There was a moment on Wednesday night when the networks looked like what we had originally expected, so long ago. Ignoring the omnipresent electoral bad mood, the trending songs were all from the world of culture: Coldplay, The Best, Proud Mary, Bob Dylan, Murakami... Above everything and everyone, the lioness who will always reign in the jungle of rock , Tina Turner.
Bob Dylan turned 82 and Tina Turner will undoubtedly already be fulfilling his wish according to his own and already viral words: "This is what I want in heaven... words that become notes so that conversations become symphonies." Until the news of her death came, everything was Coldplay, selfies in the stadium and recommendations not to enter TikTok, which offered one after another spoiling videos of the tour. Pay small hundred thousand euros for this. There were still traces of the bad moment we were living through and a tweeter complained that yes, the concert was very sustainable, but... "and what about the carbon footprint of all those who have to travel to Barcelona, eh?" .
The first notes of the tribute to Tina Turner in the form of Proud Mary dissolved the comments. Twitter had already been filled with emoticons in the form of tears and Instagram with photographs of those who had been lucky enough to attend some of her concerts. Among the more than a million tweets, and we are not exaggerating, we are left with two: “I saw her in Barcelona and she made me happy. I am celebrating my birthday and I still want her legs ”. It may not seem like much, but it is from the friend with whom I went to see Tina Turner that night. And I was happy too. The other comment sums it up: "There is absolutely no one to speak ill of her."
So impregnated was Twitter with the positive and fighting spirit of the lioness that the announcement of the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature to the writer Haruki Murakami caused less jokes and memes than the eternal disappointment that the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to another person supposes every year . So, the networks are dedicated to ridicule him without mercy. Who wants to win the prize? Of course, and who wouldn't? I have often wondered how you will feel if you commit the foolishness of entering the networks, which I hope not. And I have also wondered what moves people to participate in this planetary ridicule that is still bullying.
Let's think more about Tina Turner and her symphonies.