Doing exceedingly Scottish things

Last week was a bummer… but Friday night lifted it out of the doldrums!

Love me a good concert, especially when I can be patriotic and let my Ninja-Scottishness come out. Heck, I was even up dancing – not the Highland Fling although I CAN do it, but I’m still all stookied up with my broken wrist (that’s MY excuse and I’m sticking to it!) Anyway, brilliant concert Friday evening, if you ever get the chance to go see The Red Hot Chilli Pipers you should definitely go! My American friends also thought it was fantastic, so you don’t have to be Scottish to appreciate them.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers bagrocking

As an aside, I was there with my husband and daughter, who both laughed at me because I took my wee flag on a stick with me (it’s about 30cm) Did I even get to wave my flag once??? Naw, I didnae! Because they both waved it non-stop the whole evening!!!

Not quite a ceilidh but a pretty good party nonetheless. “Heuch!”

Thinking out loud…

One of my favourite ways to spend time is listening to music, and if the music is live then all the better. From my very first concert (Eagles cover-band in the local pub when I was 17) to last Sunday’s concert in St. Louis I’ve loved every single band/singer/group I’ve ever heard live. I can’t think of one group I wouldn’t go and hear again (yep, even the Eagles cover-band. I still have a spot for ‘Lying Eyes’ all these years later)

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the USA so my daughter and I managed to get tickets to go see Ed Sheeran in St. Louis. He wouldn’t have been my first choice as I’m not a big fan of his poppy stuff (The A-team and Lego House don’t rank high on my favourites list) but I do like Bloodstream and his Hobbitey-little-song and absolutely love ‘Make it Rain’ (which I know he didn’t write, but it’s still my favourite). Anyway live he was just amazing. How can one man with one guitar and one loop machine (or whatever it’s called) make so much wonderful LOUD music. He was fantastic and I thoroughly recommend going to see him if you can.

Next concert is on Sunday – a Blues Festival at a local vineyard. Excited about that one  too!

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Oh yeah, and support act was…….. Hanson. Yep, Hanson of Mmmmbop fame. And they were very good actually! 😉

Hanson lowres

Happy groovin’ Blogging Buddies 🙂

Photography 101: The Edge

The Edge
The Edge

Am I cheating?? Hell yeah!!

But technically The Edge is in my photograph. Just that my seats were 50 miles up, but I’m sure if you zoom in enough you’ll see him….

Taken in St. Louis at the Busch Stadium – text added later because I thought about printing this off as a poster at one point.