A week ago today (yes, I’ve been shirking my blogging duties — what else is new?) the Edinburgh Tattoo brought a sample of their performance to Glasgow. They do this on an anual basis under the title of “The Taste of the Tattoo“, and it’s an excellent opportunity to see some great performances without forking over a single pound.
Kristie and I headed to George Square at lunch time to grab our seats. Upon first glance, the entire set of stands was packed with spectators half an hour before anything started. Fortunately for us, they opened the gates to the premium seating (right behind the guest of honour) just as we got there. We ended up being wedged in between two cheery old Scottish ladies (one eating haggis, tatties, and neeps) that commentated the entire show. The show ended with Auld Lang Syne being sung by everyone (us included) with hands held. We had little clue as to what the protocol was, but there always seems to be a nice old Scottish lady around to explain things ;).