August 14, 2015

Edinburgh: Drinks, Dance, and Drums

{By Marc}

Braveheart with Mel Gibson is easily in my top 5 movies, so when Uncle Mike said we should meet up in Edinburgh, it was a no-brainer. Swags and I love meeting up with her aunt and uncle, plus, we love exploring new areas, and going that far north in the late summer made the most sense.

When Christy's relatives' plans changed unexpectedly, we decided to still make Scotland happen. One thing Christy's uncle insisted we do was see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Huh? Well, see below, and be prepared to have your mind blown!

When in Scotland, you have to try their Living Water - there is no more authentic way to start the evening.

If you like seeing large collections of things and enjoy a great liquor, get the Bruce Package ticket and enjoy the Scotch Whisky Experience before going to the Royal Tattoo.

Grandstand, bagpipes, and a CASTLE! Let the show begin!

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes was one of the crowd favorites with their "oldies" throwback. Go USA!

Christy loved the Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps. The videos did not even do them justice. The secret is out: they are amazing!

The Bollywood and Chinese dance groups provided the most colorful entertainment of the night.

But to me, nothing beats Scottish Bagpipes! I hope you enjoy the Royal Regiment of Scotland as much as I did.

A little Scotch whisky, a little rain, and a lot of cool performances made for an awesome evening of fun!

If you still want more Tattoo action, check out these two longer videos!

The United States Air Force Honour Guard

The Finale of the 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo