Vegas, baby, Vegas! December 4, 2007 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Embarrassingly excited about seeing the Spice Girls in Vegas this weekend. Any other Mefites going? Any point in trying to meet up for a drink before/after?

I really don't know many of you guys, but perhaps we could be united in our mutual shame/secret excitement of this pop-culture reunion concert this weekend. I myself am attending the Saturday night show at the Mandalay. Any takers?

Don't make me list all the Spice Girls collectibles I have at home; let's just drown our shame together, ok?
posted by Unicorn on the cob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:19 AM (139 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

if i were nearby i would totally go.
posted by empath at 11:32 AM on December 4, 2007


I might go, but only if you list all the Spice Girls collectibles you have at home.
posted by boo_radley at 11:39 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, I will be sad not to meet you but maybe some other time in my myriad travels.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:39 AM on December 4, 2007


This is the tour sponsored by Old Spice?
posted by Rumple at 11:44 AM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


Okay... deep breath:

The Spice Girls video game
Two books by Geri
One book by Mel B
Two books by Victoria Beckham
One unauthorized biography of the Beckhams
One book about the Spice Girls
Spice Girls: A Tour Story on VHS
Spiceworld: The movie on VHS AND DVD
Victoria Beckham, the solo album
Scream if You Wanna Go Faster by Geri Hallwell
Schizophonic by Geri Halliwell
Out of Your Mind (with Victoria and the Truesteppers) CD Single
Collector's copy of i-D featuring Victoria Beckham
Limited edition autgraphed poster, framed (which lives in my closet now)
Holler (cd single)
Goodbye (cd single)
Northern Star by Melanie C
A couple of promotional specials about the girls I recorded on VHS
The Geri official tour doll
I Think I Want You Back single on vinyl by Mel B (remixed by Missy Elliot)
Official tour lollipops, but I ate them :(

...crap, I think I am forgetting some stuff. I have several downloads of unreleased and remixed tracks by the solo girls.

I got rid of the plushie versions of their dolls awhile back because people kept taking them off my desk at work and hanging them from nooses with office supplies.

I DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THE ACTUAL SPICE GIRLS ALBUMS.

I don't want so much to praise their music, because it's meh.

I JUST WANT TO BE A SPICE GIRL.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:46 AM on December 4, 2007 [13 favorites]


I AM SO JEALOUS! Take lots of pictures.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:46 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I forgot "Forever", which was recorded after Geri left the band. Ack. Which makes me sort of a liar in the comment above, no?
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:47 AM on December 4, 2007


TPS, you are a Spice Girl for sure. Or better than one, for Mefi purposes. I'll try to take pix, assuming they will let me.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:48 AM on December 4, 2007


What.
posted by Plutor at 11:56 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Huh? You have all that memorabilia, but no albums? What are you liking about them besides music? At least music I can understand, if not agree with.
posted by agregoli at 12:02 PM on December 4, 2007


never underestimate girl power.
posted by empath at 12:06 PM on December 4, 2007


okay okay I like some of their music, too.

But I really just wish I was fabulous and rich for no good reason, like most of them are.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:14 PM on December 4, 2007


And had fabulous flashy outfits.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:33 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


*looks at list*
*boggles*

Damn, I'm sure glad I don't have an embarrassing obsession!

*goes back to counting and alphabetizing comics*
posted by lekvar at 12:35 PM on December 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


Aw, no shame. Shame would still possessing two out of five New Kids on the Block barbie dolls. In their original boxes. I can't be absolutely certain, but the dolls may be made of equal parts cheese and awesome.

Hope you have an excellent show. :)
posted by FunkyHelix at 12:51 PM on December 4, 2007


You'll have to make sure to practice your "SQUEE!"
posted by Pants! at 12:57 PM on December 4, 2007


The idea that The Spice Girls at all represent any kind of "girl power" (as to me that means some kind of feminist statement) makes me literally queasy. As if to puke.
posted by agregoli at 1:00 PM on December 4, 2007


(That sounds harsh, I'm sorry. Backing out of thread now, as I am not among friends).
posted by agregoli at 1:01 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Tell us what you want. What you really, really want.
posted by brain_drain at 1:12 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Two books by Victoria Beckham
Wow, I'm surprised she's even read two books, much less written any.

