This not only reflects on Jim, but the whole town in general. The average age is about 80 and the average speed on the intersate close to here is about 25. This should be reversed. Drove up from Springfiled as accociate was looking for some country music and possibly a saloon type enviroment. What was discovered was Vegas for the aged. When looking to park, I asked an attendant where one can find good food and drinks prior to a show. He responded that good food is easy to find, but that Branson is not to keen on the drinking. Especially if the sun is still up. At that point, I should have taken the hint and turned back, but now it turned into a mission. We located a Gilley's which I knew had to have a bar. The place was packed. All in the front dining room.The bar was huge and completely empty. The bartender was super excited to see us. He stressed that he does not get many customers in the back and was happy to see somebody arrive that was not in a bus. It was only about 8:30PM, so I can see why he surprised. When asked for recommendations for a show that woudl be entertaining, he had a tough time as he could not think of any actual settings that my associate was seeking. He then suggested Jim Stafford's and stressed it is not what we are looking for, but will give you a tatse of Branson so you can decide when and if to come back. When I asked him where he goes for a night out, he stated Springfield. Went to Jim's and enjoyed what was a very family oriented show. Jim and his team are talented, but it was kinda like being at a bingo night at the local retirement home. After the show, we hit the road back to springfield airport at a blazing 9 miles per hour. I kept my left turn signal on all the way just to insure I would blend in with the traffic.
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