My sister, brother-in-law and I enjoyed a warm, sunny day at the Scottish Festival that has landed at the Enumclaw Expo Center every July for 65 years. It's huge! And, from all over the world, it draws clan members, pipers, dancers, game challengers and dogs to play, compete and party. In case you haven't heard, Scots do like to party hardy!First, the Parade of Clans...
...that also included "families" of Celtic breeds and Northwest kennel clubs
Isn't this black and white dog the spitting image of the dog in the "For Better or Worse" cartoon?
Celtic Breeds Agility Trials
Celtic Breed Stuffed Shirt!
A traditional pipe band from Canada ~~
A co-ed band, but the drummers were *all* girls. WOW! These lassies could swing and twirl their pom-pom drum "sticks" like the Rockettes swing their legs and were the absolute finest keepers of the cadence!
A rocking Australian band called "Brother" -- guitar, bagpipes, drums, and ... say WHAT? A didgeridoo. An *amplified* didgeridoo! It was fun to watch this non traditional band treat us to a different, foot-tapping, energetic sound....
... and to watch the young and old audience respond to its primal beat. You could almost "be there" if you click here: http://www.brothermusic.com/
This guy...not so much!
Lots of men in kilts...
Yes, Enumclaw is smack dab in the middle of a dairy-producing, cow country region.
...including my sister, who stopped and flirted right back after they referred to her as a "hottie." Discerning folks, those Scots!!
Cross-eyed ... or just cool?!!
Hope you had fun people watching too!