Spice Girls At The O2: The Verdict

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Spice Girls At The O2: The Verdict

It's been a bad few weeks for the Spice Girls: they released the worst selling Children In Need single ever (to put this into perspective, let's remember that Martine McCutcheon once had a Children In Need single. Martine McCutcheon), appeared in terrible Tesco adverts, played to half full shows in America and Baby Spice sprained her little baby ankle on stage. However, little Emma Bunton ingested her weight in painkillers, soldiered on and appeared this weekend alongside the other Spices at the O2 centre. Let's see what the papers had to say,

The Telegraph:

Their charm lay in the fact that they bopped about like an average bunch of excitable girls on a night out.

Decked out in glitter, the Spice Girls looked like a set of skinny Woolworth baubles - cheap and cheerful but not at all to my taste.

The Times:

The show reached its peak when Beckham strode down the catwalk in a mock fashion shoot complete with Spice Boys posing as paparazzi.

The Guardian:

There are also squawky covers of Kool and the Gang's Celebration and Sister Sledge's We Are Family, presumably intended to illustrate that the years of bitching are behind them, but which have the disturbing side-effect of making you feel like you're imprisoned in the world's biggest Wetherspoons on karaoke night.

The Sun:

Posh, Ginger, Scary, Baby and Sporty wowed their eager fans at the concert with brilliant dance routines, all their classic songs and very sexy outfits.

The Daily Mail:

There's trouble in Spice paradise.

Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton weren't best pleased with the special treatment Posh was receiving.

Every time Victoria Beckham took to the microphone the crowd in the O2 Arena burst into insane applause, despite the fact she didn't have very many lines to sing.

Fight fight fight! They hate each other. Brilliant.

Not exactly rave reviews, but what are we to expect from a tour that's a blatant money grab? Thankfully they've made enough that we probably won't have to see or hear from them again for at least 20 years.

Last Updated 17 December 2007