It was great.
The setting cannot be beat, outdoor on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Images are projected on the castle ramparts. Wonderful.
Over 217,000 people see it each year. About half get rained upon, I reckon. Luckily it stayed dry for my show on the last night of 2009.
I loved the flyby salute by jets. And the fireworks.
This year the the Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps stole the show as they did, I assume, in 2003 and 2006.
I doubt you could find anyone who left the show unhappy. It’s more poignant right now because U.K. soldiers are dying in Afghanistan. Mothers and Grandmothers were protesting on the High Street during the festival.
All that said … in my opinion the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo was better. More variety. More humour. Better.
Edinburgh needs to hire a consultant from Cirque du Soleil. Their show easily be improved. … On the other hand, it’s been sold out for the past 10yrs.