Whether or not you thought the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics was amazing, chaotic, or just plain painful*, the best part of the event came towards the end when the Spice Girls rolled up on five technicolor taxis.
The Spice Girls reunion itself was a spiffy — if stale — performance by five aging British pop stars who did their best not to make fools out of themselves in front of 300 million viewers. But it was clear from the lack of choreography that Baby, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Ginger Spice aren’t quite as talented as they once were (or if they ever were).
But the real entertainment came during the 11 seconds that the cameras panned to Mayor Boris Johnson busting a move during “Spice Up Your Life.” We would have rather had several minutes of Johnson getting jiggy with it than Jessie J crotch shots.
*Come on, guys — who is Jessie J? Did she really have sing four songs? And seriously, who thought it was a good idea to use her as a replacement for Freddie Mercury?