Everybody needs a groupie.
(submitted by Mike)
That has got to be either his dad or a random tourist wanting a pic with a bagpiper. But the groupie comment is very funny!
This photo is too cute to be awkward. 🙂 The guy in the back is oddly cute.
this is the best picture on here! fo show fo show
Bill Gates is finally satisfied that he has found the perfect startup sound for the next version of Windows.
*hrrrrrrnk* I will now am play you the sweet song of my people
OMG I KNOW THE GROUPIE!!! He use to come get photocopies from me all the time.
We are evidently honour witnesses to the valedictorian at the “How to play the pipes AND look smug/sick at the same time- community collage”
LONG LIVE THE PIPES!!! =D
From the position of his hands, the man on the left seems to be thinking “I couldn’t dress like that, especially wearing a kilt without anything underneath”!
Later in the concert, Malcolm would throw his sweat-soaked sporran to the fan.
So proud of me boy, Jimmie! Been blowin’ his pipe since he was a wee lad.
I don’t know what is the worst about bagpipe musicians for me. There’s the sound. There’s the outfit. And there’s the creepy serious face they always have – like they are doing something significant for mankind.
I think it’s impossible to take a non-awkward photo with a bagpiper. I have one that’s similar to this one (only I wasn’t standing as far back) and it’s also very awkward. Too bad. I’m one of the few people in the world (apparently) who actually likes the bagpipes.
I like them too-and I have no Scottish blood and just the smallest amount of Irish blood. I think the music they make can be so haunting and lovely. I always tear up if I see/hear them at a funeral or wedding.
after this picture was taken and the song was done…………piper and pop went to the inn down the road to enjoy a nice haggis
i think dad is just pleased as punch that the bagpipe lessons are finally paying off!
One day we were driving and we saw these 2 like 10 year old boys in kilts and playing the bag pipes!! 😀 this pic is sooo funny!
Ach, me father told me that whenever Seamus clicked his wee heels together three times, the ghost of Fergus the Piper would sloooooowly appear, his haunting visage enchanting everyone we they met upon the street. And the pipes, the pipes made the most melodious of tunes, like two constipated geese making love in the moonlight…
agh, (not ach, thats german…) yer father shoulda told ya then that seamus and fergus are irish names, and these are the pipes of a scotsman…
Then how is it that I once had Christmas dinner with a native Scotsman named Fergus? Acccccchhhhhhhhggggg’m just sayin’….ye’re mighty smug for someone who forgot to learn about capital letters in school.
not smug, darling, not smug–just appreciating the difference between the irish and the scottish. your dinner friend mighta been native scot, but fergus is still an irish name. xoxox.
It’s “Och”, nae ach, nor agh, ye wee chantie wrastler.
constipated geese making love in the moonlight…
Amice, you are a saint! I hope you’ll bring this little story up to your twins whenever they get cheeky with you as teenagers. Now that’s an example of pure motherly devotion that brings tears to the eyes!
I wonder what bagpipes sound like in the womb…probably still like two cats mating in a burlap sack.
Thanks, Patty; What a great idea! They just turned 11. Time to bring out the bagpipe story!
I suspect whatever they heard in the womb did turn them a little “weird.”
This is selfish personal story telling, but I must tell you all about the summer I was on bedrest with my twins. It was hot. We had no A/C, so our windows were open all the time. I was captive in my home. That was the summer we discovered our new neighbor was learning to play the bagpipes.
Maybe it’s just an awkward little smile while he waited for the photographer to leave so he could attack the bag pipe player and stop that infernal racket!
You’ve heard of Deadheads…
You’ve heard of Parrotheads…
Now, meet Shamus…Scotland’s Number One Baghead.
baghead?? haha–you win.
This is one of my new favorites in its simple and genuine yet happy awkwardness. You know the fan has this photo framed and displayed.
How sweeeeet thou art,
To have saaaaaved a wretch
Does the piper have a fried egg on his shoulder?
