...well, sort of *laughs* I was not REALLY in Scotland (pity, really...but that is very likely to change next year anyway ^^) but it sure felt like being there for a few hours. I had tickets to the world's largest indoor Scottish music show...and it was AMAZING! They had a large castle as decoration and the narrator gave us a few lessons in Scottish history between the songs and dances. Usually, he explained the origin of the songs or dances - which was really interesting. Loved it, that one of the most famous songs, "Highland Cathedral", was actually composed by Germans? *ggg* The dances were either ancient Scottish ones, e. g. the Sword Dance, or Irish tap dances - loved them all!
Anyway, 150 drums and bagpipes playing songs like "Amazing Grace", "Scotland The Brave", "Millennium Prayer" oder "Conquest of Paradise" and "May it be" do send very pleasant chills down your spine. There were plenty of men wearing kilts in the audience, too, and I dare say that most of them actually had the legs to wear them of that *laughs*
On top of that, a national TV channel recorded last night's show...and I'll sure keep an eye on the channel's future program for I might get to see myself on TV when they air it *ggg* Oh yeah, and on the official DVD of the show... Lovely! ;-P
It was a long and wonderful evening that made us feel a bit Scottish for a while and since sheppardgirl
and I plan to go to Edinburgh next summer anyway to see the Military Tattoo live, I'm sure I'll have a few "déjà-vus" of last night when doing so :)( Here's a few pictures I took (I recorded the show opening as video, too...but it's a LARGE file *laughs*)...Collapse )