The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour after 13 years. But some furious fans complained the sound was so bad they couldn't hear the band and some even walked out after paying 146 pounds for tickets to the first day of their tour.
The iconic band took to the stage for their first performance on Friday. The band, consisting of Emma Bunton, 43, Geri Horner, 46, Mel B, 43, and Mel C, 45, delighted the crowd of around 58,000 fans with a medley of their greatest hits. While many fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about attending the concert, others were quick to share their disappointment as sound problems inside the stadium meant they were unable to hear the show, and one fan even claimed they saw "huge numbers" walking out of the show.
#SPICEWORLD2019 #Repost @officialmelb Sound check done boom here’s a big thank you to our main man choreographer and stage director the fabulous @_paul_roberts and our individual associates ok so baby spice @emmaleebunton is @connolly82 and sporty spice @melaniecmusic is @johnnywhiteirish ginge @therealgerihalliwell is @callum_powell88 and MINE is @mylesbrownskin we couldn’t have done this without you
Several also bemoaned the issues given how much they had spent on the sold-out concert, with ticket prices ranging from 66 pounds to 146 pounds. At one point Mel B left the crowd staggered as she screamed "we're having a f****g great time", as she and the group chatted to the elated crowd. She continued by shouting "cut the c**p" and shocked fans by swearing during the action-packed show before twerking against a backing dancer wearing her iconic leopard-print catsuit.
The singer took to the stage alongside her bandmates in Dublin as they kicked off their nationwide reunion tour in fierce style following a recent eye infection. The tour commenced without former bandmate Victoria Beckham. Here is how Twitter reacted:
Travelled all day for @spicegirls in @CrokePark and these are our seats can’t see one inch of the stage How do they even sell them? We’re devastated Thinking of just heading home pic.twitter.com/aZFcB3mRF7
— Sinead K (@SineadKiely3) May 24, 2019
— ActuallyJordan (@ActuallySteven) May 24, 2019
— Clare (@goody2shus) May 24, 2019
@spicegirls at Croke Park gig and the sound is so bad . We can’t hear any of the words up in the stands !!!
— Lisa Cullen (@LisaCul95400807) May 24, 2019