On Saturday morning, while I was writing the blogpost about that evening’s final performance (see Tonight is the Final Performance), I was frantically trying to upload photos at the same time. But multi-tasking like that doesn’t work so well in WordPress, and in fact it took so long that I thought my computer had hung. It probably doesn’t help that my blog is at over 80% upload capacity, because I’ve added so many photos in the last years. And because I was literally standing and typing, because I needed to drive through to the Castle now-now-now, I wasn’t able to include all the photos I wanted.
Anyway, here they are, a tad belatedly. There will be more coming in the next few days!
As the light fades, drummers beat the Tap Toe as 20h00 approaches
I caught the Cannon!
Dramatic post-rain skies
Flagbearers marching off
Massed pipes and drums emerging through the swirling mist
Massed military bands
An exciting Gun Run by the Sea Cadets of TS Woltemade
Massed military bands marching on
SA Army Band Western Cape look dapper as always
Pakistan Army Band
Subedar Major Ghulam Ali, the energetic Conductor of the Pakistan Army Band with his glowing baton – love it!
Pakistan Army Band in formation
Ahhh, Joey the War Horse
The Chris Hani dancers perform their tribute to the soldiers of World War I
Their background music is almost hypnotic in its intensity
I swear, that horse is looking at me – it looks *alive*
The Chris Hani High School Choir makes their first appearance at the Tattoo
The paratroopers from 3 (no, actually 1) Parachute Battalion – better lighting tonight, so we get some great images
Para action – rescuing the hostage
The flirtatious, hyper-energetic feet-stomping Riel Dancers
A classy and stylish performance by the combined Air Force and Navy Bands
Staff Sergeant Andrew Imrie setting his stopwatch at the start of the 1812 Overture, as he is fire control officer for the Saluting Troop
When the massed pipes march on in silence during Maruwaan’s singing of I Am My Country (Highland Cathedral), I get goosebumps