No shit, there we were..

Posted by Ted on Mar 8, 2002 in Memories

A bunch of ex-coworkers and I were hanging out at the Burren in Davis Sq, relishing our lack of employment, catching up on gossip, and having a few drinks.

The place was reasonably crowded, but after a while, we managed to snag a table. A few of us dropped off from time to time, until there were just four of us left. I went to the bathroom, and upon coming back to the table, I was about to take my leave when eleven uniformed cops came in.

Dressed in kilts.

Playing bagpipes.

To be honest, there were 8 pipers, 2 drummers, and a leader.

It turned out we had picked the perfect spot to sit, as we got a front row view. In fact, Jesse nearly got his head clonked by the bass drummer. They played probably 3 or 4 songs, and then marched out. They got into a small shuttle bus, escorted by 3 cop cars, and went along their merry way.

Certainly not the entertainment I was expecting, but I’m not complaining :)

They were the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums.

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3 Comments

hammercock
Mar 7, 2002 at 11:50 pm

Hee! How delightfully random.


 
fraterrisus
Mar 8, 2002 at 4:21 am

that’s, like, *way too friggin’ cool.*

i’d have given my left tit to see that. :)


 
pookfreak
Mar 8, 2002 at 7:35 am

Thats too cool.

On the way into work this morning I saw a bagpipe player on the street corner (in full regalia) where a church was. Probably there is a funeral there today.

I love bagpipes so that prompted me to start searching Morpheus for bagpipe music which I was downloading while reading yoru post.

odd random things in life make them special.


 

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