Our Best Bette!
A couple of weeks ago, Boyfriend and I drove out to Vegas to meet Little Brother and his BFF for a series of adventures that can best be described as a Totally Gay Vegas Weekend. My brother's BFF, Mike, is the world's most amazing hair stylist and lives in Vegas. He's an honorary Tomlin - my other little brother. He's also a fabulous host whenever we're all crashing at his place. (Thanks, Mikey! XOXO) Blast for not having any hair for him to cut and style this time! So I got a mani-pedi while my bro got his hair done. (Thanks, Little Brother! XOXO)
I know what you're thinking: "Girlbert, what kind of a brother makes his sister, her brain tumor, and her chaffeur/boyfriend drive all the way to Vegas to see him for the first time in over a year?" And I'd say, "The World's-Biggest-Bette-Midler-Fan, that's what kind of brother!" January 31st just happened to be Bette Midler's closing night after her two-year run at Caesar's Palace in The Showgirl Must Go On. I saw her on opening night with the same boys two years ago, so it only seemed appropriate that we were there on closing weekend.
Bette was A-MAZING. Everyone was in tears for the last few numbers, including the Divine Miss M. It was Boyfriend's first Bette Experience, and as he put it, "She rocked! And she's hilarious - I had no idea." I remember feeling the same way when I saw her for the first time on her Kiss My Brass tour - no idea she was such a fantastic entertainer.
And entertain us she did! Her final performance was particularly moving because Bette was genuinely sad it was over. Us, too. We love you, Bette!
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