Bette Midler Performed At WorldPride NY At The Javits Center Last Night
Written by Mister D
As I knew she would, she sang Friends. It’s like she’s come back full circle. I’m so glad I fell in love with her on her first appearance on Johnny. She sang Am I Blue. I was 13 or 14 and my mom remembers i just said she’s going to be a huge star. And I was young and that was not the kind of music I knew much about, but I never had somebody draw me into a song like that. She sang it and her face, voice, and hands told the story. She was like a mini movie. But when I saw the tears it was all over for me. I was so critical of everybody else after that. I had favorites, but nothing approached the way I felt about Bette Midler.
When she starred in the Rose, I thought she could walk on water. I think I went to the theater close to 100 times. I would bring anybody and say you will never see a performance this raw again. And I haven’t. Hedwig on Broadway came kind of close, but the movie I didn’t quite get into. And for the longest time, I irritated everybody who went to movies with me, because I always thought in many that I saw Bette could’ve have torn that role up.
I was ecstatic when her movie career jumpstarted again, but I thought like others Hollywood never tapped into her full potential, but Bette made sure she stayed relevant in every decade through movies, concerts, TV, and special events. And omg Broadway!!! I fill one day Hollywood better give her a fucking Oscar and not the way they treated Doris Day.
She should get a Kennedy Honors and inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame because her 70’s concerts to the Rose to Art or Bust were Rock and Roll and she brought cabaret to Rock. She was unique and broke boundaries, censored, had setbacks but she finally got the whole mixture right and I mean perfected – just outstanding. She had finally worked on her voice until it was perfected. Many critics before, who did love her, talked about her just missing notes here and there but used to love watching her give it her best and it actually added some weird extra element to her whole persona. But that’s just me. She also deserves another star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her movie work. The star she has now is only for her musical contributions. So we all should come together and see what we can do to make these things happen.
We need a good organizer. I’m good at research. Probably need letter writers. Just get with me with your ideas. I want her to have it all. We don’t need a lot of separate Bette communities writing. We need one name to go under. I don’t need to use my name or site. I’ve done very well and don’t have much to prove, but if we could come up with a name and a few board members, for lack of a better word, this could work Everybody set your differences aside and let’s work together as a Bette Community. Thank you, Don,