The Spice Girls have returned to the stage for the first time in seven years after kicking off their Spiceworld reunion tour in Dublin last night.
The iconic girl power group initially split in 2000 after Geri Halliwell left the group. They reunited for a massive comeback tour in 2007 and 2008, before their final performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012.
Last night (May 24), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), and Geri Horner (Ginger Spice) took to the stage at Dublin’s Croke Park to perform their greatest hits, all while decked out in some of the band’s most iconic outfits.
Minus Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), the girls played to around 58,000 fans, with some saying it was the best night of their life.
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Even Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, made it out to the concert.
One fan proclaimed that it was “one of the best concerts,” while another said: “The gals are absolutely wrecking the gaff.”
Take a look at some fan responses below:
— emma (@emma13961) May 24, 2019
— Davey B (@Dave_B24) May 24, 2019
— Sarah McDonnell (@sarahmd45) May 24, 2019
— chloe☃️ (@sunflowerkissys) May 24, 2019
— Kathleen Maher (@SquidgeMundo) May 24, 2019
I had one of the best nights ever with my fave last night at Wannabe – The Spice Girls show. Let my inner spice out. #SpiceGirlsShow #Wannabe @spicegirls absolutely fantabulous! pic.twitter.com/nDDvd00yvN
— RJK (@ryankay94) May 24, 2019
— Lisa (@watsalod) May 24, 2019
— Mark Strijker (@markie24dublin) May 24, 2019
— Jorge (@maktub8a) May 25, 2019
— Alison Kane (@Ali_Kanee) May 25, 2019
But while it seemed like the general consensus was that the Spice Girls’ first show was a great success there were some who would disagree. Claiming that their experience was ruined due to sound issues, some even left the concert early.
“There’s something wrong when the crowd at @spicegirls concert are all sitting down because no one has a clue what song is on because the sound really is THAT bad,” one fan wrote. Another said: “Sorry @spicegirls but we cannot hear a thing sitting here in @CrokePark – sound is AWFUL!!!!”
See some of the complaints below:
There’s something wrong when the crowd at @spicegirls concert are all sitting down because no one has a clue what song is on because the sound really is THAT bad. @mcd_productions @CrokePark @IrishTimes @LovinDublin #SpiceWorldTour #SpiceGirl pic.twitter.com/QkENc7BJ8Y
— Sabrina Egerton (@sabrinasstyle_) May 24, 2019
Sound at @spicegirls is terrible 🙈🙈
— Danielle Ryan (@Deedeecupcake) May 24, 2019
— Rachel D (@bookgeek90) May 24, 2019
Stand 311. Sound crazy. Not the vocals…even speaking part Ridiculous. Such a shame.
— James (@james_8712) May 24, 2019
This venue sucks . The stadiums will sound amazing #spicegirls
— Shawn Connors (@CountryboiShawn) May 24, 2019
— Aileen Hickey (@aileenballyDhob) May 24, 2019
The #spicegirls put on a fabulous show tonight. But am really surprised that nobody seems to be talking about how poor the sound was. Could hardly make out the words they were saying at times. Was worst sound I’ve ever heard at a concert pic.twitter.com/UnKsi3B4Wo
— Louise Sullivan (@lousul) May 24, 2019
The sound at the Spice Girls at Croke Park is awful
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) May 24, 2019
The Spice Girls will now head to Cardiff to begin the UK leg of their brief tour, which will conclude June 15 at Wembley Stadium.
The singer revealed on BBC Radio 2 that they’re being scouted for a huge slot on Worthy Farm, although it all depends on the success of their comeback tour.