Why spending money on Spice Girls tickets is a good idea (even though I didn’t do it)

Were you born in the 80s? Are you a child of the 90s? We’re you a Spice Girls fan? What am I saying… ARE you a Spice Girls fan? If so, it can’t have escaped your noticed that the Spice Girls are on tour and it’s got me all feeling nostalgic…

I have to admit, I’m jealous. Many of my friends have got tickets to see the new Spice Girls tour and only last week I received a Whatsapp message from my bestie who happened to be in a stadium full of twinkling lights watching the Spice Girls storming the stage. Oh to be there.

I was a huge Spice Girls fan in the 90s. I even went as far as having the ‘Ginger Spice’ blonde streaks and red hair. I wore platform boots and velvet jackets and I’m sure I looked just like Baby Spice in the 2 Become 1 music video. Yeah, right. I’m so glad there aren’t many photos of me during the 90s – thank goodness for pre-digital!

Could I have been their ‘biggest fan’ during my youth? I knew all the words. I learnt all the dance routines in my bedroom. I had four best friends for a reason. Dancing to Who Do You Think You Are in Brit-Awards-style-formation was so much easier with the right number of friends around you.

Even at university I donned my pink glittery baby-doll platform heels and a pink dress on 90s night. I’m kinda tempted to get out my union jack dress fancy dress costume right now, if it wasn’t so awkward to wear a union flag these days..!

Why then, as such a huge fan, did I not book tickets for the Spice Girls tour this year? Ever since the tour kicked off last week I’ve spotted countless videos, photos and stories on Instagram and Facebook of people I follow enjoying the shows. Even a Canadian vlogger I watch on YouTube was getting on a plane to Dublin last week. Argh. And now, I’m kicking myself.

What seemed like a lot of money to spend out on tickets at the time, now seems like something I wish I’d saved up for. I’m experiencing FOMO on a grand scale right now! I keep reminding myself that I wouldn’t enjoy a show in a stadium setting, and I can listen to my SPICE LP at home any time I want (yes, my husband bought it for me last Christmas). But still…

Maybe there’s a chance for me yet. Even though the tour sold out super-fast time, leaving no chance for ditherers like me, perhaps there’s another way I could get hold of tickets. Did you see that Walkers crisps advert during the Britain’s Got Talent final last night? If not, here it is again:

Maybe I could still be the Spice Girls’ #BestEverFan, eh? And then I can win myself some tickets and have a chance to see the show that everyone is talking about. This competition is now closed, but my entry is in – and I can dream, can’t I?

The moral of this story is; if you want to do something, don’t let the cost hold you back. I’m not saying that you should get into debt to see a show, but don’t let experiences of a lifetime pass you buy because you’d rather save the Β£85 for a new kitchen sink (I’m literally talking about myself here).

I’m currently reading Time And How To Spend It by James Wallman and have already read his previous book Stuffocation, so I should have learnt by now that experiences are so much more valuable than things. So buy those tickets, see that show, go on that trip and make some memories, people!



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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