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28 August 2015

Video - World Piping Championship 2015

Time Lapses are recommended to be recorded on a tripod. I didnt have one, so had to hold the camera for minutes to get the initial time lapse from the event. I could have stabilized the visual, but it will kill the entire clarity. So keeping it as it was recorded. Enjoy!

World Piping Championship 2015

I did prepare to go and see this event from the moment I heard about it from the colleagues. Everything at this place was awesome except the entry ticket for 16 pounds (that's too costly) and it became worse when the security blocked me from clicking the photos. 

I was kind of frustrated but then noticed that several visitors were clicking pics around. Then I asked another security at the event about clicking the photos and he agreed to it. Weird! 

Anyway that was enough for me to get started. 

A little history about this event before we dive into some pictures.

The World Pipe Band Championships is a pipe band competition currently held in Glasgow, Scotland every August. The event has been operating regularly since 1930, when the Scottish Pipe Band Association (today known as the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association) was formed. For competitive bands, the title of World Champion is highly coveted, and this event is seen as the culmination of a year's worth of preparation, rehearsal and practice. This makes it a tough competition.

Until 2013, the entirety of the World Championships has taken place on one day in August, the current venue being Glasgow Green (which is a minute walk from my apartment).Typically several hundred bands attend, traveling from all over the world. And the entire place was crowded with bands and people.

Okay. That's enough.

The venue was awesome and the climate was wonderful. I walked around and enjoyed the whole show that they presented. 

The bands has to perform several rounds to reach the final. This is one of such qualification rounds that was happening when I reached the venue.

The band is so synced and disciplined that almost entire team sticks to pre-defined plan for any kind of movement until they move out from the competition ground. All the bands will have a set of bagpipers and drummers, the core part.

Drummers of the team towards the end of the formation.

Scotland is all about food and drinks. Behind the shop is People's Palace.

Practice session going on before the real fight.

The venue had other events too. Like this one, heavy weight championship. Jaw dropping competitions. Wooh!

He just threw a 15kg stone to the thin air. 

I loved it when the sun was out and froze to death while the clouds hid it.

The Scottish dance competition that was held as a part of the event. Skilled students. Totally enjoyed the show.