Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Every year, Basel hosts the Basel Tattoo. This is a military band/drum corp competition/performance. It's supposed to be a competition anyway (from what I understand), but I didn't see any judging.

Anyway, we shelled out an exhorbitant fee (don't ask) to attend the dress rehersal. We chose this because it was at 5:00 pm and the performances were all at 9:00. I'm sure it looks a heck of a lot cooler in the dark.

There were lots of bands and bagpipes and Irish dancers and a weird hunting thing with a bunch of dogs who didn't eat dogfood until given a signal. Daniel managed to fall asleep in the middle of it, which was amazing since he wakes up if you so much as crack his bedroom door.

Basel has a precision drum team called Top Secret. This video is of them performing. In fact, this was at the performance we attended. How can I prove that? Look closely and you'll see us. At the beginning, Sarah is sitting apart from Jason and I. Daniel was snoozing. It was very windy, so at the end, not all of their drumsticks lit up.

We are on the right hand side of the screen; Sarah is next to the stairs.

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