Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Spice girls reunion

Yep, it looks like those wild Brit-chicks have decided to set their differences aside for a while and to bombard the world with their 'girl power' message once again (even though these funky mommas are well beyond the 'girl' stage of their lives by now ; )

I'd love to be a fly-on-the-wall for that tour, as I'm sure that there will be a healthy mix of loving and hating going on backstage. If only one of them ran a proper blog (I know that Victoria runs a blog, but come on, that blog is just a load of nonsense, isn't it?)

I remember them coming into the MTV studio for-what I believe was-the first ever Spice Girls TV performance. They did a short interview and an acapella. It was before the release of 'Wannabe' and I'm not sure if they had even recorded any songs yet at that point. Anyway, they were a complete whirlwind. We had never seen anything like it in the MTV hallways. These girls were brash, loud, funny & super confident. Geri Halliwell ran into my dressing room and pinched my bum (so does that put me at one or two degrees of separation from Nelson Mandela, as my bottom was pinched by the same hand that pinched his bottom?)

Anyway, apart from the fact that we found these girls highly entertaining, none of us at MTV thought that they had much of a future. How wrong we were!!!!! We just couldn't imagine at that point in time (when boy bands ruled the world), how a girl band could have the same kind of impact. Especially as these girls were not all that talented to begin with. I mean, their acapella was okay, but nothing to write home about. I've often thought back of that first meeting with the girls and it always made me giggle. Especially once they got to the height of their fame. It really was something we could never have predicted.

Anyway, the Spice Girls have always been lovely to me. Unlike the girl band that tried to follow in their footsteps: All Saints. They were arrogant & mean, right from the start. Especially the Appleton sisters. They have always been complete bitches (I still can't see how lovely Liam Howlett ended up marrying one of them. Maybe they changed since I knew them? God knows)

Oh, another Spice Girls memory: I was having a drink with Victoria Beckham (way before she became a Beckham) and my dear friend Caroline Prothero, when the owner of the bar/restaurant decided to send us over some Champagne on the house. The waitress got so nervous that she ended up tipping the whole tray of filled Champagne glasses straight over Victoria.

Victoria was totally drenched, whilst the panicked waitress and ran off into the kitchen. Victoria was such a great sport about it. She just laughed and said 'Don't worry, it will dry off. It's not like it's red wine or anything'. She quickly followed the poor waitress into the kitchen and brought her back out, all the while comforting her, saying 'See, you can't even see it' (You could)

I know people often give Victoria a hard time and I know that she often brings it on herself too, but this experience showed me a very different side to her. A side that was totally down-to-earth and kind.

Anyway, if you're off to see the Spice Girls in concert, enjoy! Let these lovely ladies spice up your life once more.


Csaba said...

Hi Simone! Wish I have found your blog earlier! Just wanted to say u were my fave on MTV and I stayed up late just to see MTV Dance when I was a kid. Good job girl and we will miss you forever!

lots of love from Hungary

breatnyS said...

Never seen Spice Girls on concert, I was not going to see it, Spice Girls tickets got sky rocked thanks to stupid brokers. But even if I had seen it, I wouldn't buy it. I'd rather wait and see it on DVD. Well suprise I changed my mind and I got 2 tix for the Spice Girls show I was looking for tickets thanks god there sites like Ticketwood which work as comparators here is the site
Spice Girls Tickets http://www.ticketwood.com/concerts/Spice-Girls-Tickets/index.php. So any body going to the Spice Girls concert ??