Betty Who

words/photos Jennie Book

To be a fly on the wall when the Betty Who camp was choosing tracks to perform live for the Big! Tour — the catalog is vast and deep with bunches of bangers mixed with beautiful quiet tunes, so how to pick? No need to worry because the setlist was flawless at about 22 songs, plus a medley towards the front of the show that went like: Glory Days / Old Me / Pretend You’re Missing Me / Look Back / Lovin’ Start / You Can Cry Tomorrow. I mean… right?

Betty Who (Jessica Newham) plus her two dancers Joshua Pelatzky and Ricky Munoz and band put on an energy-filled, fun, choreographed show that didn’t quit, and the crowd was there for every second of it. San Francisco loves their favorites, and Betty Who is a big favorite as evidenced by the singing, smiling, Who Crew t-shirted, dancing crowd who stayed until the last notes of I Love You Always Forever faded.

Betty Who’s music is consistently pop-excellent, with each album growing in depth and production, and with everybody involved at the top of their craft. Even though the Warfield stop in SF was the second to last night of the tour with the final show in Los Angeles the following evening, new and old fans can keep their dancing shoes busy and their vocal cords stretched with many different excellent albums, plus frequent new material and communication from Betty Who at @bettywho on IG and YouTube.