My 5000th Post And Nothing To Say Except “Thank You…And”

This is my 5000th post and instead of trying to write something witty, I thought I’d throw the whole thing back on you. What were your Top 10 favorite Bette moments of the year and/or the decade?

To refresh your memory let’s go back to 2000 when we had the “Bette” series and the “Bette” CD, Prayer for America (2001), and what about the KMB tours, the Showgirl run, the unexpected song choice of “Midnight In Memphis” on Leno before embarking on said KMB tour.

Some of you might remember this as the Smug Mutha decade in which you met Bette, Hulaween, the Spring Picnic, Bette and the Queen!…..in other words, you have a myriad of choices. Put them in order or no special order….it’s all about Bette Midler! There’s no wrong or right answer….all of it will help jostle our memories. Just have fun with it.

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12 Responses to My 5000th Post And Nothing To Say Except “Thank You…And”

  1. Robert says:

    1. Divine Miss Millennium Concert (Watching her rise out of that globe singing, “From a Distance.”)
    2. WBMW prayer for 9/11 “Thank you, Thank you, Thank God for you!”
    3. Watching endless clips of her on YouTube. Love the Johnny Carson, “Jimmy Dean” footage.
    4. Seeing “Showgirl” twice!
    5. Seeing “KMB” thrice!
    6. Finding the music to “Martha” and transposing it to my key and changing the name of it to “Gary!”
    7. “They gave me a fucking Chihuahua?”
    8. Receiving a bootleg copy of “Clams on a Half Shelf” for free! True Bette Fans are amazing.
    9. Getting to meet Stasey Tackett and hearing her story about meeting Bette.”
    10. Hearing rumors about Bette moving to Wynn after she closes at Ceasars.

  2. stephen says:

    This is hard!

    1. Having Bette sign my 1973 Bette Midler vinyl album at the opening of the Wicked/NYRP garden in Harlem
    2. Kiss My Brass!
    3. Attending the Hurricane Katrina benefit concert where Bette performed “I think it’s Going to Rain Today” at MSG
    4. Youtube being invented and having so many Bette clips at the tips of my fingers!
    5. Release of Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee Songbook and Cool Yule.
    6. Bette performing In My Life in front of the queen
    7. Watching Art or Bust in its entirety for the very first time.
    8. Going to the Then She Found Me premiere (standing outside watching all of them go in)
    9. All the TV apperances: Bette on Inside the Actors Studio, her A&E biography, Oprah, etc.
    10… BOOTLEGBETTY!