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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Surrounded by Gangs Clans, Weapons and Scotch

This is one of the "No Signs" at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
This one I can agree with.
Makes sense to me.
Makes sense to you, right?
Well it doesn't make sense to the Scots.
Every single one of them wore their gang clan colors, plaid, name and insignia.
On their kilts.
And in their socks?
A knife.
A weapon.
Oh, but that was prohibited in the sign above the no gang attire sign...
Forgot to get a picture of that one.
And every single one of them had a flask with scotch.
The no alcohol was included in the no weapons sign.
But, hey who was reading.
They were drinking.
And carrying weapons.
In their gang attire.
And it was perfectly acceptable.
It was the Seaside Highland Games!
Where else do you see the security dudes wearing skirts kilts?And some of these guys?
I can see why way back in the attack days, the Danes and whoever was attacking my homeland got scared.
Between the stern looks and the wailing of the bagpipes...
Would put the fear of Scots in everyone.

Oh yeah, they even had weapons for sale.And flasks.

And beer.

And Scotch seminars.

And kilts.

And gang clan attire.

Speaking of clan attire, you have the traditional "old" style of gang wear.
Sweaters, knitted hats and a long kilt.And you have the traditional full-on military style.

And now you have the gen-x style...

These are guys to the right...

Same with the hair.
Traditional Scottish hair.The not so traditional Scottish hair.

Traditional Scottish music.Not so traditional Scottish music.Always a blast to listen to The Wicked Tinkers!And watch The Wicked Tinkers drink!

And watch The Wicked Tinkers' groupies!

And watch the faces the little drum major makes.

Uh, what else?
We do have a sense of humor.
And can make fun of ourselves.

And we have oxymorons.And we have a small world story!
Once upon a time We were anchored at Smugglers a few years back and our friends, Karl, Patrick and Casey on "4-P.A.C.K." were anchored nearby.
At sunset we heard someone playing the bagpipes.
Way, way cool.
So the next day we figured out it was a friend of Karl's, Harold playing the pipes!
He is part of the awesome Los Angeles Pipes & Drums.
He made G-Dock's day by playing for awhile on the dock.
Also, way, way cool.
Well we hadn't seen him in almost 4 years, but we ran into him at the Games last weekend!So between the gangs clans, music, knives dancing, weapons for sale kilts, bagpipes, friends, family, beer, plaids and sheep shopping we had a blast!


Doug and Carla Scott said...

What a grand time - we do love the Scottish festivals (and the Scottish liquor)!

Jennifer said...

I need to download my camera and post some pictures. I had so much fun!!I love the Wicked Tinkers and their groupies.

judith said...

That looks like fun. The closest I been to any kind of cultural festival like that was the Cherokee-Choctaw Powwows. The don't wear kilts, they wear loin cloths and leggins though.

1st Mate said...

What a great photo spread! You did yourself proud this time, captions too. Looks like a lot of fun. And I'm with you, I think bagpipes are cool even though the Capt hates them.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Oh that's GREAT! The family I married in to is from the border country, more in common with the Scots than the Poms!

Do you get the Edinburgh Military Tatoo televised there? Last years' was "ok", but the year before was awesome.

We, ah, record them, btw.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent summary of the weekend. Weapons, drinking, group-identifying attire, all very dangerous. But it's the picture of the little drum major that made me laugh. Thank you for including him. I'm his mom. What WAS he thinking at that moment?

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Hey little drum major's mom!
Everyone loves your kid!!
We have watched him for years.
I'm sure you have loads of pics of him, but if you want more email me your email address: svthistle@yahoo.com
A friend of my sister's has pics too - she put one of them on my facebook page.
Cute kid! Funny too - he was messing with the big guys.

Hiya ADDU - check your mail soon :)

Glennis said...

Lovely to see all those men wearing kilts.

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