Highland Games. There were four activities, throwing a tree trunk in a perfect circle rotation, hurling a 26 pound rock as far as you can, hurling a 56 pound weight over a high bar, and flinging a bag of hay across the field with a pitchfork, all very manly activities. The highland games started as a way for generals to pick the strongest and best men for their army, you would have to be pretty strong to do well in most of these games.
I belong to this sweet culture club where we have monthly activities that make us the sophisticated cultured people that we are. This month we learned all about Scotland by going to the Scottish Festival held at thanksgiving point, but first we all met and had a presentation on Scotland and its traditions then had a traditional Scottish breakfast. Kilts were everywhere and Bagpipe melodies filled the air.
BAGPIPES! It was honestly constant, there were so many pipe bands practicing for the competition that there was never a moment of silence. After we had driven home I could still hear bagpipes ringing in my ears.
Scottish Sword Dancing. This was cool and brought me back to the days of when I was in Pep Club, since I attended Highland High we have Scottish traditions and one is for the Pep Club to do the Highland fling to bagpipes during homecoming and other important sporting games, which was exactly like this dancing, minus the swords, my Pep Club year even got to wear kilts.
There was lots of armor, we couldn't help ourselves we had to play with it. It would have been super uncomfortable to be a knight, I was not the biggest fan, but it all looked cool.