Spice Girls tour worth the wait

Morgan Boulton

As the lights dimmed, the crowd went wild, waiting for the 100-minute extravaganza of girl power about to begin.

Suddenly, five women rose from platforms onto the stage dressed in Roberto-Cavalli designer gold outfits that matched each individual personality.

Fans got what they wanted, what they really, really wanted: a Spice Girls Reunion Tour.

Screaming fans were in awe as the Spice Girls started their performance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., with a bang, singing one of their greatest hits, “Spice Up Your Life.”

They continued with some other fan favorites such as “Stop,” “2 Become 1,” “If U Can’t Dance” and “Wannabe.”

The audience consisted of a range of people from grade school girls with their parents to young adults who remembered the Spice Girls in their prime. All were up on their feet, dancing and singing along. The set list was upbeat, except for the Spice Girls’ new single “Headlines,” which was a bit of a downer.

Not only did the Spice Girls remind the spectators of their ’90s fame, but they showed them that the group’s talent reaches beyond their own music.

Each Spice Girl had solo time on stage. Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, declined the invitation to sing but instead walked the stage like a runway to the tune of “Who Do You Think You Are.”

Fans of Beckham loved watching her strut her stuff, but many questioned if she had any true singing ability.

Melanie Chrisholm, also known as Sporty Spice, rocked the concert when she belted out “I Turn To You.”

This solo showed that Sporty Spice is definitely a powerhouse and staple for the group.

The number of costumes was unbelievable, each with sparkles, sequins, funky patterns and animal prints.

Not only was there an array of costumes for each song, but each outfit had a matching bedazzled microphone.

The women looked dazzling, fit with six packs and a healthy image. However, Beckham’s body looked a bit too thin. She resembled a robot, moving so rigidly that she looked like she might break. Glamour and all, the best part of their costumes was the smile on each woman’s face as they relived the good days on stage.

It is hard to believe after watching the girls prance around together that they decided to end their tour in Toronto instead of traveling around the world.

The Spice Girls appear to be a happy, united family even including the back up dancers.

The girls slapped each others’ bottoms and giggled about Mel C’s pants-splitting episode.

However, it is hard to tell if their on-stage chemistry continues on the tour bus.

Spice Girls Reunion Tour-goers have had high hopes for this concert, and the women are successful in surpassing all expectations.

The Spice Girls proved that they still have the enthusiasm, passion and “girl power” that made them famous 10 years ago.

This concert will “Spice Up Your Life.”