The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is performed on the Castle's Esplanade. Twenty-three sold-out performances (book early for next year!); 216,879 in attendance this year; fireworks following the late shows on the Saturday nights.

The show we attended was blessed with no rain, temperatures that weren't too terribly cold, and Sean Connery also in attendance in the VIP box.


The Barbados Defence Force Band
Among those performing in the Tattoo were the Barbados Defence Force Band which feature the stilt acrobats the Moko Jumbies. The stilt performers are amazing enough, but imagine doing those stunts on an 18 degree downward incline ...
Southeast Missouri State University Marching Band
Also among the performers were the Golden Eagles Marching Band from Southeast Missouri State University.
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