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Citizen complaint of the day: The last thing we need in a pandemic is drunken bagpipers carousing up and down Beacon Hill

An irate citizen filed a 311 complaint about the situation on Pinckney Street tonight:

Just now, a large group of unmasked, non-socially distanced people were parading through Pinckney Street, singing and with bagpipes and open alcohol containers. They were passing Pinckney Street around 8pm EST. Totally unacceptable.

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...The haunting fear that somebody, somewhere is enjoying themselves...

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It sounds like Scotsmen are having a good time.

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And is there any video?!!!

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It was on the local tv news a few weeks ago.

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Please just take the high road.

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And leave them to the low road.

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...and I’ll be in Scotland afore ye

And some hae meat

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are one of the most effective means of social distancing.

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blowing someone else's bagpipe, you're too close.

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Unless "nore" is a Scottish term related to bagpipes - maybe a combination of the words "no more" - I think you've got a typo on they hyperlink to read "nore"

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Because the last thing we need in a pandemic is drunken reporters carousing up and down the keyboard.

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We need more bagpipes during this pandemic, not less.

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And the bagpiper lives on Pinkney St. Perhaps the party is getting too large for Karen.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/10/09/jeremy-bell-beacon-hil...

https://www.facebook.com/onlyinbos/videos/250779882625760/

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But Bell knew better: “A gentleman is somebody who knows how to play the bagpipes but knows when to stop,” he quips.

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But I knew that I could count on you to post it!

Good thing I looked.

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My brothers have always been avid golfers (although I never picked up the sport), so My Bunny Lies Over The Sea has always been one of my favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons.

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1. Everyone who joins the piper is told to wear a mask or stay distant.

2. The piper was certainly not drunk (I was there).

3. Half of the people gathering are in the healthcare field and are VERY assertive about masks (again, I was there).

4. Several people wear clear full-face shields so it looks like their mouths and noses are not covered.

5. All of the state and city guidelines were followed.

6. Get over it.

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What was the occasion?

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The occasion has occurred every week since bars closed and parties have been discouraged (since March).

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What was the occasion?

Ever since the spring, this piper has walked down Pinckney St. every Saturday. It's a beloved, quirky bit of relief from the grim monotony of lockdown.

I feel so sorry for whatever trauma left somebody so psychologically damaged that they feel a need to complain to the city about this harmless little ritual.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/10/09/jeremy-bell-beacon-hil...

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Were you there?

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In speaking of those who were, in fact, there, I can affirm that I was among them.

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!

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By the way, what's the droplet/aerosol spread cloud radius from musical instruments you blow into?

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By the way, what's the droplet/aerosol spread cloud radius from musical instruments you blow into?

I'll bet a bagpipe is very different from, say, a trumpet. With a trumpet, your lips are aerosolizing your spittle, which then blows right out of the instrument. With a bagpipe, you're exhaling into a bag, and then the air from the bag flows through reeds into the pipes. I'm guessing that a lot of droplets don't make it past the bag. Any pipers wanna tell us how gross and wet the inside of the bag becomes when playing in cold weather?

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is for the laddies to lean back and shake their kilts.

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we require photos.

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Some of us consider bagpipes a form of auricular torture.

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I'm a little confused by the account of what happened. Just to clarify, was it only bagpipers, or was Mel Gibson there? Did he have a sword?

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Cranky Karen at it again. How can you possibly hate on the piper? We watch for him every week and cheer out our window. He’s such a nice guy, too.

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It should be 7pm Atlantic Standard Time, dammit!

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...you got it backwards.

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