||[Aug. 26th, 2006|06:41 pm]
|||||Massed Pipes and Drums: "Highland Cathedral"||]|
Yes, I'm watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on BBC1 at the moment. It's been too long since I've been to see it in real life: there isn't really anything that beats sitting on a little hard steel bench, in the open air, under torrential rain, being blasted with a wall of sound from half a thousand pipers, barely forty feet away ... unless it's sitting on a little plastic chair, alongside the wheelchair users and other attendants, in the open air, under a stream of steady dribbles of rainwater from the stand above you, and being blasted with a wall of sound from half a thousand pipers, the nearest of whom is immediately in front of you, eighteen inches away.
I miss it. Looks like they have a dry night on the telly.