Take it from a former Okie, you haven't made it in showbiz until you've played The Old Lady on Brady in Tulsa.
Giants from The Marx Brothers to Katherine Hepburn to Jerry Seinfeld have played the historic venue.
Saturday night's show: Clay Aiken.
Oh, he's a platinum-selling performer, but a former American Idol contestant is not exactly the kind of headliner that made The Old Lady on Brady what it is.
Maybe that was Aiken's motivation on the plane ride in Saturday. He made headlines after an incident on the plane. Something about a foot being on someone's armrest followed by a shove.
It wasn't much, but it got Aiken some pub. They know he has some spunk and isn't always such a nice guy.
And in the eyes of some music-loving Okies -- who only react to Idol contestants because it might have something to do with Carrie Underwood -- the incident validated Aiken's status to play The Brady.
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