KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – A man campaigning to become king of the island’s Fantasy Fest celebration completed 57 hours of living in a department store display window on Sunday.

Gregg McGrady, 41, entered the window of a boutique department store Friday morning to begin the stunt.

“Finally, I’ll be able to get some sleep,” McGrady said after stepping out of the window.

For a donation, supporters and spectators could join him in the street-facing window for meals, cocktails or chats with onlookers. The stunt raised more than $10,000.

Crowns go to contenders who raise the most money for AIDS Help.

One mother donated $60 after she dropped off her child to hang out with McGrady in the window for half an hour.

The outrageous Fantasy Fest festival is scheduled Oct. 20-29.

Since 1989, Fantasy Fest king and queen contests have collected about $2.25 million for the Florida Keys-based AIDS Help.


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