There were big boats and kayaks and not many people. A lot of competitors hanging out. It sort of looked like they were stuck there. Nong Khote is in sort of a residential area, but once again it appeared that Tourism Authority of Thailand over saturated the area with advertising.(the preceding is sarcasm.) Also this video was recorded to twitcaster live and the poor quality of the video is evidence of the poor quality of the 3G service in Khaon kaen. Another thing that has been in the back of my mind and I confirmed at this competition is a lack of emergency services onsite. I will follow up on this during the weekend.