On the 29th of September 2017 at the SSE Arena, Wembley we were transported back to the 90s with the I Love The 90’s Tour. The first before the tour heads throughout the UK. Early 90’s Chart Toppers Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa featuring Spinderella, Colour Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC all joined forces to have us dancing and singing all night long
Young MC kicked the party started singing some hits from eight albums. He even treated us to some new hits but it was ‘Bust a Move’, which won him a Grammy for Best Rap Performance that really had the audience on their feet and ‘busting a move’. Following a string full of 90’s hits, Coolio bounded on stage. Hisshining moment was his performance of Gangsta’s Paradise. The crowd were loving it!
With two million-selling singles ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina’, Tone Loc was one of the early 90s biggest stars with his Grammy and American Music Award nominated album ‘Loc-ed After Dark’.. His performance of Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina were fun and we loved that his music videos were being broadcast behind him. He even sang Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice, which the crowd went wild for. We were singing along and feeling like 16 year olds during his set.
Next up was one of the first purveyors of the 90s new jack swing movement, Color Me Badd. They were one of the original boy bands in the 90s and their smash hit was ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’. We all sung along with them and there wasn’t an audience member not on their feet.
By the time SALT N PEPA feat SPINDERELLA came on stage, the crowd were well and truly warmed up. I lost my friend at this stage as she went to take photos and get some front row action. Hits such as ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, ‘Push It’, ‘Shoop’ and ‘Whattaman’ were on point! These girls haven’t aged a bit and have still got it. They’re still headlining shows and it’s easy to see why.
The final act of the night was Vanilla Ice (ice ice baby) and he was far from Too Cold. He was energetic and rapping as if it was still the 90’s. Apart from his hit ‘Ice Ice Baby’, which he told the audience he wrote when he was only 16, Vanilla Ice brought some freestyle raps and hits from Ginuwine – Pony. This was definitely a crowd favourite.
I loved that all the acts had audience members on stage with them! Their audience interaction was really genuine. We left the I Love 90’s tour feeling like teenagers again and full of that good energy you get after a fun concert. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the website. You won’t regret this timewarp back to the 90’s. It’s pure unadulterated fun. Here’s hoping the I Love 90’s Tour – The Party Continues also makes its way to London. You can guarantee you’ll see us there, singing and dancing along!
TOUR DATES 2017:
Tuesday 3rd October SSE Arena, Belfast
Wednesday 4th October 3Arena, Dublin
Friday 6th October Echo Arena, Liverpool
Saturday 7th October Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham