Mel B blew me a kiss, SHE DID! Just ask Kat, she saw it! And I have PROOF!
Mel C winked at me, erhm, I think. I got no proof.
Emma was totally checking Kat out, for reals.
Is Posh a fembot?
Not much love from Vicky or Geri but I think they sorta space out a bit when performing. Or maybe all that dieting has made them light headed?
Geri seemed a little insecure about her dancing - I think she needs to eat something.
How do I know ALL this?? Because last night I was not at home watching the Oscars as is my normal MO. Instead, Kat and I journeyed far off to another country to see the 3rd to the last EVER Spice Girls Show!
And we had 7th row seats which also happened to be right next to the catwalk! We were spitting distance from the lovely ladies Spice and we had room to DANCE! Kat saw the peach fuzz on Ginger's legs! I marveled at their toned tummies!
It is official. I can die happy now (although an Oscar before death is always nice...). At almost 35 years of age I have finally come face to face with my dream team, my British ladies du jour, my colorful jars o'spices.
I was supposed to see the girls in Newark but that didn't work out for a number of reasons. So I was prepared to accept that I would NEVER see all 5 of my beauties on stage together in this lifetime.
Then I pulled myself together, scored some awesome tickets on Craig's List, found a partner in crime and high tailed it to Montreal's Bell Centre Sunday night for SPICE!
The show was bigger and better than anything I could have imagined. A visual delight for the eyes with huge TV screens, massive moving set pieces, costume changes a plenty and about 20 Spice Boy back up dancers. The choreography was delicious and just about every dance style was on display. The songs were remixed and fresh and the girls were delectable.
It was worth every penny even if the beers did cost $10 and the t-shirts were $50?! Choke, gag!
When the lights went down I thought I might pass out from excitement. And when the girls sashayed past us - 6 feet away from my quivering toes - I screamed like a little wild girl discovering candy. Oh, THE JOY.
I made a video/pic montage - of course - but tried not to focus too much on my camera. It was creepy. Everyone in the place was holding up camera phones, Blackberries and the like. No one seemed to be watching the actual performance. A sea of little viewfinders. Kat wisely reminded me, "Don't forget to watch the show!" Thanks Kat!
The footage I did take was awful cause I couldn't hold still and instead, bounced around and danced like an insane person. And there was some screaming too, ok, more like screeching.
I started liking the girls when I worked at Tippett Studio. I was miserable and working long hours on The Haunting when I became suddenly addicted to all things Spice. And because I worked with a lot of nice people with cash to spend, I ended up with every available Spice Girl doll, figurine, notebook, tattoo, pencil, microphone, etc. Thanks Tippetters!
It is hard to explain why I like The Spice Girls so much. It has something to do with their unique joie de vivre (as evidenced here in their recent backstage shenanigans). They truly seem to enjoy each other's company and live each moment on earth to its fullest (check out their first ever goofy TV interview). Plus, they dress up in girly clothes and dance around whilst singing, sign me up.
That was probably the one time I will EVER see all 5 of The Spice Girls TOGETHER on stage performing. Like I told the American border patrol guard when crossing back into America:
US Border Control: Why were you in Canada?
Me: TO SEE THE SPICE GIRLS at the Bell Centre!!!
US Border Control: What? Are they still around?
Me with Crazy Eyes: YES! This is the first time they played together in 10 years and the last time they were in the States Geri had already quit the band and they will probably NEVER play together again AND this was their THIRD to last show!!!
Kat pipes in from the passenger seat: And we were in the SEVENTH ROW!!!!
Border Patrol man rolls his eyes bemusedly and waves us through. THE POWER OF SPICE!
WARNING: Video may cause motion sickness and eardrum damage. ENJOY!