BetteHead Review: Review – Bette Midler – Divine Intervention by Jennifer Cook

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Bette Midler brings out an emotion response in me that is hard to understand. She is truly one of those people that, if I ever meet, when I finally meet, I will cry like a baby in front of.

For me, it started in sixth grade in 1988. Middle school is awkward as hell and I didn’t have cable ”“ those were some rough years. 🙂 But a teacher of mine saw this movie and for some reason, thought I would like it. I remember her giving me a VHS copy of the movie, Big Business which she recorded from HBO. I watched that movie NON-STOP. In fact, I can act out many scenes from it. If you haven’t seen it ”“ WATCH IT. It’s hands-down my favorite Bette Midler movie. Especially this scene. In fact, I need to remember this for a Halloween costume

I have seen Bette 4 times in concert already. So when this latest tour was announced, I jumped to see her again. But then found out I would be out-of-town during it!! TRAGIC! After a crazy last-minute turn of events, the stars aligned and my husband and I were driving down to Fort Lauderdale to see the Divine!

Also ”“ it was opening night! So the stars were out”¦including her husband, writer Bruce Vilanch and even Gloria Estafan! The theater was a perfect size ”“ not too big, not too small. Our seats were great and she put on an amazing show. I’m not going to lie when I say I cried from start to finish. To see her on that stage, giving every ounce of herself to her craft. She’s singing to me. I cry now even typing this. I’m pretty sure she was also crying throughout the show. It’s been 10 years since she’s gone on the road on tour. There was a stretch of very emotional songs and she seemed to really be overwhelmed by the emotion. It was so touching. She is everything I wish I could be.

Here’s a look at the set list. It was opening night so I’m sure things will change. I’m not going to give any spoilers. I was very surprised and very touched with many of the things she and her Harletts did ”“ so don’t want to ruin it!


Divine Intervention
I’ve Still Got My Health
Throw It Away
Be My Baby (Mister D: This song has since been removed from set list)
Tell Him
He’s Sure The Boy I Love
Da Do Ron Ron
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Everybody Knows – New cover and it’s amazing!
I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
I Put A Spell On You
Optimistic Voices/Bird In The Hand
Beast of Burden
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Miss Otis Regrets
The Rose
From A Distance
Stay With Me
Wind Beneath My Wings
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Her performance of ”˜Stay With Me’ was just as powerful as I expected it to be. I’m not sure I’ve seen her do that one live. My cry turned into a sob at that point. It was just amazing.

Hands down ”“ my favorite performer/singer/actress in the world.

Also, when I have a boat, it will be named Delores DeLago ”“ the toast of Chicago. Here’s a look at some of my pictures. I really didn’t take a lot ”“ I was enjoying the moment. Bette would be proud.

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