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Archive for June 2012

I was your typical 90’s girl: drooling over boybands, (Backstreet Boys for me!), taking care of my virtual pet, during lessons (even having the teacher take it away!), collecting Beanie Babies, toting Lisa Frank school supplies (mostly cat designs, with the occasional dolphins!), owning several pairs of leggings, and of course…the Spice Girls! I was a fan through it all! From the first time Wannabe played on the radio, when their movie was made, when Geri left the band, when they finally said goodbye as a whole, to their reunion, and greatest hits! Another shocker: No Elton John! Really?! He’s a huge participant, through the royal wedding, greving through Princess Diana’s passing! And he’s a pretty big representative! Some of the bands included on the Olympic Playlist are, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Led Zepplin, The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and Duran Duran! Sounds great to you guys right? A little unfair to the ones pushing 21, 25, and 30, Danny Boyle! Now, don’t get me wrong, my parents grew up with this music, and with the exposure I got from these bands, even though, I’m into the rap and pop artists of my time, and I have a lot of respect for them, but by the same token, those bands have had pleanty of opportunity, and performances for such events, over the years, and it’s time for some of them to step aside, and make room for the younger generations! Sorry folks, but a Beatles Reunion, isn’t going to work, with half the band deceased!

Sure, the Spice Girls weren’t the Rolling Stones, or the Beatles. But they represented their country much more than any famous person born in the UK! They proudly flaunted around the Union Jack from the Spice Bus in the famous Spice World movie, (that I used to watch EVERYDAY of the week!), to the famous dress Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) wore on stage. Geri invented the phrase “Girl Power” and always spoke her mind. Baby boomers have been watching their favorite artists make a comeback and a reunion too long, time to give us young people a chance!

My favorite Spice Girl, Mel C, (Sporty Spice), a dedicated fan of football (I mean soccer), is very upset about the supposed setlist, and she has every right to be! If you were a proud record selling artist, or successful band that changed the world in some fashion, and all your dedicated fans, ages 18-30, were excited to hear you perform for a huge event representing your country, that would excite you, right? Then it all comes crashing down, when Danny Boyle decides NOT to invite you to perform, because there are more dedicated artists, out there. Well, that doesn’t feel to great does it? Didn’t think so!

I realize I keep mentioning in my disappointment about Baby Boomers. Like I said, this is in no way to offend or upset you at all! I realize these bands and artists you grew up with make you feel young, and proud and stuff, that’s how I feel about the Spice Girls. As I type this, I’m a bit more and more upset, until I hear otherwise, but until then, I will think back to 1998, when I wanted Pepsi, instead of Coke, because of their awesome commercial, begging my mom for quarters at the supermarket just to get Spice Girls lollies and bubblegum at the vending machine, dancing to their music, pretending to be Sporty Spice, while my (brunette) little sister was Baby. My first album ever, Spice World, even giving her the album that same year to my best friend for her birthday! Playing the cassettes in my mom’s car during carpools during brownie girl scout field trips where my mom was a co-leader, and having Spice Girls dolls, notebooks, school supplies, etc. *Sigh* Times like these I wish I could go through the time machine and relive those times, but no time machine yet, for now. Well at least one can dream, right?

 

Girl Power!

 

From their first, hopefully not last, reunion.

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