If there was some link between the holding of Phuket Pride's finale and predictions of the end of the world as Phuket knows it, then those taking part in the big Patong parade were intent on partying to the very end.
Throngs of tourists enjoyed the folks on the floats, much as people now celebrate big pride festivals in the world's most cosmopolitan cities.
While there's only one-way in Patong when it comes to the direction of traffic and last night's parade down beach road, the underlying serious message of the fun was one of greater tolerance.
Although Phuket is possibly the katoey capital of the world, celebrating transgender performances in several polished cabaret shows and the popular Soi Bangla walking street, official recognition and acceptance has yet to be achieved.
Organisers hope that it won't be long on Phuket and in Thailand before all alternatives are tolerated.