I've mentioned before that I bartended at Yellowstone Lake in the Summer and Old Faithful in the winter for six years in the the 90s. Most of my friends that stuck around moved to Gardner, Livingston, Cooke City, Bozeman, and the places around there. Most working as tour guides, photographers, hospitality industry. A few made it to Missoula teaching at the university or working for the government. A few others migrated south to Jackson If I hadn't gotten together with my wife I'd still be out there. Of all those places Bozeman is the one that's changed the most, experiencing rapid growth. I was last there in 2016. If you say it had a weird vibe I'd say it's because Bozeman hasn't been able to settle in to a groove in decades. The town is a little schizo, with the constant rapid growth and a large transient population. Severity of the winters appeals to the weird folks too. If my wife divorces me and my daughter cuts ties that's where you'll find me, trying to turn Montana blue.