Fan Frenzy As Spice Girls Kick Off Their Reunion Tour
Ginger, Scary, Baby and Sporty (sans Posh) hit the stage in Ireland on Friday to perform together for the first time in seven years.
“We’re four grown women dressed as a superhero, a princess, a queen, and a leopard -- I hope you all get a good laugh out of it because it’s all for you!”
So screamed Geri Horner (nee Halliwell) a.k.a. Ginger Spice to 75,000 fans as she took the stage with her fellow Spice Girls at Dublin's Croke Park.
Horner, 46, was joined by Emma Bunton (Baby), 43, Melanie Brown (Mel B), 43 and Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), 45.
Victoria Beckham (Posh) decided to sit the tour out to focus on her fashion brand, sending well wishes to her former bandmates with an Instagram post.
The pop starlets opened their show up with their 1997 hit "Spice Up Your Life" as fireworks exploded over the packed venue and lit up the night sky.
Evidently happy to be back on stage together, the ladies enjoyed fun banter in the middle of performing smashes like "Wannabe", "Stop" and "Goodbye".
According to concert fans the group appeared to lip-sync through a majority of their songs, opting to sing live their 1998 ballad "Viva Forever".
The group's 1990s "girl power" message appears to have found a new generation of fans, with many teens and tweens spotted in the audience.
After Dublin, the girls have a handful of concert dates across the United Kingdom, with three shows at London's Wembley Stadium in mid-June.
The group sold out the tour off the back of their most recent album -- Forever -- being released almost 20 years ago, in 2000.
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