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15 signs you were a die hard Spice Girls fan

Only the best girl band of all time.

1. You picked the one Spice Girl you ‘were’, and your dedication to them was unwavering

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If you were Sporty Spice, you didn’t wear dresses, full stop. If you were Baby, you had pigtails every day.

2. These were your dream shoes

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The state of them! But they were high fashion to you in 1997.

3. You thought the Union Jack dress was the coolest f**king thing you’d ever seen

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LOL at it ever being referred to as a ‘dress’. But still.

4. You made it your mission to own everything with their faces on it

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Calendars, body spray, those Chupa Chups lollies.

5. Even the knockoff t-shirts you could get from market stalls

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If only you still had it now.

6. And the Barbie dolls that you might have been too old to play with

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7. You went mad when you found out they’d shot the video for Stop in Dublin and Wicklow

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You could have MET them. They were right THERE.

8. And would have done anything for tickets to their 1998 gigs in the Point

9.  Spice World: The Movie is a work of art to you, even today

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Meat Loaf, Richard E Grant, Richard O’Brien, Elvis Costello, Roger Moore… So many names you wouldn’t expect to be associated with such a film, but here we are.

10. You were moderately interested in their love lives, as long as they didn’t interfere with Spice Girling

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“You break up the Spice Girls and I will end you” – you to David Beckham, 1998.

11. And never felt more betrayed than when Geri left

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‘Friendship never ends’, Geri! Did that mean nothing to you?

12. Viva Forever/Goodbye were just about the saddest songs you could think of

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13. You followed their respective solo careers with some scepticism

Though you had to admit Geri cracked out some tunes:

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And Victoria was always interesting, anyway:

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Shouts must also go to Mel C’s duet with Bryan Adams, an unlikely banger.

14. And completely got your life during their reunion performance at the 2012 Olympics

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On top of the black cabs. Are you able.

15. Even now, the laugh at the start of Wannabe sparks something in you

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