March 27, 2011
@Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Dashing to Vegas for a 55-hour marriage.
Sunday at around 10 a.m., a man carrying a tray of giant “Britney Spears Is God” buttons shuffled past another man holding a yellow “Jesus Christ Loves You” sign and dipped into a crowd of teenagers who had waited for several hours to attend their version of morning services. The church for the day was Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, for a taping of Good Morning America's spring concert series.
Britney Spears was originally set to perform for the television program outdoors in front of the Castro Theatre. But last week the show was moved to the indoor venue amidst weather and crowd control concerns. Fans snapped up the free tickets online in fourteen minutes. Others won them on radio stations in the Bay Area, as well as places as far as Alaska, Germany, England, and France. One Danville mother told KTVU she had paid $500 for five tickets for her daughter and her friends after they had failed to grab them for free.