I just got tickets to the Spice Girls World Tour show in NJ in February. I am SO excited words can’t even explain.

Before you go pinning the “lame” label on me, just hold on…

When I was younger, I was a Spice Girls ADDICT. I mean, I lived and breathed them. I knew every dance move to every song, everything about them, and basically everything else a teenage fan does. The Spice Girls were my world. I still have every poster and every newspaper clipping from that time up on a shelf in my closet. I could never bring myself to throw away such a significant part of my childhood.

As time went on, my addiction faded, but never to the point where I became a Spice Basher. I still listened to them when no one was around and still watched for news of them.

THEN, this summer, they announced a reunion tour. My childhood dream come true. I was too young the first time around to go to a concert, but now it’s perfect! Coupled with my need to regress just before my 21st birthday, the appearance of Mel B on Dancing With The Stars, and my realization that I could rent Spice World from Netflix, my Spice addiction was back and in full force. Marathon showings of Spice World ensued and soon my iPod reloaded with all of their songs. There was only one problem. All of their US concerts were scheduled for finals period. I don’t think my professors would approve of the excuse “Sorry Prof X, I need to take the makeup final because I have to go see the Spice Girls.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

I had kind of resigned myself to the idea that I wasn’t going to be able to go. That is until I checked my email this morning. Subject: “From the Spice Girls”:

Hi there,

NEW YORK DATES ANNOUNCED

Yep it’s finally happening, and we are so excited. We are coming to NEW YORK!!!

This has been an amazing time for us and we are so excited about being in your great city. We will be at the NASSAU COLISEUM, LONG ISLAND from 6th February 2008, and then at the PRUDENTIAL CENTER, NEWARK from 10th February 2008. After this we will be live at MEADOWLANDS, NJ on 13th February 2008.

It’s going be so much fun!

Tickets are available to you exclusively from Saturday 20th 2007 at 10am. To

get your tickets its really simple. Just click on the link below and put in your unique code.

LINK: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/781267

CODE: SGER9BM22YKP

We can’t wait to see you, so don’t miss out and get your tickets by clicking on the link.

Lots of Love

Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C, Victoria

XXXXXXX

Luckily for me, I had my alarm set for 10. I don’t like to wake up too late. Fate finally seemed to be on my side. I immediately logged into Ticketmaster and 1 hour later I am the proud keeper of two rather good seats to the show. The first thing I did after was call my friend of 17 years, Erin and tell her to start saving her pennies, we were finally about to live out or childhood dream. Sure, it’s during the peak of snow season here, but NOTHING will keep me from going to this show. I’ll rent a snowmobile and drive it the 5 hours if I have to. I’m going to see the Spice Girls!!!!