A lively knees-up, with a lot of mishmash
Brash, trash, clash, gnash, splash, and a whole lotta flash!
Perhaps a bit sottish? It was very Scottish
Did anyone vet it? Non-Scots wouldn’t get it
Starting off with a trip by a warbling Barrow man
in tacky heather suit, atop tartan tourist van
Clichés galore, and whisky, what’s more
Tartans, bagpipes and golf—did someone cry ‘Fore!’?
Duke of Wellington sporting his cone
Finally! Council this does condone
Athletes’ parade, with mascots in tweed
With each delegation did a wee dug precede
And last, but not least, the Scots in their tartan
Despite the carfuffle, they did look quite smart in
their kilts and their shawls (perhaps a bit loud?)
Yet what’s not to like, they do us all proud!
Fireworks to follow, all around the Clyde
With nary a blowdown, preserving Glasgow’s pride
Reviews that came after included the following
Yet we’ve not the time for self-pity wallowing
‘kitsch’, ‘awful’, ‘energetic’, ‘colourful’ and ‘brilliant’
Just goes to show that the Scots are resilient
To borrow some lines from Karen‘s review
I couldn’t fit in all that I wanted to
Just ran out of time (and space), so skipped out a few
The people of Scotland–indeed, just like you!
Ab Fab event, eleven days to excite
Welcome to Glasgow, and have a good night!
from Glasgow via Aalborg, den 23. juli 2014