TEHRAN: Geri Halliwell yesterday set the twittersphere abuzz when she posted a message saying she was boarding a flight to Iran, instantly fueling rumours that the Spice Girls were set to perform at the closing ceremony of the Non-Aligned Movement summit next week.
Although the singer has since deleted the tweet, organisers of the closing party – which had previously been shrouded in secrecy – have now admitted that the girl group will sing “a number of hits” to delegates from the 120 countries taking part in the conference.
“While we are saddened that Geri let slip her movements, we are doing our utmost to ensure the rest of the evening’s entertainment and the other top acts we’re flying remain a complete surprise,” said a representative from the NAM 2012 organising committee in a statement.
Unfortunately, just shortly after the announcement, Ban Ki-moon tweeted that he’d just seen Will.i.am in the toilets of Tehran’s John Galliano Convention Centre.
“Oh crap, guess that means we’ll be hearing that f****** Mars song” posted the UN Secretary General. “At least I’ll get to see Karzai breakdancing again.”