Spears Look-a-Likes Still Playing the Castro

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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Spears Look-a-Likes Still Playing the Castro

A wax like figure of Britney Spears strikes a pose. Photo: Miss Shari on Flickr

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Stormy weather is forcing Britney Spears to move her show indoors but that isn't not dampening the party.
   
The pop superstar was suppose to perform at the Castro Theatre on Sunday but now Spears will play the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium instead.

Despite some neighborhood concerns about Spears playing in the Castro, one neighborhood business is taking the oppurtunity to celebrate.

Castro retailer Under One Roof is celebrating all week by displaying a Spears wax figure  from the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. 

Patrons who pay a suggested donation can be photographed with the  figure, and on Friday evening, the retailer, located at 518 Castro St., is hosting a Spears look-alike contest.

Supervisor Scott Wiener is scheduled to judge the contest, said  one of Under One Roof's founders, David Perry

All proceeds collected by Under One Roof will go to charitable  contributions, Perry said.

"Any time a star of this magnitude comes to San Francisco it just  proves what we already know: San Francisco is a wonderful hub for culture and  pop music," Perry said.
   
He added that Spears has been "incredibly supportive" of the LGBT  community, and that featuring her wax figure is a way to thank her for her  work and draw attention to Under One Roof's mission.

"I think I know exactly where I will be Sunday morning -- along  with thousands of other people," he said.

If you still want to see the real thing, the hour-long performance will be free and air Tuesday on ABC's Good  Morning America to coincide with the release of Spears' latest album, "Femme  Fatale," according to the network.

Tickets are required for the concert, which begins at noon. Ticket  information will be available at www.abcnews.com/gma after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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