Title: Spice Girls Back on TOP!
Description: reunion tour starts!!
Special Agent Jentzer - December 3, 2007 04:41 PM (GMT)
My "IT GIRLS" were spotted at the Spice Girls Concert in Vancouver last night
(hometown of ac5000.... B) )
A Fun Time was had by all!!
|The Spice Girls got a rapturous reception in Vancouver as they started a world tour with their first major concert in almost 10 years. |
The five-member U.K. group, which has already sold 55 million records, sported lingerie and leather onstage and had male dancers on their knees in dog collars during an almost two-hour show.
More than 16,000 screaming fans showed many were prepared to overlook criticism of the band for reuniting in their 30s. Ticket sales for the tour so far total more than $60 million.
In the past, the Spice Girls had been faulted for bad singing and dancing and for lip-synching. This time, the 22-song show at the General Motors Place venue had been in rehearsals for three weeks. It opened with the singers entering on raised platforms and launching into ``Spice Up Your Life,'' ``Stop'' and ``Say You'll be There.''
The Spices formed in 1994. Their nicknames (Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Baby) and phrases ``Zigga zig-ah'' and ``girl power'' were endlessly repeated.
The singers, wearing sequined costumes by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, laughed as a whip-carrying Mel B jumped into the audience to pick a male volunteer to be strapped into restraints.
More than 750,000 tickets already have been sold, according to music entrepreneur Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment Ltd., which is organizing the tour. Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, which didn't give a source, said each band member will be paid at least 10 million pounds ($20.6 million) from the ticket and CD sales. They also will benefit from merchandise sales and sponsorship deals with U.K. retailer Tesco Plc and Victoria's Secret, among others.
Gigs were originally planned in 11 cities, though that number was expanded as tickets for some concerts sold out within seconds. Tickets typically cost between $70 and $120 on first sale, though seats for some venues were soon offered for $799 for two on EBay Inc.'s Web site.
Last night's concert was preceded by invitation-only performances in Los Angeles last month -- for a BBC live charity show and at a Victoria's Secret lingerie fashion show, recorded for CBS and to be shown tomorrow.
There are now about 40 shows scheduled, with the band moving to San Jose, California, tomorrow, then to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. They'll fly to Europe where they play London, Cologne and Madrid, returning to the U.S. and Canada at the end of January.
The group saved its biggest hit for the encore. ``Have we really, really forgotten something?'' Halliwell said before bursting into ``Wannabe.'' The song originally topped the charts in 31 countries and sold six million. It was the first of nine U.K. No. 1s for the act. Now more Spice Women than Girls, their collective age is 164 years. Four of them are mothers and they have seven children between them.
``Mission Accomplished'' proclaimed a giant screen at the rear of the stage.
Outside, ``Spice Up Your Life'' aprons emblazoned with the Union Jack were priced at C$60 ($60) and ``If you wannabe my lover'' T-shirts were selling at C$45 each
ac5000 - December 4, 2007 03:58 AM (GMT)
I was there and it was amaaaaaaaaazing!
(and yes, i dragged Rick and a couple of my friends with me)
so, if they come to your town, i suggest you try and get some tickets. It might not seem worth it at the beginning, but you begin to realize how popular they actually were!
JulieFan - December 4, 2007 01:59 PM (GMT)
I didn't get tickets because they were too expensive and far away. I was a HUGE fan back then though ;) moved on to other artists now but I still like them. I loved the Victoria part when she walks on the catwalk before who do you think you are!
CalleighElleDakota - December 4, 2007 04:15 PM (GMT)
Well, the Sice Girls were a bit before my time... :lol:
JulieFan - December 4, 2007 04:23 PM (GMT)
Like Madonna, Robbie Williams, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Kylie Minogue and every other artist. Too bad for you, the 90's were the best! :) Although I would love to be born in the 80's too, also great music!
Now it's all crap trance music on my music channel :(!
JulieFan - December 4, 2007 04:28 PM (GMT)
I'm totally serious when I say that I really miss the 90's :( What a life without stress was it back then :(!
I remember how we used to dance the Macarena!
CalleighElleDakota - December 4, 2007 04:30 PM (GMT)
Well, I trust you - and I also know "old" music...
JulieFan - December 4, 2007 04:33 PM (GMT)
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We are CRAZY :P
I'm not even going to bother translating it, it totally makes no sense :P
Tell me, would you ever see something like this on American tv?
CalleighElleDakota - December 4, 2007 04:37 PM (GMT)
Lol - no, but I know the original song... :)
Special Agent Jentzer - December 4, 2007 05:47 PM (GMT)
That clearly is not the Spice Girls!!
ac5000 Glad you had a great time...they are in T.O. for two shows...maybe... :huh:
Posh looks like the tin man from wizard of oz.... :blink:
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Rach112 - December 5, 2007 09:45 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (JulieFan @ Dec 4 2007, 10:28 AM)|
| I remember how we used to dance the Macarena! |
OMG! The memories...so embarassing! :lol:
Glad you had a great time ac!
I would love to see them but they're not coming this far up the country :(
JulieFan - December 5, 2007 12:09 PM (GMT)
Yeah, the closest was in Germany 2 hours away..
Rach112 - December 5, 2007 12:27 PM (GMT)
I just watched a few clips of the show in Vancouver. It looked amazing! I think the travelling may be worth it...