Scottish Highland Games at Pleasanton in the SF Bay Area's East Bay are happening this Saturday and Sunday.
They're fun, colorful, somehow both serene and high energy, and have a lot going on (these games are big in a good way)
Visitors can pay at the gate to the Games (about $20 for a day).
(I'm competing on bagpipes :)
Curious how Scottish culture (or identity) at such Games (and these particularly Scottish Games are in the United States) informs a milieu that is transformative, such as to Scots' kinds of happiness or Scots' ways of knowing.
Am enjoying Corvus Corax and their piping - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QWS1xUkUaA ...
Also enjoying the great piping of Stuart Liddell in Scotland -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7zvKbl1R54 - these days.
Here's a helpful page on piping, among many piping pages, at wiki (editable) World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bagpipe_Tutorials ...