Monday, 5 September 2011

2011 South African Tattoo

Sunday was a gorgeous sunny spring day in Johannesburg and my big sis and I headed off to Monte Casino Outdoor Event Area to be a part of the SA Tattoo.


A Daft Scots Lass and Her Big Skin 'n Blister


Highland Dancer
Some of the Pipers


South African Police Service Marching Band


The Venue
Being daft in the Portable Bogs
The Pipes and Drums
Lochiel Marching Drill Team from New Zealand
Haggis and Bong accompany the Highland Dancers
The Dummer, Thomas Hughes, from Haggis and Bong
Haggis and Bong
Group Shot
A Band formation
Code Red Drum Corps
Highland Dancers
The Biggest South African Flag

14 comments:

Mynx said...

Looks like it was heaps of fun :)

The Accidental Somebody said...

Tatoo clearly means something different in South Africa than it does in America! As soon as I saw that you were in some sort of arena, I wondered if it was some kind of mass inking lol.

I would have LOVED to see the dancing and listen to the music. Bet it was magnificant!

Akelamalu said...

WOW that looks like a fabulous day out! I love the pics especially the one of Braveheart in his kilt. LOL

BTW I received my competition prize from you today - the lovely ring and all the other goodies you enclosed - thankyou so much. xx

Joshua said...

Looks like a good time!

Ryan said...

Looks a lot warmer than oor tattoo. I'm guessing you and sis were the only 2 Scots there.

Babes Mami said...

This looks incredibly fun!

Melanie said...

GREAT pictures! Looks like it was lots of fun!!

Stephanie D said...

I didn't go anywhere for our holiday weekend...but I sure did enjoy taking trips via everyone else's blogs.
Thanks for sharing.

Nerd Candy said...

That looks like so much fun!!!! <3

Rick said...

That looks like fun!

cat said...

Love the look of Haggis and Bong

The Glebe Blog said...

I love the look of Haggis and Bong which reminds me,I need to re-upload my clips of 'The Dangleberries' to YouTube.
http://www.thedangleberries.com/index.php

Hope you don't mind the link Gillian

Divemaster GranDad said...

Nothing in the world sounds like the skirling of the pipes, and if they're in mass formation, it is a total goose-bump fest. Nae wonder the sassenachs used to feed us into battle first...the pipes would make any army run fer cover...

Kewl pics...

Divemaster GranDad said...

@Accidental Somebody....tattoo's (like this one) are modelled on the annual Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland, usually held around the end of August which, if I'm not mistaken, is held at the end of the Fringe Festival. Now THAT is an experience too...total debauchery and fun for a whole month!

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