*ducks*
posted by dg at 1:15 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Huh? You have all that memorabilia, but no albums? What are you liking about them besides music? At least music I can understand, if not agree with.

Every day that goes by my reality looks more and more like a Bruce Sterling or William Gibson novel.

I mean, seriously, just last night I was picking my way through drifts of trash, styrofoam and random piles of discarded and rapidly antiquing electronics. The sky was, indeed, the color of a TV tuned to a dead channel - the thick fog and drizzle of SF over the millions of lights in this city is great for that, but not much else. I encountered a rather industrious denizen of the street with a blue-glowing lozenge of metal in his ear riding a bike that looked like a piece of robotic military hardware and what I can only assume must have been very desireable wares by the amount of change he traded in at the counter ahead of me.

And I was just out grabbing a late night cheeseburger.
posted by loquacious at 1:21 PM on December 4, 2007 [5 favorites]


Ignore these cranky old farts Unicorn and have a great time at your show.
posted by timeistight at 1:29 PM on December 4, 2007


Loquacious: Was this late-night denizen being followed by a wiry girl on a bike made out of carbon-enforced paper?

: )

To all the haters: I know it's stupid. That's half the fun! I like lots of dumb things (and smart things, too).

Give me your slings, your arrows, your platform shoes, and yes, rolling your eyes that hard definitely counts as cardio. It's all in good fun.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:42 PM on December 4, 2007


I have a slightly odd request.

I have heard that as they leave the stage, the screens on stage say, "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."

I do not believe this, but would like it to be true.

Plz confirm/deny. Kthxbai.
posted by sparkletone at 1:42 PM on December 4, 2007


GENTLEMEN, I COME NOT TO PRAISE THE MUSIC OF THE SPICE GIRLS, BUT TO PRAISE THEIR VERY BEING.
posted by koeselitz at 1:53 PM on December 4, 2007 [8 favorites]


Also, this:

Official tour lollipops, but I ate them :(

is practically begging to be festooning some photo of a surprised feline.
posted by koeselitz at 1:56 PM on December 4, 2007


LOL, I'm a cranky old fart at 28! I wonder what I'll be at 80.
posted by agregoli at 1:56 PM on December 4, 2007


I have a Posh Spice lollipop that I'm saving for I don't know what. I also have this picture in a silver frame with blue and red matting and it is hotness, hotness, cake hotness!
posted by studentbaker at 1:57 PM on December 4, 2007


but before anyone misunderstands I should point out that I think the spice world movie is sheer genius, and I don't give a fuck what you say
posted by koeselitz at 1:58 PM on December 4, 2007


and, Unicorn, I wish I was going with you
posted by koeselitz at 1:59 PM on December 4, 2007


The sky was, indeed, the color of a TV tuned to a dead channel

You mean a bright, unnatural blue?
posted by empath at 2:02 PM on December 4, 2007


Stay strong Unicorn ans koeselitz. Girl Power!
posted by studentbaker at 2:02 PM on December 4, 2007


I'm on the Denden forums now. Tour gear looks cool but expensive (80 bucks for a hoodie? got damn!) and at the Vancouver show people brought in cameras. I will try to get pictures. (or video)

Just for people to know, I am the kind of girl who gets SO excited that I hyperventilate, cry, scream, get goosebumps all over and experience complete euphoria.

I certainly did when I met Rob Zombie, got backstage, had him kiss me on the cheek and got a 45 marble vinyl copy of "Supercharger Heaven" autographed.

If there isn't anything, ANYTHING in the world that elicits this type of response from you, man, I wish I could bottle what I feel and sell it. I really enjoy things when I'm happy/fancrazy.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:03 PM on December 4, 2007


There is.

Sufism.
posted by koeselitz at 2:08 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ahhhhh, Sufism is wonderful! Excellent!!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:12 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


The last Victoria Beckham-free stronghold has finally fallen.

*cries*
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:15 PM on December 4, 2007


I recall twenty-eight being prime old fart age. Of course it was so long ago I may be misremembering.

