Review: Spice World tour at Ashton Gate
Wow - what a performance! Despite the puddles, the wind, the constant rain, the Spice Girls gave us all a real show.
The tour, which ends June 15, is supported by the amazing Jess Glynne who worked the crowd well and sang brilliantly in her vibrant costume - a great solo performer.
The Spice Girls opened with a solid favourite, Spice Up Your Life, and closed with the crowd pleaser Wannabe. Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty gave us a fabulous mix of their greatest hits, spread throughout the evening to keep us on our feet, dancing in the rain.
A couple of sound issues did nothing to ruin the excitement and the love shown between the Spice Girls and their loyal fans.
Beautifully choreographed backing dancers filled time while costumes were changed, delighting the crowd with stunning costumes, strong moves and a lot of fun. The crowd particularly enjoyed the Argentine tango, showing a love story between two male dancers.
There was great banter between the girls and swearing aside, it was reassuring to see their personalities and relationship shining through.
All in all, a great end to a series of concerts at Ashton Gate, showcasing the facilities in South Bristol at their very best. The stadium is definitely worth a visit if you want a great evening to remember.
Review by Ruth Drury