Happy Birthday Scary Spice!

29 May

Spice Girl Melanie Brown turns 35 today.

I was obsessed with the Spice Girls as a little kid.  They were actually the first concert I saw, at the Meadows in Connecticut.  This was in the days before Ticketmaster and the phone lines had been tied up all day.  My mother finally got through at a gas station pay phone–no cell phones yet either–and when she got lawn seats to see this British five some, I actually got excited that I almost vomited.

Not much changed over the years.  I went to see the Spice Girls yet again on their reunion tour my sophomore year in college at the TD Garden in Boston.  Not wanting to be huge tools by dressing up like members of the band, my friends and I wore matching sparkly tube tops.  I think we still looked like huge tools.

Sometimes I think I would’ve been a lot better off in life if I had listened to the advice the Spice Girls gave me through song.  When all my friends didn’t like a guy I was seeing, I should’ve remembered that if you wannabe my lover, you gotta get with my friends.  Blah day?  I obviously needed to spice up my life.

The Spice Girls were a huge chunk of my childhood–my first CD, my first concert–and I can’t believe Scary is turning 35.  In honor of this holiday, I will spend at least 10 minutes slamming my body down and winding it all around.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: