In just over a week my sister and I will be heading to Wembley Arena to see the Spice Girls perform as part of their reunion tour. To say I’m a little bit excited would be an understatement.
As a little girl, I lived and breathed the Spice Girls. One of my most vivid memories of my childhood was sitting with my Nan and writing a letter to them all about my day and putting a Smartie each inside the envelope for them (I can only have been about 4, and while I loved them, I clearly still wanted the rest of the smarties myself.)
I had every CD and knew every song off by heart, watched the Spice World video on repeat, recorded every TV advert they were ever in, tuned in to every (child friendly) TV appearance, learned every dance routine, put on my own little Spice Girls shows with my friends and was lucky enough to get to go and see them perform live twice! Every birthday, Easter & Christmas was filed with some sort of Spice Girls memorabilia and I remember having a Spice Girls Birthday cake at my 5th birthday party – DAY MADE. The Spice Girls were my heroes and I sobbed my little heart out when the news broke that they were splitting up.
19 years on I’m still listening to their music. I still dance it out to Wannabe in my living room. It seems my love for the Spice Girls never ran out as my sister (who is 10 years younger than I am) knows every word to every song and my daughter (aged 2) joins in too. I’d be inclined to say that the five ladies who taught me everything there is to know about Girl Power, the importance of loving your Mama, that real friendship never ends and to never give up on the good times are top of the list on the role model front. Not to mention the fact that they are, after all the Queens of female empowerment.
So imagine my excitement when Florence handed me my card on Mother’s Day and inside were two tickets to go and see them again! I think it might be time to recreate this photo…
The Spice girls have reunited with Walkers in a bid to find their #BestEverFan and their campaign was launched on ITV last night when their new advert was aired in the AD break of Britain’s Got Talent – did it give anyone else all the nostalgic feels seeing them & ol’ Gary Linnekar back on the TV promoting the Nation’s favourite crisps as they did all those years ago?
The Spice Girls remaining tour dates are:
· Monday 3rd June – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium
· Tuesday 4th June – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium
· Thursday 6th June – Sunderland – Stadium Of Light
· Saturday 8th June – Edinburgh – BT Murrayfield Stadium
· Monday 10th June – Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium
· Thursday 13th June – London – Wembley Stadium
· Friday 14th June – London – Wembley Stadium
· Saturday 15th June – London – Wembley Stadium
It goes without saying that you should only buy from official advertised agents if you’re thinking of going along to one of their shows.
Say you’ll be there?
JUST SO YOU KNOW…
This is a paid collaboration with Walkers crisps. All thoughts and views expressed in this post are my own.