“Brave” Comes to Life for Bloggers with Kilts, Bagpipes, & Archery – #DisneyPixarEvent

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
April 19, 2012

Picture courtesy of Jessica Brandi Lifland/Pixar.

I was so excited to attend the Disney-Pixar Event for the preview of Brave, the viewing of the short, La Luna, and the viewing of Chimpanzee. I loved what we saw of Brave – only about 1/3 of the movie – and I cant wait for it to come to theaters on June 22nd, 2012.  I really like what Jim MacQuarrie (Wired.com/GeekDad) said about Brave: “BRAVE is not only going to be good for archery; it’s also going to be very good for red-headed girls. They’re going to be very popular.”

When we arrived at Pixar Studios, we were greeted by a man dressed in Scottish attire (kilt), playing the bagpipes.  t was pretty cool! He could play a lot of different songs on the bagpipes and that was pretty awesome!

The first class we attended for the morning was Kilts 101.  We learned all kinds of interesting facts about kilts.  For instance, did you know that men wear “kilts” and women wear “skirts?”  Did you know that the man carries a little fanny-pack like bag on his waist called a “sporin” (like neosporin)?  Did you know that the different tribes in Scotland had different plaid patterns in their uniforms and clothing?  Pretty dang cool!

The next class we attended was Archery 101 which discusses parts like that bowstring. I was really excited about this class because the last time I participated in Archery was when I was a little girl at Girl Scout Camp! Plus, I had the opportunity to put into play some of what I learned from Jim MacQuarrie. I didn’t hit the bulls eye, but I can say that I hit the target every time, moving in closer and closer to that center red dot! I can’t wait to do Archery again soon!

Picture courtesy of Jessica Brandi Lifland/Pixar.

The last class of the day was Bagpipes 101.  One of the first things I learned was that the Bagpipes were invented in the Middle East.  I had no idea they were invented there!  Plus, the bagpipe is a wind instrument that allows you to breathe while you play.  The man playing the bagpipes played a few different songs for us and then gave a few of the bloggers in our group the chance to play as well.  Apparently, it was a lot harder than it looked.

I had a really great time on this trip and want to extend another thank you to the Disney team for inviting me to this awesome event!  You can follow the posts on Twitter at #DisneyPixarEvent.

Disney/Pixar is providing me with an all-expenses paid trip to screen “Brave,” “Chimpanzee,” and “La Luna,” as well as visit the Walt Disney Family Museum.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to ““Brave” Comes to Life for Bloggers with Kilts, Bagpipes, & Archery – #DisneyPixarEvent”

  1. Natalie Shmigelsky says:

    Neat experience!

  2. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Great job with the bow! You have a lot of awesome days, don’t you?

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