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    Report from the KY Scottish Weekend.

    Pleasant day. Not too warm nice breeze. Not a very large event, but enough to keep one's interest. Small XMTS contingent. Good amount of mud. Parking lot is a swamp.

    Regards,
    Rex.
    At any moment you must be prepared to give up who you are today for who you could become tomorrow.

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    Here's the opening shot of the 10:00 gang:


    JDot84, ForresterModern, EagleJCS, Mike in Dayton, Rex

    Not pictured: Jay's friend and new recruit - behind the camera.

    Nice meeting all of you - and seeing you again, Mike.

    More on the way, but I feel a nap coming on first.

    Regards,
    Rex.
    At any moment you must be prepared to give up who you are today for who you could become tomorrow.

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    Always good to see shots of the Rabble!
    [B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"]Reverend Earl Trefor the Sublunary of Kesslington under Ox, Venerable Lord Trefor the Unhyphenated of Much Bottom, Sir Trefor the Corpulent of Leighton in the Bucket, Viscount Mcclef the Portable of Kirkby Overblow.

    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

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    Here are some more photos. Mike had a better camera, so I hope he posts some of his too.

    Some scenes from the heavy objects department:



    Throwing things
    In the distance, you can see the tents where the various bands have assembled.


    Measuring
    In the distance far right here, you can see where the solo pipe competitions were held - away from the bands.


    Large and in charge
    It was very muddy.

    Really. I almost expected a bout of mud wrestling to break out.


    The laid-back announcer and the officials tent


    There was a sheep (and duck) herding demonstration:






    The exhibitor explained that you rarely see the herd dogs in pictures
    because they are behind the flock. Maybe, but here it's because I didn't
    frame the photo correctly and tripped the shutter too soon.

    There will be a few more scenes to follow.

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    A view of the vendors' area.


    The lake and the stone shelter house


    The crowds assembled in anticipation of the opening ceremonies,
    which happened long after stuff started happening.
    Utilikilts were in abundance, though not as much so as the tartan tanks.
    I saw also some USA Kilts, Sport Kilts, and two or three great kilts.


    Still waiting.
    These kids in their little kilts were so cute.


    There was an assembly of British (and vintage?) cars.
    This is the front end of a very sparkly and curvaceous Jaguar.

    Couple more to come.

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    My camera has an articulated view finder, which lets me hold it away from my face when I want to take pictures without looking like that's what I'm doing.



    A random drive-by photo shooting.


    This fellow came prepared in case a battle broke out.

    The most attractive kilt that I saw was on a gentleman in line for something from one of the food vendors. I asked him what it was, and he said it was (I think) Weathered Chisholm. But I didn't get a picture. I spent the next thirty minutes or so walking around trying to find him again, so I could steal a photo. On my way out of the park, I stopped by the dancing competition tent, and there he was, piping for the dancers.


    The photo does not do the tartan justice. I looked up Chisholm, and the closest that I can find to this one is "Hunting Modern." His beautiful hose look like they are hand-knit, and I love the brown ghillies.

    I did not stay long at the dancers' tent. For one, I was on the wrong side, but I really don't know enough about it to capture my attention. However, while I was minding the piper, this very tall and very slender dancer came on:


    Dancing on air

    Well, that's all I have from bucolic Carrollton, Kentucky, General Butler State Park and the Kentucky Scottish Weekend, 2009.

    Regards,
    Rex.
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    Your pictures a great Rex. Most of mine are of the cars. I will post a few tomorrow when I download them from the camera.

    It was nice to meet everyone in person.

    Fortunately we had no rain during the hours of the show. As Rex pointed out the grass area was a swamp from previous days rain.

    This is my second year to attend this event. Once again I really enjoyed the show.

    Mike

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    Thanks for the pictures Rex. Is there any chance you could tell me what the tartans are in the 10am rabble photo?

    Bruce

    :ootd:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Folder View Post
    Thanks for the pictures Rex. Is there any chance you could tell me what the tartans are in the 10am rabble photo?
    Yikes - I don't remember them all, so maybe their owners will chime in, but from left to right it's:

    1. ?
    2. One of the Douglas colorways
    3. ?
    4. American Heritage (USAKilts)
    5. One of the Auld Lang Syne colorways

    Regards,
    Rex.
    At any moment you must be prepared to give up who you are today for who you could become tomorrow.

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    Despite the mud, it looks like it was a lovely day

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