SPICE STREET; Girls Shut Road for Video Shoot

By Taylor, Richie | The Mirror (London, England), January 28, 1998 | Go to article overview

SPICE STREET; Girls Shut Road for Video Shoot


Taylor, Richie, The Mirror (London, England)


THE Spice Girls spiced up the lives of Dubliners yesterday by rolling up for a surprise video shoot.

The Fab Five swooped on picturesque Carnew Street to film their next record Stop Right Now.

The place was abuzz, with some excited youngsters even bunking off school to watch Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh strutting their stuff.

David Shanahan, 16, said: "I couldn't believe it. I opened my front door this morning and there was Baby Spice."

A fire engine had hosed down Carnew Street, in the Stoneybatter area of the city, to create a wet look and a huge lighting system with silver reflectors lit up the area.

Householders in the street - a double for TV's Coronation Street - were given pounds 100 each for sealing off their road.

But they would have been happy enough just to play host to the Fun Girl Five.

In between takes the girls charmed locals. And while they shivered in miniskirts and hotpants the superstars showed their warm nature.

Private Gerry Allen, on sentry duty at nearby St Bricin's Military Hospital, said: "Sporty Spice came to chat and promised to bring me a bowl of soup later. …

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