A wee Bette Midler
Bette Midler bought out Babalu for a holiday party for her crew. Midler, who was here a couple weeks ago performing at St. Paul’s X, didn’t perform at the club, but members of her band played with members of a Babalu house band. Midler’s band seemed to enjoy playing jazz, which doesn’t make up much of her stage show. Midler dined and walked around, very low key. If you didn’t know who she was, you might not have noticed her. She’s a lot smaller in the real life than her enormous stage presence.