Today's update from the 2015 European Concert Tour comes from Bob O'Malley '15, Ben Heppner '18, and Matt Anderson '15, with a few comments from director Stephen Edwards.
We could not have asked for a better day than we had today on the second day of our 2015 European Concert Tour. We left at 7 AM and just got back to our place at 10 PM.
The eight of us went on a boat tour of Loch Ness and had a great time together. Nessie couldn't resist seeing what we were up to and made a rare appearance:
On our way to Loch Ness (prnounced 'lough'), we pass by many lochs and were told the great history of Scotland by our amazing tour guide, Gillian. We stopped at a lot of places " to make our mommies proud," and explore the ancient towns.
We learned so much about Scotland, and have decided to purchase a home here—as an ensemble. It is in the most beautiful location, about 5 minutes from Hagrid's late home (it was torn down after the Harry Potter movies):
We also learned the Scottish word for crying, "greetin'," as well as "aye," "bro," and "barry!" We also all had a good greet listening to the bagpipes play Amazing Grace.
After finding Nessie, we split into two groups: One to explore the town and one to explore the loch. To end the day, we ate at a fantastic Italian restuarant. (Yes, they have Italian food in Scotland.)
Our first concert is tomorrow at Callander Kirk in Callander at 7:30 PM.