So yesterday – as you might have heard – Australia finally got its act together and passed marriage equality. Hugs were given, tears were shed, and on the other side of the world, a Scottish music producer received a text from an almost-stranger, ordering him to get to work.
Here’s what happened: if Twitter user Filip Odzak is to be believed, Calvin Harris apparently made a promise five years ago to remix the Spice Girls‘ iconic tune ‘2 Become 1‘ if Australia ever made same-sex marriage legal. And now, Filip is cashing in.
“Hi Calvin, you might not remember me but my name is Filip with an F and we met during the 2012 Stereosonic tour in Australia,” he texted the bloke.
“During your appearance at Marquee in Sydney, while hanging backstage in the library bar, we made a deal – sealed with a hand shake – that you would remix Spice Girls ‘2 Become 1’ when marriage equality was finally legalised in Australia.
“Well it just happened today. For five years I’ve been waiting for this! I’m very excited to hear what you do with the iconic track to celebrate this momentous occasion. A deal is a deal!”
— Filip Odzak (@FILIP_WithAnF) December 7, 2017
A deal is indeed a deal, and now hundreds of strangers who are ordering Calvin Harris to get to bloody work.
So, I'm hearing that @CalvinHarris promised to remix '2 Become 1' by the Spice Girls if Australia backed marriage equality. Today is has become law. So, get thee to the studio, Harris! #CalvinHarris2Become1
— DMac™ (@waronfacades) December 7, 2017
— Nicola Bardon (@NicolaBardon) December 7, 2017
— Cathie McGinn ???????????? (@acatinatree) December 7, 2017
Calvin hasn’t responded yet, but I for one would pay good money to see the moment he checked his mentions, squinted his eyes, and then realised what the fuck was up.
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