Australian pop star Betty Who, now off her label (RCA) and working again as an independent artist, returns to Portland’s Wonder Ballroom for the latest installment of the Party in the Valley Tour. Still celebrating the release of 2017’s The Valley, Betty’s set featured an almost even split between both her albums. Also included in the set was her first single since reinstating her independent status, “Ignore Me”, and an unreleased song possibly called “Look Back.” Even Betty Who is unsure where this will lead, but fans are no doubt ecstatic about the possibility of new music in the near future.
It’s worth mentioning first that Betty Who fans (known as the ‘Who Crew’) are the nicest crowd of individuals anyone will encounter, and that Betty Who’s shows are about inclusivity and unity. The Portland crowd welcomed, and were both attentive and incredibly supportive of, Betty Who’s touring acts Spencer Ludwig and Pretty Sister. Many of her fans were lining up after the act’s respective sets for the chance to meet and talk with these artists. The way the audience interacted, talked, and danced amongst each others is a thing to be proud of. Over her music career Betty Who has built a close-knit and strong fanbase that is without question destined to grow.
After attending a Betty Who show, it becomes obvious why the community Betty has built has such a deep love and devotion for the artist. Her shows are among the most high energy and fun shows anyone can attend. The full band playing behind her, the backup dancers and added choreography her shows are known for, and her powerful vocals provide a large draw and are enticing enough; however, the most impressive thing about the show is Betty Who herself. Despite the success she’s had, she continues to be a remarkably authentic person, and shows it on stage. Her transparency and love for her fans is reflected in her performance as she constantly talks and interacts with her audience, has the largest smile throughout the set, and genuinely enjoys herself and has fun during her performance.
Betty Who’s enthusiasm is contagious, and she puts on a show and experience unlike any other. Find a date near you, and join the Who Crew, on her website.