I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
posted by timeistight at 2:15 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is one of many reasons metatalk threads should be deletable.
posted by prostyle at 2:16 PM on December 4, 2007


Feature Request: Upon request, users should be able to have their MeFi nicks appended with the word "Spice" (but just temporarily)

Unicorn on the cob Spice
ThePinkSuperheroSpice (no space)
koeselitz Spice
studenbaker Spice
loquacious Spice
wendell Spice
posted by wendell at 2:42 PM on December 4, 2007 [6 favorites]


Woo hoo! ThePinkSuperSpice!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:43 PM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


timeisspice or spiceistight?
posted by timeistight at 2:47 PM on December 4, 2007


Spice on the cob!

wait, NOBODY wants to have a drink with me in Vegas? I derailed this to the point of frustration for a few Mefites, I fear.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:48 PM on December 4, 2007


Bruce Bueno de Mesquita could not have predicted this thread.

Enjoy the gig.
posted by Elmore at 2:51 PM on December 4, 2007


wait, NOBODY wants to have a drink with me in Vegas?

Perhaps they would prefer to zig a zig ah.
posted by dersins at 2:58 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


We must be cautious. Gods and popstars walk among us.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:16 PM on December 4, 2007


but before anyone misunderstands I should point out that I think the spice world movie is sheer genius, and I don't give a fuck what you say
posted by koeselitz


Damn right it is.
posted by padraigin at 3:24 PM on December 4, 2007


It's okay, Unicorn. I have the original Doom II DOS install floppy discs sitting in the original packaging in my basement. And 4 guitar hero guitar controllers. There are worse things than being obsessive about the Spice Girls.
posted by shmegegge at 3:26 PM on December 4, 2007


I amchur being obsessive about puns is worse.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:29 PM on December 4, 2007


Time spent seeing the Spice Girls in Vegas is time not spent outglamming them there, and paying for drinks in Vegas is for boys. Sounds fun, though. I'll be your long-lost Latke Spice this weekend.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:36 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


So David Beckham is jogging along the beach in Malibu. His old foot injury is playing up again, so out of frustration he violently kicks this washed-up bottle... and a Genie appears.

Speaks the Genie:

"Congratulated! I am Wish Master. You are grant make ONE WISH."

Beckham, astounded, replies, "Bluddy hell! Are you one of them Japanese Genie things?"

"Well, I'm actually Mexican Genie, but make with haste. ONE WISH."

"Alright, well, mister Genie, my old foot injury is playing up again, so if you could cure that?"

The Genie carefully examines Beckham's foot for minutes, then changing angles and then again letting out a deep "Hmmmm".

Then, politely but sternly: "I'm sorry. This is outside of my Genie expertise. IT CANNOT BE DONE. I could grant you any other wish, though."

So Beckham thinks again for a minute, and then suggests , "Well, you could resurrect my wife's singing career..."

At which the genie rolls his eyes and says, "lemme have another look at that foot."
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:45 PM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


The spice must flow!

Years ago, I participated in a wonderfully strange event; the entire NOC staff of the ISP I worked for went to see Spice World. Every single person, probably forty or so people in all, went to see this silly movie.

I don't even think that most of the people who went were particularly big fans, we just relished the idea that a movie this bad could make it to the big screen.

It was beyond awesome. I still cheer when I think of the bus jump sequence.
posted by quin at 3:48 PM on December 4, 2007


My question has always been if the Spice Girls are part of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:57 PM on December 4, 2007 [6 favorites]


I'm going to borrow this thread to hype myself, but I'm playing a gig with the Crystal Method on the 14th in DC, if anyone is in town and likes electronica :) I can put you no the guest list, too, just mefi mail me.
posted by empath at 4:00 PM on December 4, 2007


loquacious Spice

On the pain of lots and lots of death please never do that ever again.
posted by loquacious at 4:07 PM on December 4, 2007


My question has always been if the Spice Girls are part of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood.

Now my brain really hurts. I think you broke something.

You do realize I'm going to have to burn all of my Dune books now, don't you?
posted by loquacious at 4:09 PM on December 4, 2007


I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want

tell me what you want, what you really really want

I really really really wanna give birth to the Kwisatz Haderach.
posted by empath at 4:11 PM on December 4, 2007 [14 favorites]


wonderchicken Spice tastes like bird poop and burning. As a result, it is not popular, except among blue-eyed interstellar navigators forced to make runs between stellar systems where there are no KFCs.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:14 PM on December 4, 2007


Damn, I'm sure glad I don't have an embarrassing obsession!

