Las Vegas Pipe Band Contest the Least of Their Worries

Amidst the whining about funding for travel and hints at organizational bumbling, it would seem that the now canceled premier International Celtic Festival of Las Vegas pipe band invitational has much to grapple with besides a disgruntled piping community.

This short article and series of hardhitting images gives a pretty good snapshot of the impact the recent economic downturn has had on “sin city.” At 15% unemployment and numerous halted development projects all around, Las Vegas has got bigger problems than worrying about funding another noisy circus of guys and gals in skirts. I, for one, feel a premier pipe band event here in the USofA is long overdue, but we may still have to wait a bit longer.

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