• Brian Kidd is the Unipiper: the unicycling bagpiper

    This article originally appeared in ​The Magazine​, a subscriber-supported, ad-free electronic periodical that publishes every other week on the Web on its own site and at Medium, and via an iOS app.

    Brian Kidd rolls two unusual hobbies into one character. As the Unipiper, Kidd rides a unicycle while playing the bagpipes. He performs in a variety of costumes — most notably Darth Vader, Santa Claus, and Gandalf — while performing character-appropriate tunes on the pipes. He's best known for playing "The Imperial March" while dressed as a kilted Darth Vader, making the rounds of a Portland parking lot.