The Spice Girls World Tour kicks off this Sunday, and I was actually wondering when the pre-show news and rumors would start coming in. Well, here comes the first installment: Victoria Beckham has reportedly banned hubby David
from watching the Spice Girls' first concert on Sunday because she is too nervous.
The singer will take with her to the stage four band mates - Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel B - in Vancouver, Canada, as the girls perform in the first show of their hotly anticipated world tour. I for one would have thought that any of the girls would have wanted as much support as possible, but since they've been pretty much the talk of the day EVERY day for the past months, I'm sure they must have a serious case of nerves. Plus, let's face it - if they screw up, no one in this world will ever let them forget it for one second, for the rest of their lives. And that's a pretty terrifying prospect.
Soccer star David Beckham will therefore not be there to lend his support to Posh, as she doesn't want the added pressure of knowing he's in the audience. David (who has three sons, Brooklyn, eight, Romeo, five, and two-year-old Cruz, with Victoria) apparently is very keen for the boys to "see that Mummy was a pop star", and stated: "One minute Victoria is saying she wants me there and then it's, 'No, don't come to the first show, as we'll all be too nervous'. But I think I'll be at the show a couple of days later in San Jose and have the boys with me. And I know Victoria will ring me as soon as the first show ends".
The fact is - and please don't think I'm the most evil creature you ever encountered for saying this - that Victoria and all the girls have other reasons to be nervous than the excitement of being back together, on stage for the first time in years. I sincerely hope that they have the lip-synching problem all figured out, as I'm not too sure fans will approve too much of them not singing live. "She [Posh] says the rehearsals have gone amazingly well", David added. Well, since he's such a stud and all, we believe him (just kidding) - OK, we want to believe him and have this nice, fairy-tale image of a show in which the girls sing live and don't make fools of themselves. Christmas is coming - so maybe we will get this one wish come true. Hopefully.