The Spice Girls Reunion Tour Kicked Off In Dublin With Fans Upset By The Shitty Sound Quality
The first night of the Spice Girls (sans Posh) UK reunion tour finally happened last night in Dublin, Ireland, and instead of the sound of a million post-pubescent nostalgia thirsty middle aged fans screaming “Zigzag Ah” along with the band, it was more like the crowd holding up ear trumpets and asking “Zigazig- HUH?” because the sound quality in Croke Park was so terrible, reportedly. Was this a calculated move to mask how awful the vocals
still now sound, or did the sound engineer forget to leave off all the mics except for Sporty Spice Mel C‘s like the old days? Come on, we all know that Sporty’s the only one who can really “sing“.
In any case, the shitty sound of the premiere show had fans walking out in the middle of the performance, even after some people paid hundreds of dollars per ticket for the show, which sold out in minutes. Okay, Posh Spice, you can go ahead and remove the pins from the throats of your Spice Girls voodoo dolls now. Geez, can’t you let the other Spices have any fun without you?
Here’s a clip from the show and it sounds like they used a rotten potato for the speaker:
The fact that four out of the five Spices made it far enough to grace the stage (sound or not) was truly a miracle, with Mel B‘s big mouth blabbing about her hook-up with Ginger, and Ginger’s denial of the affair (yeah, right, Ginger. You don’t have to be embarrassed, it was the Nineties! If you couldn’t hook up with one of your best girlfriends, who could you hook up with?) threatening to bust up the tour before it even got started. Not to mention Mel B’s
herpes of the eye disease which stole her vision and threatened to have her perform her set in Scary Pirate Spice drag.
Ok, the first night of the tour wasn’t ALL bad. The people in the front of the stage could hear the band, and The Irish Times reported that the Spices started the show with the uplifting message: “We welcome all ages, all races, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all religions and beliefs, all abilities” before leading with Spice Up Your Life. Having personally attended a four member (minus the Ginger add a pinch of Posh) Spice Girls concert at the Tacoma Dome in 1998, I can vouch for the merits of a soundless Spice Girls show after walking out with a ringing in my ears that only the non-stop three hour screaming of 10 year old girls can produce. They should roll with this experiment and just settle for an acoustic version of The Spice Girls. I’m sure the songs would translate REALLY well.
Here’s more clips from last night:
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