Tina Turner makes the networks human

There was a moment on Wednesday night when the networks resembled what we had initially, so long ago, hoped for.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
25 May 2023 Thursday 16:54
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Tina Turner makes the networks human

There was a moment on Wednesday night when the networks resembled what we had initially, so long ago, hoped for. Ignoring the ubiquitous electoral mood, the trends 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 rock jungle , Tina Turner.

Bob Dylan was 82 years old and Tina Turner will undoubtedly be fulfilling his wish according to her own already viral words: "This is what I want in heaven... words that become notes so that conversations become symphonies". Until the news of his death arrived, it was all Coldplay, selfies in the stadium and recommendations not to enter TikTok, which offered one after the other videos spoiling the tour. Pay a bunch of euros for it. There were still remnants of the unpleasant moment we are living in and one 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 his concerts. Among the more than a million tweets, and let's not exaggerate, we are left with two: "I saw her in Barcelona and she made me happy. I'm getting older and I still want his legs." Maybe it doesn't seem like much, but it's from the friend I went to see Tina Turner with that night. And I was happy too. The other comment sums it all up: "There is absolutely no one who speaks badly of her."

Twitter was so imbued with the positive and fighting spirit of the lioness that the announcement of the 2023 Princess of Asturias award to the writer Haruki Murakami provoked less jokes and memes than the eternal disappointment that every year awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature to another person. Then the networks are dedicated to ridiculing him mercilessly. Who wants to win the prize? Well, of course, and who wouldn't want that? Many times I have wondered how he will feel if he commits the folly of entering the networks, which I hope he does not. And I've also wondered what drives people to participate in that planetary mockery that is still bullying.

Let's think more about Tina Turner and her symphonies.