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40th Anniversary Castro Street Fair Extra Special With Lineup inc. David Harness, Pete Avila, Cookie Dough + The Monster Show

Posted by Billyjam, October 5, 2013 11:32am | Post a Comment
Every year on the first Sunday in October in the Castro District of San Francisco both residents of and visitors to the pioneering LGBT friendly SF neighborhood have good reason to celebrate since that is when the annual Castro Street Fair takes place. But this year's event - happening tomorrow Sunday, October 6th, from 11am to 6pm - is gonna be extra special since it is the 40th anniversary of the pride themed festival that was founded founded by the late great Harvey Milk back in 1974 when he envisioned "a neighborhood fair" with an emphasis on the community and the inhabitants of that (Castro) community. In the four decades since its inception the Castro Street Fair has steadily evolved and grown just as gay rights have (slowly but steadily) evolved across this nation with San Francisco's Castro District being a symbol for many in the national movement for equality for all.

To celebrate this landmark year there are some great performers scheduled between the different entertainment areas including the Main Stage where headliner Peaches will be at 4pm, and The Monster Show with Cookie Dough & DJ MC2 who will be onstage at both 12:30pm and 2pm when they'll do two Wizard Of Oz themed performances with ensemble members including Sue Casa as The Scarescrow, Bebe Sweetbriar as The Good Witch, Crafty Dough as Toto, and Adam Brown as The Gatekeeper. Meanwhile on the Fair's  Legends Stage  turntable masters will include David Harness at 3pm and Pete Avila who will be spinning the final set at 5pm - each DJ spins for one hour. (for full performers line-up and times at all areas click here under "Entertainment"). This week I caught up with David Harness, Pete Avila, and Cookie Dough to ask them each three questions about this year's Castro Street Fair and its meaning to them.

Amoeblog: What does the Castro Fair represent to you and/or others?

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