*goes back to counting and alphabetizing comics*


Heh. I'm actually considering if I want to spend close to $800 (or more, if the dollar collapses further!) on a super-duper limited edition Paul Weller book/photo collection/box set/keys to his guest house that's being published next year. According to the website, it's "hand-bound in leather and buckram by Milanese master craftsmen"! I totally want it.

posted by scody at 4:16 PM on December 4, 2007


I'd love to have a drink with you.
But I'm not 21.
And I'm not in Vegas.
And I'm not going to the concert.

So yeah.

But have fun!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:18 PM on December 4, 2007


The idea that The Spice Girls at all represent any kind of "girl power" (as to me that means some kind of feminist statement) makes me literally queasy. As if to puke.

They're harmless entertainment. Relax.
posted by jonmc at 4:28 PM on December 4, 2007


They're harmless entertainment. Relax.

Hooray! jonmc is here to tell us how to feel about a musical group!
posted by dersins at 4:30 PM on December 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


gasp! I expressed an opinion! If you're looking to start a fight and get your jollies off, look elswhere.
posted by jonmc at 4:34 PM on December 4, 2007


Just don't mention the damned almonds again, ok?
posted by five fresh fish at 4:49 PM on December 4, 2007


Don't pecan me!
posted by jonmc at 4:52 PM on December 4, 2007


They're harmless entertainment. Relax.

And the fact that, at their collective age, they have not renamed the group "Spice Women" clearly shows that they are not to be taken seriously.
posted by wendell at 4:59 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


LOL, I'm a cranky old fart at 28! I wonder what I'll be at 80.

Why, a cranky derelict fart of course. j/k
posted by ersatz at 5:44 PM on December 4, 2007


empath: "I'm going to borrow this thread to hype myself, but I'm playing a gig with the Crystal Method on the 14th in DC, if anyone is in town and likes electronica :) I can put you no the guest list, too, just mefi mail me."

Holy crap that's cool. Good luck mate, hope the gig goes well.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:48 PM on December 4, 2007


And the fact that, at their collective age, they have not renamed the group "Spice Women" clearly shows that they are not to be taken seriously.

Oh. Geez. I guess my whole plan to do a Master's Thesis on "The Spice Girls growing collective contribution to the feminist manifesto as directly or indirectly related to the implied significance Sporty Spice's gold tooth had upon 20th century dental trends in Western societies circa the late 1990s versus Mel B's tragic loss on Dancing With The Stars" is kinda screwed then, I guess. Dammit.

Seriously though... Halloween 1998 or so I went as "Bitter Spice -- The Forgotten Spice Girl." Man, I had SO much fun annoying people all day at work. I have a picture of it on my office bulletin board and I looked HIDEOUS. On my drive to work, I invented a whole Cockney monologue about how I joined the band, what I contributed, and about what happened leading up to when Ginger got me kicked out.* The bitch.

Zigazig-HAH!

*I got kicked out right before they all got their teeth fixed, so I wore Billy Bob teeth all day. My boss HATED it. Which was great 'cuz I hated my boss. :)

posted by miss lynnster at 5:50 PM on December 4, 2007


Don't pecan me!

One cannoli hope he won't.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:43 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't let me cashew doing that again.
posted by jonmc at 7:10 PM on December 4, 2007


*is thoroughly druped*
posted by Wolof at 7:13 PM on December 4, 2007


I am mentally appending "Spice" to all your usernames. It's great fun.
posted by yhbc at 7:14 PM on December 4, 2007


You've made yourself perfectly ├ęclair.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:14 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I just like taking the pis
tachio.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:23 PM on December 4, 2007


Sometimes you're a real goober.
posted by jonmc at 7:25 PM on December 4, 2007


And there's muffin you can do about it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:29 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


wow, you're on a roll.
posted by jonmc at 7:40 PM on December 4, 2007


I am mentally appending "Spice" to all your usernames.

'jonmcspice' sounds like someone you'd meet in McDonaldland.
posted by jonmc at 7:43 PM on December 4, 2007


jonmcspice is cumin, so bide your thyme and you can curry his favor.
posted by wendell at 7:49 PM on December 4, 2007


that's sage advice.
posted by jonmc at 7:54 PM on December 4, 2007


Pecan?

