Spice Girls fans walk out of first reunion show complaining sound is 'horrific'

Yahoo Staff Writer
Spice Girls from left, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner pose for a photo during a live appearance on a radio show at Global Radio in Leicester Square, London, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The Spice Girls will reunite for a British stadium tour next summer. The band plan to take the stage without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as "Posh Spice" during the group's 1990s pop heyday. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP)

The Spice Girls' opening show has been hit by technical problems with fans reportedly walking out in 'huge numbers'.

Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton took the stage in Stoke Park, Dublin on Friday for the opening night of their sell-out Spice World 2019 reunion tour.

Horner and Mel B appeared to have put their rift behind them as they were pictured embracing in between songs. Ans Scary Spice appeared without an eyepatch, despite being left in agony with an eye infection that affected her vision just days before the show.

But fans took to Twitter to complain that they could not hear the sound, and some walked out in anger having paid from £66 to £146 on tickets.

Many claimed they could not hear the music or what the band were saying on stage, blaming the sound technicians and appealing for them to "sort it out". But for some ticket-holders it was all too much and they chose to leave the venue.

The days leading up to the concert had seen the band dogged by rumours they were in crisis. Horner and Mel B were said to have fallen out after Mel B claimed she and Horner had had a lesbian fling during the nineties, which Horner denied.

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And Scary Spice was forced to deny reports she had gone blind in one eye after being struck with a painful eye infection.

But many fans were delighted with the Spice Girls' return in Dublin last night which saw Horner wearing a new Union Jack dress in homage to the famous outfit she performed in at the BRIT Awards in 1997.

Victoria Beckham chose not to join her former bandmates on this latest reunion tour, despite several meetings with the other Spice Girls in the run up to its announcement. But Mel B hinted on Celebrity Juice this week that Posh Spice will be making a surprise appearance at some point.

In a clip posted online from the Dublin show, during the performance of Wannabe, when Horner rapped: "Easy V doesn't come for free, she's a real lady," Mel B added a loud, sarcastic laugh.

Beckham sent the rest of the band a good luck message on Instagram, writing: "Good luck to the girls today as they start their tour! x VB"

The Spice Girls continue the tour in Cardiff on Monday night and will play Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol, before finishing with three show's at London's Wembley Stadium.

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