Dionysus heard his prayer, and consented; telling Midas to wash in the river Pactolus. Then, whatever he put into the water would be reversed of the touch.Midas did so, and when he touched the waters, the power flowed into the river, and the river sands turned into gold.
As it turns out, King Midas is a follower of the rituals of Dionysus, which basically involve drinking lots of wine. Midas recognizes Silenus as a member of Dionysus’s group and immediately declares a feast in honor of the satyr. The party lasts ten days, which is exhausting to even think about.