I think the proud pop in the background is cute too. But what’s with that strange looking watch the piper is wearing? Looks like he’s got a DeLorean strapped to his wrist.
Good Lord! He’s making flowers appear out o’ his pipes!
Or I’m drunk.
That is a funny, yet cute picture. : )
don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me
PS He tried walking away but his pipes got stuck in the pot plant.
Bagpipe-Guy looks like he wants to cry…
What’s the definition of a gentleman? A man who can play bagpipes and doesn’t.
Yes! I would pay someone to not bleat on them!
I agree with everyone else, the guy and the background is just so sweet with his li’l hands clasped. Just want to hug him lol
hahahaha the back of his knees!! yeah that always gets me, too… ;D
I’m a piper (obviously) and I’d just be glad the camera wasn’t under my kilt! Though seriously, catching a piper “mid blow” is never the most flattering way to photograph them (hence why you see so many pictures of us in silhouette.) Perfectly good looking people suddenly take on triple chins and crossed eyes – like some gurning competition. I personally look like I’m giving birth to a deckchair when I play. In fact, few people realise I’m a chick. Even other chicks, which is definitely the stuff of awkward legends…
WAIT A MINUTE…..is it true about what’s under (or not under) the kilts…even for women? YIKES!!!
Nothing’s worn. It’s all in perfect working order, thank-you. As was discovered by a TV news crew when I had to play on a high tower on a windy day.
“Scotland the Brave” again? Play “Freebird!”
Hahaha. I thought I was the only white…redneck…in the back…lofting cigarette lighter over head…yelling “Freebird”
Something about this one.. I can’t bring myself to make fun of like usual. That man looks so sweet and happy
well, isn’t that just adorable. i find this picture oddly cute. old people are sneaky like that.
He’s ADORABLE!! I want one to follow me around too!!!
uh… that would be stalking.
unless, of course, if he’s picking up after you…then I want one too.
“Ach, hullo. I’m a Mac…!”
“And I’m a PC.”
Hokey smokes. One of my comments FINALLY got posted here.
This is one of those weird pictures where the perspective’s all off. It looks like the bagpiper belongs in some Godzilla monster movie or something
“The backs of his knees are so sexy. I’m his number one fan!”
This picture looks just like bagpipes sound.
You mean awesome!?
I actually like bagpipes, but I still LOVE this comment!
Neil hoped against hope that the winner of Scottish Idol would sign his windbreaker….
That is the perfect accompanying byline for this pic. I just laughed out loud.
Is that his dad? Personally, I love the bagpipes (in moderation), but I don’t know that I’d be quite so avid.
If he is the piper’s dad, would that make him a Bag-dad?
Oh, how did I miss that one?
ZING!!! You win! That just about made me pee my pants. CLASSIC!!!
This is one of those classic cases where Fred wants a picture with his favorite bagpipe player. “Marge” he says, “I’ll go round and stand behind him, so it looks like we know eachother. When I clasp my hands in front of my groin, that’s your cue to click, y’hear?”
Bagpipe player elects not to hear. Or maybe he can’t anymore.
Trust me, I know bagpipers. He’s stone cold deaf.
Aw, the guy in the background is so cute! I love this picture.
I was going to write the same thing, He is just a littl cutie
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who finds him oddly adorable.
Absolutely — he’s the bee’s knees.
In another mark of his groupie-dom, he too is going “regimental.”
Bravo… not only is it not first, but it’s so relevant to the picture above. You truly are a winner. You must be proud!
But nowhere NEAR as proud as the groupie in the photo… now THAT is dedication.
Haha, oh but “First” is SO relevant to the photo. That’s probably what the groupie was thinking when he made it into the shot!
Is he singing along?
“if you want my body
and you think I’m sexy
c’mon sugar let me know”
“We have a piper down!!”
Awesome!! Just named my new kittens Charlie and Harriet!
OMGosh! I LOVED the Bay City Rollers when I was 11! ROFLOL! 🙂
I watched that today.
LAMO>>>It’s the capton and your comment that made the pic funny!
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