up to 30,000 young travellers.
Then they'll pretend they're helping them out when really they're picking their pockets.
Andrew recalls watching from the sidelines of one party: "I saw what looked like organised Thai gangs who openly stood around surveying the revellers, working out who looked most vulnerable." Within 20 minutes of swallowing a spiked bucket, victims may experience a 'high', then weaken or become unconscious.
He attended numerous Full Moon Parties for research and was given permission to trail the British Honorary Consul.
"The morning after one of the parties, the phone rang off the hook at the British Consulate," he recalls.
That's when my memory and my night ended." Lisa woke up the next morning in her hotel room with no memory of what had happened, but feeling like she had the worst hangover of her life. Luckily, my friend Steph was anxiously watching over me.
The murders of British travellers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, after a beach party in Thailand has shocked the world.
The country's Full Moon Parties are legendary - but can hold hidden dangers.
Over four months in 2012 alone, there were, according to official figures, one stabbing, three rapes and a shooting involving British tourists at Full Moon Parties.
When Cosmo investigated, it became clear that these figures weren't conveying the true picture.
People were jumping through hoops of fire, dancing on the sand, and the palm-fringed beach was an idyllic backdrop.