Tombstone WesterntownApril 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C
Mitten im wilden Westen
Mitten im wilden Westen
A drive along the famed Route 66 ended with a visit to the legendary Tombstone, where parts of the Old West are preserved for Tourists. Very Cool!
Es waren mal 15'000 Einwohner, als hier 1879 Silber entdeckt wurde. Heute sind es noch 1600 Einwohner. In Tombstone fand die legendäre Schiesserei der Earp Brüdern und Doc Holliday 1881 statt.
Für 10 Dollar konnten wir die Show live miterleben;-), was recht amüsant war, da das Publikum mit Buuh-Rufen und Gejuble zum mitmachen animiert wurde und die Schauspieler witzige Dialoge hatten.
Die "Kulisse" wirkte meist wie im 19. Jahrhundert, ausser die Autos, die durch die Strassen fuhren... Viele Cowboys und Barmädchen mit üppigen Decolletés...Read more
We had no idea what to expect at the performance of the “Shoot-out at the OK Corral”.
Heather thought that the performance would present a history lesson punctuated by a reenactment of the shootout. Gordon thought that there might be more than just a bunch of guys walking out, counting to 10 and then shooting each other, but could not imagine what it might be.
What it turned out to be was more in the style of a early 20th century melodrama, lacking only a Mary Pickford tied to the train tracks. The acting was large and expansive to impart emotion (and to make up for not being able to hear everything that was said). The audience was encouraged to cheer the good guys (we were told that the good guys wore ties), and boo the bad guys (who wore dirty old clothes). Gordon embraced this audience participation fully, and looks forward to bringing this form of honest and forthright display of encouragement to his next local theater group performance. Heather did not display the same enthusiasm as Gordon. Perhaps it was because she had thought it was childish, or that the acting skill was lacking, or that the all the children (including Gordon) where entirely too loud in there booing.
The performance was done all too soon, the dead scattered on the dirt before us. I would have cheered more and called for an encore, but I was afraid that the shooting of Gordon “Mad Dog” Sweet would have been the encore. Heather was applauding too, but I fear that it was because she was so happy that the performance was over.
So with a tear in my eye, we fled the stands and headed back to our car.Read more
Cez noc sme prespali v Tombstone, aby sme mohli ist do obeda priamo na historicky sprievod a na westernovu prestrelku. Tombstone dokonale tazi z turizmu, skoro cele mesto vo westernovom style, kazde dve hodiny predstavenie, kazdy den okolo obeda sprievod, vsetci domaci v dobovom obleceni... vedia sa proste predat. Z Tombstonu sme sa vybrali smerom na Phoenix.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Tombstone City Park