Before we begin the near-daily blogging from Basel I thought it a good time to list all the Tattoo performance groups (as of press time).
The performers at the 2012 Basel Tattoo are:
Ailsa Craig Highland Dancers, ScotlandBand of Flutes and Drums and the Drill Team of the Royal Life Guards, DenmarkBasel Tattoo Choir, SwitzerlandBasel Tattoo Garde, SwitzerlandCentral Band of the Ministry of Defence, RussiaConscript Band, SwitzerlandConscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces, FinlandDrill Team of the Presidential Regiment, RussiaLochiel Marching Drill Team, New ZealandMeiden High School Band, JapanMiddlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums, U.S.A.New Zealand Army Band, New ZealandPresidential Band, RussiaSwiss Army Strings and Rhythm Section, SwitzerlandTop Secret Drum Corps, Switzerland
Massed Pipes and Drums:102 REME Pipes & Drums, EnglandAuckland Police Pipe Band, New ZealandChristchurch City Pipes and Drums, New ZealandDrums and Pipes of the Aberdeen Universities’ Officers Training Corps, ScotlandPipes & Drums of the Royal Air Force, ScotlandPipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, ScotlandStuart Highland Pipe Band, U.S.A.Swiss Highlanders, SwitzerlandTransvaal Scottish Pipes & Drums, South Africa
And what you have all been waiting for…a live webcam from the Basel Tattoo!
Well, at the moment the web-cam takes a photo once every 10 minutes, but hopefully it will actually be a video feed starting next week.
-George March, Fifer/MCV Webmaster