I'm glad to hear her two year engagement at Caesar's Colosseum in Las Vegas went off with a bang. Now I have just got to get my ass over to the west coast to see her. As I've seen every single one of her tours since a gay little teenager back in 1980 and being that this is her last one (supposedly) this gay boy must go on! And this time I want front row orchestra seats.
Here's a picture of Bette and her daughter Sophie. You can tell they're related! Back in 1993 when I met Bette, I also met Soph as she was being ushered into the stage door by her nanny. Even back then I recognized the all so familiar Midler cheeks.
Randy Lewis in the LA Times really clenched what Bette Midler is all about:
"By letting the seams show Midler becomes that much more human. And the more human she seems, the more truly divine she is."