Gandalf Riding Unicycle Playing LOTR Song On Bagpipes

December 7, 2012


Because this is the internet, here's a short video of Gandalf riding a unicycle playing 'Concerning Hobbits' from The Fellowship of the Ring on bagpipes. It's the same dude from Portland that did the Star Wars theme dressed as Darth Vader. Hey, everyone needs a hobby. My favorite part is at the end when the fangirl dressed in all purple goes chasing after him. Dude must be pulling all kinds of tail.

Hit the jump for 45-seconds of PURE SKILL.

Thanks to my buddy Terry, whose hobbies include overeating, beer, comic books, being disgusting, the bottom of the internet, Civilization 5, and Borderlands 2. "And whackin' it." DAMMIT TERRY.

  • If I was walking around and saw all that go by... I'd probably rub my eyes and wonder if I needed more sleep or something.

  • k1n0

    what a beast....

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Where does one practice the bagpipes? Because I would kill any neighbor of mine that decided that the bagpipes would be a great choice as an instrument, and I'm pretty certain that I'm not alone with that feeling.

  • Lee

    You have to hear them when its not recorded off a smartphone with a presumed Iphone crap mic. Used to wake up to them for work, its really quite pleasant to hear.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    That's all fine and good, but you're talking about somebody who can play the bagpipes.

    I'm talking about somebody learning to play the bagpipes.

    That's a completely different thing.

    You ever hear somebody trying to learn a woodwind or a brass instrument? How about drums or a stringed instrument like a violin or a cello? It's horrible, but the upside is that the whole neighborhood won't be bothered during the learning curve.

    That's not so much the case when we're talking about the bagpipes. You can hear that thing for at least a half a mile, and it's even worse when somebody can't actually play them well to start with.

  • Pipes

    As someone who plays the bagpipes, you don't actually learn on the big instrument. You learn on something called a practice chanter (Google it if you'd like - it is quiet enough that I can play it on one floor, and someone on another floor could not hear. They also make electronic practice chanters with earbuds now). Then, the beginning bagpiper takes up the pipes without any of the drones. It doesn't sound great, but if you're in a house, it can't be heard by neighbors unless you are REALLY close to them. I practice all the time in my basement behind two closed doors and my husband can watch TV upstairs without hearing too much. Anyway, by the time you get the full instrument going, you're not really a beginner anymore (you usually will have played about 1.5 years at this point, on average....)

  • This is just pure win. :D
    However I wasn't expecting to see an all magenta outfit. That was the really weird part.

  • Keep in mind where this was done. Portland, OR. Nothing is weird here!

  • sandul

    the kid chasing him did a good gollum impression...

  • BMan56

    Thought it was one of the dwarves...

  • Paul Feenstra

    It was, Gaylin, the only gay dwarf in all of Middle Earth.

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