August 30, 2016
When I booked my tour from Eastbourne to Edinburgh, I was a little surprised that a tattoo exhibition was made there ! I hate tattoos ! But, I thought, while they are visiting the exhibition, I can visit Edinburg which I had already seen in 2013. But then I discovered that the "Tattoo" was something completely different. Fortunately I wasn't the only European who had thought the same, when I met French and Belgian people.
I can only say the show was really extremely good ! Showcasing music, dance and display from around the world, the 2016 showpiece event was set to pay tribute to The Queen's 90th birthday while celebrating 'Tunes of Glory'
With the unforgettable sight and sound of the Massed Pipes and Drums performing against the brooding backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the spectacular production included, amongst others, the New Zealand Army Band and Lochiel Marching Drill Team, in the company of the King's Guard from Norway, the Imps Motorcycle Display Team alongside the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces Band and Drill Team. There also was an American fancy Army band with a song from Elvis Presley. So it wasn't only backpipes playing the whole evening long. (History of the Edinburg Tattoo)
We had very good places and a very good view too.
and then it started with trumpets
The first once marching out
The tribunes were packed
and here are a few pictures I could take with my little camera
There were also girl's groups performing
and I even made this little video
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016