Good Morning America
And here we thought San Franciscans only lined up for new Apple products. The scene outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this morning outmatched the fervor of any iPad release - complete with drag queens in school girl outfits, gaggles of bubbly tweens and of course, a solid gay fan base, many of whom had camped out overnight to secure a good viewing of Britney Spears' highly-anticipated free concert. The show, which was originally slated to go down in front of the Castro Theatre but was canceled last week due to rain concerns, sold out in less than 14 minutes as a ticketed event.
The bonanza was a promotion for Britney's new album Femme Fatale -- and this morning, she sang (lip-synched) and shimmied to three of her new songs ("Hold It Against Me," Big Fat Bass" and "Till the World Ends") for the Good Morning America cameras, which were taping the whole affair to be broadcast on next Tuesday morning's show. Brit's a little careful on stage these days, always looking a bit afraid she's gonna fall (legitimate concern). But she and her fem-bot body suits were looking pretty good -- and did some convincing hip thrusts and confident side-stomps amid an army of 1,000-calorie-a-move backup dancers, explosions and hair blowers.