Tartanic

Tartanic

Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 72 mm
ISO Speed: 200

This weekend I was able to attend the Highland Games Scottish Festival near my hometown in Illinois. It was awesome. I love being of Scottish heritage and to have a place and time where everyone was in kilts, where the glorious sounds of bagpipes range, and there was so much plaid I thought I had a filters on over my eyes. There was music, athletics, haggis, meat pies, and of course: Scotch. I got to "try" (ended up at least having around 1-2 full glasses of it by the end) Johnnie Walker Blue Label (retail price of at least $160). It was amazing. And we saw some great Scottish music including a band named Tartanic. They were a lot of fun and got really into it.

I miss Scotland.

3 comments:

Dan said...

Adam, we recently had a Scottish festival in Dallas. Sadly, I couldn't find the time to go. Looks like great fun!

Did you know that the kilt is actually for military use? I once new a man who was a German infantryman during WWII. He said his unit fought a Scotch unit. The Scots would attack ferociously wearing a uniform which included a kilt. He said they called them "The ladies from hell"! lol.

Jackie said...

I've never yet made it to a Highland Games, I must do that while I'm living in Scotland (it sounds from your heritage like you're much more Scottish than I am!). I like your photo - great "action" shot!

Josy said...

Reminds me of the band Off Kilter... I saw them, oh, almost 10 years ago? in Disney World, and I didn't buy their CD, but I thought they were the coolest thing EVER when I saw them.

'Course, they're Celtic, not Scottish.