Spice Girls fans get 'blast from the past' in East Passyunk

'Wannabe' was performed by dozens at the Singing Fountain.

Justin Udo
June 20, 2018 - 9:06 pm

UPDATED: June 21, 10:53 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lot of people just really, really want to sing for World Music Day — and zig-a-zig ah.

"Every year on the summer solstice, it's a worldwide event where people are encouraged to just play music and make vibrations," explained Tony Trov, owner of T-shirt company South Felini on East Passyunk Avenue.

But Trov is looking to add a little more spice to the day.

He encouraged folks to come out and get with him and his friends at the East Passyunk Singing Fountain for a pop-up performance — of the Spice Girls hit song "Wannabe."

"I really thought it would be cool instead of just one person performing, try to get everyone who shows up to the event to perform," he said. "We're going to record it and broadcast it on the internet."

Around 100 people showed up, many of them lifelong Spice Girls fanatics.

"This is a blast from the past and brings back really fun memories," said Amy Dalsan.

"I love the Spice Girls," added Michael Phillips. "I just think this is awesome."

Carolyn Thorn led this pop-up choir on the microphone.

"This is like a childhood dream come true," she said.

After "Wannabe" everyone stuck around as some additional Spice Girls hits were sung.


KYW Newsradio's Andrew Kramer contributed to this report.