My dad said that back in 1968 or so a guy he worked with and was friends with invited him over to listen to an record album he had purchased. It was the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the album cover had photos from the event. He said right then he thought that it would be neat to be able to go see that sometime.
45 years later we were in the queue for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
This was the bucket list event that we were in Scotland to see! Lindsay, my dad, and my nephew Evan and I were very excited that night.
We were in the queue for about 30 minutes to and hour before the gates opened for the 10:30 pm show. There was excitement in the air. Here is a panoramic photo I took with my phone.
All the bleachers, torches on the castle walls etc are temporary and come down in the month after the last show.
I love their use of color on the walls of the castle. Here is the massed pipes and drums who performed for the first 12 - 15 minutes, and at the end.
Here was the most beautiful graphics on the wall during a performance of a group from South Korea.
It is a function to raise monies for their military charities, and this night we were remembering those who lost their lives in the Korean conflict.
It was so special to be able to be there with my dad, daughter and nephew. Dad was excited to have us all there with him too!