I just p'couldn't!
posted by tristeza at 7:56 PM on December 4, 2007


That's a sin
amon.
posted by jonmc at 7:57 PM on December 4, 2007


I can't dill with you people.
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:09 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm a bit ginger myself.
posted by breezeway at 8:21 PM on December 4, 2007


Really, I'm a bit Mary Ann.
posted by jonmc at 8:24 PM on December 4, 2007


I passed on the opportunity to go to Las Vegas and this event with Unicorn on the cob even though she's my ladyfriend and it's on my birthday. She will definitely get more out of it than I would. I don't like the Spice Girls and would probably end up getting wasted and trying to rush the stage, a lit roadside flare in each hand an one clenched in my teeth. They don't take too kindly to audience members trying to steal the show in Vegas, despite how entertaining I would make my addition to the performance. I've never been to jail in Las Vegas and I plan on keeping it that way.

I will say this about Ms. U on the Cob: she has a vast and impressive knowledge of music and I have shittons of respect for her ability to understand it on a thousand levels. She know how to get her kicks with music in a way I seldom see. It's inspiring - you can get a contact high from her even if you can't stand the sound coming out of the speakers.

Also: This is one of many reasons metatalk threads should be deletable.

Metatalk threads can be deleted. Why should this one be? It's a post for a meetup, and not a meetup at the Spice Girls concert, but a meetup in general. It should be deleted because you don't like the band that the poster's planning on seeing while in town? I can guarantee you that, if you told me a list of your favorite bands, I'd be able to pick apart at least one - and probably all - of the groups with a genuine and enjoyed viciousness. I am one jaded motherfucker.
posted by item at 8:25 PM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


You could hang in a Buddhist temple, yo.
posted by jonmc at 8:26 PM on December 4, 2007


HOT DOGS!
posted by mullacc at 8:26 PM on December 4, 2007


I don't like the Spice Girls

aw, c'mon, back when she had the big hair Scary Spice was HAWT.
posted by jonmc at 8:31 PM on December 4, 2007


Spice Girls: the death of feminism.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:46 PM on December 4, 2007


Scary Spice is still hot, post babies! It always surprises her when she goes to the club and the guys at teh door insist they have to cardamom.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:49 PM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


Why, look at the mint's worth of bad jokes peppered throughout these comments!

God bless MeFi.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:56 PM on December 4, 2007


I came in here to tell Unicorn on the cob that she has the most awesome username I've ever seen.

And then I found the funniest comment I've seen in a long, long time.

Best of the Web, indeed.
posted by JDHarper at 9:26 PM on December 4, 2007


that's a pretty low bar to get over for teh funny.
posted by empath at 9:46 PM on December 4, 2007


So you're saying it's time the bar rose, Mary?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:50 PM on December 4, 2007


Eh. It happened to hit just the right "jokes for nerds" button.
posted by JDHarper at 9:57 PM on December 4, 2007


About thyme too. Chervil see you there, anise gonna be amazing.

card a mum, guv?
posted by casarkos at 10:11 PM on December 4, 2007


Never before have I hated so many of you at once. My Gods! It's like a perfect storm!

Between the Geneva-convention defying puns and the fact that I'll now never be able to consider or read any of the Dune novels without somehow conflating them with ...that rather obscene function of marketing.

And that it's Unicorn on the cob carrying on so disgracefully about them and I know she knows better and has interesting tastes 'cause she likes my last mix session - the cognitive dissonance! It's so thick I just made a sandwich out of it and ate it!

Room is spinning. Going to go lay down now.
posted by loquacious at 10:31 PM on December 4, 2007


I am actually, yes, actually also going to see the Spice Girls in Vegas! I think I've only heard about four of their songs total, and I've never seen the movie, but I once went as Scary Spice (with four other friends as the others, natch) for Halloween. It was made of awesome, and I can't imagine the Vegas show will be anything but. Girl Power, Unicorn on the cob!
posted by tyrantkitty at 10:31 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ugh, this thread's less than savory. I'll rue ever commenting in it.

...paging Liquorice (shiso great)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:33 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


It IS the Silly Season.

And we are assalting loquacious' sensitivities.

But he's parsley to blame himself.

He could've remained cilant... ro?
yeah, well YOU try to make a better pun from cilantro. I dare you!
posted by wendell at 10:51 PM on December 4, 2007


aw, c'mon, back when she had the big hair Scary Spice was HAWT.

