Cape Cod Walking Tours

The Wild West of the East

The Wild West of the East

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Tour Description

An entertaining TRUE history of Provincetown debauchery.
Provincetown has always been known as a wild sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll town where anything might—and did—happen. Why was Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill arrested at gunpoint in the Atlantic House Bar? How did Divine, John Waters’ leading lady, cause so much trouble that locals wanted her banned from Provincetown? Where did Andy Warhol take Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, and why? Sylvia Plath and Anis Nin participated in some “bad” behavior here too. Provincetown’s own musician-writer-actor-badass Billy Hough (of Scream Along with Billy) will take you on this adult-only tour of Bohemian Provincetown at or by the locations where they happened. You’ll soon understand why Norman Mailer called his adopted hometown “The Wild West of the East.”

Pricing and Reservations

  • Adults $20


  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1-2 miles

Downtown streets.

Meet at the public dock on the bay to the west (right) of the Boatslip, 161 Commercial St., Provincetown.

About Billy Hough

Praised by Hilton Als in The New Yorker Magazine for keeping the spirit of Provincetown’s absurdist theater alive, longtime Provincetown resident Billy Hough is a musician, actor, writer and more. In his Scream Along with Billy shows he, along with bassist Sue Goldberg and special guests, take rock ‘n’ roll to a new level. A regular at Grotto Bar/Bubala’s in Provincetown and Joe’s Pub in New York, the show is part concert, part performance art, always entertaining; Billy takes audiences to places they’ve never considered.

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