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Formation of  Clyde auditorium, known as the 'Armadillo'
Scottish Bagpipers spell charm during the Closing Ceremony

Scotland, which will host the next Commonwealth Games, today literally charmed their way into the hearts of everyone present in the Closing Ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi with their melodious music and performance.

The Scots, who performed after the Flag handing over ceremony, first played a short video showcasing Scotland's landscapes, people, architecture and culture.

As the film ended, the spotlight beamed on the lone piper dressed in the Scottish traditional dress played the Bagpipe.
As the music intensified, 352 Scottish performers moved towards the piper. They danced and played their Bagpipes receiving shouts of joy and thunderous applause from the about 60,000 strong spectators.

The crowd cheered them on as they made various projections including the famous Clyde auditorium, known as the 'Armadillo'. They performed the Highland Fling, one of the oldest traditional Highland dances of Scotland and the crowd cheered them further.     

At no point did the spectators stop clapping for the Scots during their 10-minute performance. Sitting inside the stadium was also a stand full of Scottish people who raised their flags and cheered for their countrymen.
The XX Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow in 2014. - PTI

 

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