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The Great Wall Of Death Bagpipe Orchestra

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The traditional wall of death consists of a number of fearless riders on motorbikes who hurl themselves around the inner walls of the famous arena to entertain the audience peering in safely from above.

That's no longer enough these days, so as an innovation they have now added a passenger to each bike. Facing to the rear, and attached to the rider by a secure harness, each of the passengers brings an additional feature to the event in the form of the playing of a set of bagpipes.

Naturally the bikes have been modified with sound deadening silencers to ensure that the characteristic combined drone of the bagpipes playing a continuous note is clear and dominant, as they fling themselves around the inner perimeter of the confining walls.

Recordings are available.

xenzag, Sep 15 2020


       Will there be an option for the audience to pick off the bagpipers using high velocity projectile weapons ?   

       Or to phrase it more explicitly, we will attend specifically to pick off the bagpipers using high velocity projectile weapons, because that's what we bring to the party,
8th of 7, Sep 16 2020

       For some reason for a moment I was thinking this was a great army of bagpiper infantrymen, advancing all bunched together like noisy hoplites in formation. That would be an interesting psychological warfare addition to any battle. Of course maybe this is already done in Scotland.
RayfordSteele, Sep 16 2020

       Considering that the bagpipe isn't much more than a couple of vuvuzelas connected to a continuous air supply, there's no wonder the English would be motivated to stop the noise by any means possible.
RayfordSteele, Sep 16 2020

       I'm just curious...how does your brain work? How do you come up with these circus-like, awfully fun, very dangerous, and deadly ideas? I want your brain for a day, well no, maybe just an hour would do the trick.
blissmiss, Sep 16 2020

       We'll be happy to pop it in a mason jar and send it to you. Free shipping and handling for standard mail, extra for airfreight.   


       Actually, the mason jar is a bit pointless. We've just found one of those miniature preserve jars that are used as part of in-flight meals ... more than big enough.
8th of 7, Sep 16 2020

       It was my brain being requested, not yours. Anyway, without your brain wouldn't you risk one of your tentacles getting caught (again) in a clothes peg when you're out nicking washing from the line at the local geriatric hospital?
xenzag, Sep 16 2020

       But they're our clothes ... they take your stuff here, you know ... they hide it ... and then they swap it for something that looks identical but isn't as good ... they sneak in in the night ... whatever happened to that nice Mr. Macmillan ?
8th of 7, Sep 16 2020

       He was sent to another institution where his psychotropic chemical experimentation would be more appreciated.
RayfordSteele, Sep 16 2020

       This idea made me say "why?". [+]
Voice, Sep 16 2020

       My sentiments exactly, [voice]. Why, indeed?
blissmiss, Sep 16 2020

       Perhaps bagpipes could be incorporated directly into the motorcycle exhaust? No need for a separate bagpiper or motorcycle exhaust... this "bagpipe exhaust" would additionally be computer linked to a pipe-organ type mechanism such that a bagpipe march automatically plays. The song to play could vary based on revs and speed.
sninctown, Sep 16 2020

       How horrific.
8th of 7, Sep 16 2020

       I imaged the wall incorporating the infamous instruments, various circumferences with associated notable drones.
wjt, Sep 19 2020


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