The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour, as the iconic band took to the stage for their first performance in Dublin on Friday.
Emma Bunton, 43, Geri Horner, 46, Mel Brown, 43, and Mel C, 45, delighted the crowd of around 58,000 fans with a medley of their greatest hits, and Ginger Spice even paid homage to her iconic Union Jack dress with a red and blue Renaissance-style gown.
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.
Although fans were delighted to see the band finally reunite to kick off their tour, some took to social media to complain that sound issues meant they were unable to hear the show, with one even claiming they saw members of the audience leaving the concert.
Several also bemoaned the issues given how much they had spent on the sold-out concert, with ticket prices ranging from £66 to £146.
One wrote: ‘Sound is so bad… v disappointing,’ while another posted: ‘Be great if someone could tell the sound people at Spice Girls that the audience can’t hear them.’
Another also tweeted: ‘There’s something wrong when the crowd at @spicegirls concert are all sitting down because no one has a clue what song is on because the sound really is THAT bad.’
‘Sound! Sort the sound out @spicegirls team. Is it the band or the sound engineer?’ a fan angrily posted.
At one point Mel 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’, before making a bizarre comment about racism as she claimed she was ‘allowed to be [racist]’, she said: ‘Everyone knows I’m racist, I’m allowed to be I’m black.’