Scots pipe their way in during CWG closing ceremony
Scotland, which will host the next Commonwealth Games, today literally piped their way into the hearts of everyone present in the closing ceremony of the 19th edition with their melodious music and performance.delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2010 22:29 IST
Scotland, which will host the next Commonwealth Games, on Thursday literally piped their way into the hearts of everyone present in the closing ceremony of the 19th edition with their melodious music and performance.
The Scots, who performed during the 'Glasgow Segment' first played a short video showcasing Scotland's landscapes, people, architecture and culture.
As the film ended, the spotlight beamed on the lone piper dressed in the Scottish traditional dress – kilt – who played his pipe.
As the music intensified, 352 Scottish performers moved towards the piper. They danced and played their pipes receiving shouts of joy and thunderous applause from the about 60,000 strong spectators.
The crowd cheered them on as they made various projections including the famous Clyde auditorium, known as the 'Armadillo'.
As they performed the Highland Fling, one of the oldest traditional Highland dances of Scotland, the crowd cheered them further.
At no point did the spectators stop clapping for the Scots during their 10-minute performance. Sitting inside the stadium was also a stand full of Scottish people who raised their flags and cheered for their countrymen.
The 20th Commonwealth Games would be held in Glasgow in 2014. The 12-days sporting extravaganza, hosted by India for the first time, which began on October 3 ended today.