IT’S not too often we see the same faces on the Tube on a daily basis, but imagine if one day as you hopped onto your carriage you saw a face that you knew. An instantly recognisable face. Yes, the face of a Spice Girl.
Well, last week in London your chances of achieving this skyrocketed as both Baby Spice and Ginger Spice made their way underground during the 7.30am peak hour rush after more than 15 years off public commuting.
Baby Spice donned a pair of oversized sunglasses on her commute to hide from the crowds. However, given the lack of sun in London and the fact that she was underground, it perhaps wasn’t the best way to travel incognito. Ginger Spice embraced her time on the Tube by tweeting pictures at Piccadilly station.
The girls greeted most people with a “Good Morning” as they made their way onto their carriages, but surprisingly enough there wasn’t much of a fuss made in return.
If they caught the Tube more often perhaps they too would know the few rules of the underground. No eye contact, no time to strut and certainly no time to greet people with a good morning.
The trip was not without its complication, with Baby Spice wrestling with the Oyster card system at the ticket gates as that familiar ‘seek assistance’ flash of red appeared in front of her.
Now just imagine if the other three Spice Girls had joined them. My bet would be Posh would have someone to escort her onto her own private carriage, sanitizing the poles just in case she mistakenly was to touch one, and she would definitely have the temperature set at a nice cosy level.
Scary would be practising her roar in the reflection of the windows and Sporty would definitely give my Tube Olympics a go. She would get gold in all events. Tube platform sprint, Tube weight lifting, the armpit dodge, and would be the one running up and down the escalator on the left hand side.
I think more celebs need to get on the Tube, not just to experience the real world, but to help spice up our lives.