Excitement levels for the Spice Girls' long-awaited reunion reached fever-pitch in Dublin on Friday as fans waited for the band to take to the stage at Dublin's Croke Park.

Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm - aka Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty - announced they would be reuniting in November last year, and chose to kick off their tour at the iconic Dublin stadium

TV and radio presenters Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy proved their undying fandom on Friday by posting pictures of themselves dressed up as Ginger and Baby Spice as they posed on Carnew Street in Stoneybatter.

The Dublin street was made famous when the Spice Girls recorded the video for their hit single Stop there in early 1998.

Fans outside and inside Croke Park were more than happy to strike a pose for photographers ahead of the gig.

Fans Sergio and Adolf arrive to watch The Spice Girls perform
Kate O'Toole, Grace Edmond, Aisling Minogue and Laura O'Sullivan arrive to watch The Spice Girls
Fans from Kilkenny arrive to watch The Spice Girls 

Spice Girls devotees flocked to Twitter ahead of the gig to express their excitement at seeing the band reunited.

Needless to say, the atmosphere was electric at Croke Park and the legendary girl group put on a dazzling display.

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