She's actually more attractive now, I think..

Well, she looked good in that episode of Dancing With The Stars... and... uh, well...

IT WAS JUST ONE EPISODE AND JANE SEYMOUR HAD GOTTEN THE HOOK STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT!

~Alvy Amperspice~
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:02 PM on December 4, 2007


Ya know what makes me extra sad about this thread? I just can't imagine any of the Spice Girls signing up for an account to comment.
(Not like Woz, or adamsavage, or that CEO, or,...... sigh)
posted by Wilder at 11:41 PM on December 4, 2007


Unicorn on the cob: "To all the haters: I know it's stupid. That's half the fun! I like lots of dumb things (and smart things, too).
Give me your slings, your arrows, your platform shoes, and yes, rolling your eyes that hard definitely counts as cardio. It's all in good fun.
"
Well, I think the Spice Girls are evil akin to nothing ever imagined or seen on earth since Adam was a boy, but good on you for your unabashed enthusiasm and complete lack of shame and/or pretentiousness. No, seriously.
posted by dg at 12:26 AM on December 5, 2007


...paging Liquorice

You rang?
posted by liquorice at 3:11 AM on December 5, 2007


Wait, okay, so I totally don't get why I was paged. Is this where I stand around and try and look pretty?
posted by liquorice at 3:13 AM on December 5, 2007


wendell: "And the fact that, at their collective age, they have not renamed the group "Spice Women" clearly shows that they are not to be taken seriously."

You mean like the Beastie Men?
posted by signal at 4:54 AM on December 5, 2007


I saw one of their shows in Istanbul years ago. It was fantastic, and they did show *gasp* talent (except that Posh waste of Spice who was rubbish).

Enjoy!
posted by Shave at 5:20 AM on December 5, 2007


Dammit, I knew I shouldn't have read this thread. Now I have "Wannabe" on my brain non-stop. DAMN YOU, UNICORN!

mutters "zig-a-zig-ahh", smashes head into desk repeatedly
posted by waraw at 5:28 AM on December 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


signal: You mean like the Beastie Men?

And Sonic Midde Age.
posted by koeselitz at 7:37 AM on December 5, 2007


See also AC/DC guitarist Angus Getting Up There In Years.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:48 AM on December 5, 2007


Gentleman George?

I know, it's weird.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:52 AM on December 5, 2007


Neil Old.
Steve Wonder.
The Middle-Aged Stale Fellows.
Average-sized Romeo.
Idiot Manchild Rock.
posted by box at 8:15 AM on December 5, 2007


One could write a Pepper about the puns here. I Amchur some people grow Melange-oly about it, even though it's Anise way to spend some time. You have to Bistort a few words and be a bit Cress but people have been complaining about this stuff since the last Centaury. AMIbRITE?

I'll be commiting seppuku in the corner if you need me.
posted by ersatz at 8:37 AM on December 5, 2007


I liked their first album, you know, before they sold out.
posted by signal at 8:58 AM on December 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


So yeah, wish I could make it to the meetup.
posted by studentbaker at 9:17 AM on December 5, 2007


aw, c'mon, back when she had the big hair Scary Spice was HAWT.

oh God yes, me too. now she's just scary without the capital "S". I'm glad to see that she has joined me in my physical decline of the last ten years
posted by matteo at 9:20 AM on December 5, 2007


"Idiot Manchild Rock" is inspired.
posted by Kwine at 10:01 AM on December 5, 2007


You mean like the Beastie Men?

Yes.

And Sonic Midde Age.

More like Sonic Adulthood.

Angus Getting Up There In Years.
Neil Old.


I give a pass to artists who have "Young" as their actual surname. "Young MC" however, IS getting Old, but that's also related to the stupidity of most 'rap names' which is another thread.

Steve Wonder.

He started out as "Little Stevie Wonder" and dropped the "Little". That's what I call responsible artist branding. The "ie" or "y" is more about trying to push casual familiarity than youth these days ("My name's Don but you can call me Donny")

The Middle-Aged Stale Fellows.
Average-sized Romeo.


No need to go that far, just drop the "Young" and keep the "Fresh", and lose the "Li'l" and keep the "Romeo" (or if there's a conflict with another artist's name, use "L. Romeo"; just acknowledge the growth spurt, 'kid').

