What seems odd to me is your insistence that you've been a fan since "year one." She has always been an outrageous performer, her persona of the Divine Miss M allowing her to comment on and then inhabit a number or a bit. Even at the baths when she was in her late 20s she would make reference to hard she was working or if a joke didn't land. Spontaneity has been her performing hallmark her entire onstage career. She's not going to let go of that now. Her audience loves it whether she's Delores Del Lago or Dolly Levi.