There was a time when the Spice Girls were inseparable. When they were busy spicing up our lives and encouraging everybody to zig-a-zig-ah, they always rolled as a unit. Then the individual members started breaking off to focus on solo careers and marrying soccer players, and eventually seeing the Spice Girls all together in one place became rarer and rarer.
Like Haley’s Comet, they’re back, though not under the oft-rumored context of another proper reunion. Rather, the five members of the group—Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), Victoria Beckham (Posh), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), and Geri Halliwell (Ginger)—got together to celebrate Viva Forever, a musical based around the Girls’ music that opens on December 11 in London. They were last seen together taking a final bow on stage at the conclusion of their 2008 reunion tour, and there was a great deal of doubt that the entire team would be present for the opening of the show. But Beckham relented, and the Spice Girls all posed for photos.
There have been suggestions swirling that the Girls might be performing as part of the Olympics in London, though nothing has been booked.
For the shot, the quintet posed on the staircase of the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, which hardcore fans will recognize as the location used for their breakthrough music video “Wannabe” way back in 1996.
What do you think? Do you miss the crazy hair and questionable fashions of the inhabitants of Spice World? Or have you permanently moved on to One Direction?