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03 December, 2007 - Published 16:22 GMT
Spice Girls launch reunion tour
The Spice Girls in Vancouver
The Spice Girls in Vancouver

The British pop group Spice girls have done their first show of the reunion tour - they played Vancouver, Canada. They were famous for bringing the world 'girl power' and are doing more than 40 shows around the world - they plan to hit five continents. Heather Alexander was there.

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It was a sell out show - almost 16,000 people packed into Vancouver's GM Place to see the five together on stage for the first time since they broke up.

Many had come dressed as Spice Girls saying they had waited their whole lives to see them.

The five women had a lot to prove in this show and the verdict from fans afterwards was that they had impressed.

Many leaving said they thought it was amazing and most had bought some of the Spice Girls merchandise that was on sale.

With their share of that, plus the percentage of the tickets sales and sponsorship deals, the girls are looking at ten million pounds or twenty million dollars each.

Heather Alexander, BBC News, Vancouver

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a sell out show
all the tickets for the show were sold

packed into
gathered together in a limited space

broke up
stopped playing together

had a lot to prove
had to show they were really good

opinion, what they thought about the show

goods being sold

their share of
the money they will get (from the sale of the merchandise)

sponsorship deals
financial support for the show (usually in return for advertising)

are looking at
are going to get

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