Spice Girls kicked off the first show in their reunion tour in Dublin this evening.
And the message was one of inclusivity and empowerment, thanks to the words splashed across the big screens at Dublin Croke Park stadium.
Emma Bunton, Mel B, Mel C and Geri Horner, who have been regarded by some as feminist icons thanks to their strong tagline of ‘girl power’, decided to make the message even more inclusive for their fans.
The comments on the stadium screens read: “Welcoming all races and all gender identities.”
“It’s not girl power its people power now.”
Elaborating, Mel C explained: “It’s not just about girls, it’s about everybody.”
Geri added: “Now there’s a new generation emerging – the children of generation Spice.
“They’re coming through with confidence and fluidity – amen openness, they inspire us.”
The ladies delighted gig-goers by kicking off proceedings with Spice Up Your Life, a song which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1997.
And further adding to the delight of fans, the girls all gave nods to their most famous Spice Girls outfits from back in the day.
Mel B wore a bedazzled leopard-print catsuit in a nod to her Scary Spice roots, while Geri wore a more elegant version of her famous Union Jack dress, which she wore to the BRITs in 1997.
Mel C meanwhile wore a sparkly futuristic version of her iconic crop-top and tracksuit bottoms, which she wore in the Wannabe video.
While Emma wore a dress in her signature Baby Spice colour – pink.
Spice Girls have a jampacked 13-date-tour, which will see them perform next at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on May 27.