Idiot Manchild Rock.

Now that's truth in labeling.

And I'd also apply this principle to the KidsGuys in the Hall. Even Dave Foley is starting to look old.
posted by wendell at 10:10 AM on December 5, 2007


(high-fives tyrantkitty) FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING YAYYYYYYY.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:24 AM on December 5, 2007


Established Adults on the Block.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:47 AM on December 5, 2007


Unicorn - I am unashamed to say that the first Spice Girls album is totally one of those favorites of mine to listen to full blast in the car. Best with all the windows down in summer! Have a great time!
posted by bluesky43 at 11:24 AM on December 5, 2007


Established Adults on the Block.

Seriously! They started in 198-freaking-4, 23 years ago! I propose a 'sunset' clause for any group to drop the "New" after two years, maximum.

And my apologies if anybody asks "Edition? Who are they?"

If you doubt me, take a look at The OLD Christy Minstrels. Yipes!
posted by wendell at 12:50 PM on December 5, 2007


Cool it now. Ooooo, watch out. You're going to lose control.
posted by studentbaker at 12:53 PM on December 5, 2007


Don't be such a nut, Meg, Chives said basil-y.
posted by Cranberry at 1:13 PM on December 5, 2007


Ajwain say, this is one of the best things I've ever seen on this, or any other internets. Thank you, UotC, thank you.
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:47 PM on December 5, 2007


Idiot Manchild Rock.

Kid Rock aside, why is 'Manchild' an insult? Isn't being a full grown adult with childlike qualities kind of cool actually?
posted by jonmc at 4:45 PM on December 5, 2007


I don't think "manchild" is generally used to convey "adult but with intact sense of wonder at the world" so much as "suffering from arrested emotional development".
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:52 PM on December 5, 2007


tomayto, tomahto.
posted by jonmc at 4:56 PM on December 5, 2007


This manchild has a hurty, and if I don't apply just the right grip and get some tactical support to cover my evac, I'm just gonna cry, boo hoo.
posted by breezeway at 5:02 PM on December 5, 2007


tomayto, tomahto.

Buddhist, sociopath. You can frame it a lot of ways, but if the question is about the actual usage of 'manchild' rather than about the philosophical question of the value of carrying various factors of "childhood" into adult life, I gave you a pretty straightforward answer.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:05 PM on December 5, 2007


I agree, you did. I was just kidding around.
posted by jonmc at 5:13 PM on December 5, 2007


Heh. Fair enough. I'm a bit punchy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:14 PM on December 5, 2007


*creates a diversion and provides an evac for breezeway*

*signals alternate team to lay down suppressing fire*

*uses bounding over-watch to extract and provide exfil*

*sees job well done*

*dons footie PJs - takes nap*
posted by quin at 5:14 PM on December 5, 2007


Heh. Fair enough. I'm a bit punchy.

I can't imagine why. ;>
posted by jonmc at 5:26 PM on December 5, 2007


Okay, just want to throw this out there: If you are a MeFite and you see a very short girl in metal cat ears, a vinyl strapped-on bulletproof vest and red-and-black PVC jodhpurs, that is probably me. I'm reasonably certain I will be the only one there with that outfit on.

I have long, black, curly hair, but I might straighten it for the show.

Come up and say hi. I know you're too scared to "out" yourself in this thread as a fan.

Afterwards, who knows what I will do...

I probably won't take my laptop and may not check back in tomorrow before I fly out.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:11 PM on December 6, 2007


Anybody who makes Young Fresh Fellows jokes is A-OK in my books. God bless the Fellows.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:35 PM on December 6, 2007


Ruh roh. Unicorn, is this standard Daily Mail garbahge or did you have lots of room to dance on the empty seats?
posted by wendell at 9:11 PM on December 10, 2007


Wendell: There were two empty sections (it looked like there were maybe 100 seats total that did not fill). Half-empty is a complete lie.

Sparkletone: You were right.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Quick review: it was awesome. They sang live. Tons of people there. They made a quick announcement about their disappointment over Ricky Hatton losing; he attended the next night's show, along with the Cruises and the Beckham family. I loved it!!!! (warning: youtube links + two pics of me from the show day/night)
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:14 AM on December 12, 2007


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