Newly created local Twitter account @girlswithsign has caused quite a stir among Filipino netizens after it posted its opinion against recording concert performances and posting them as stories on social media.
The sign reads, "No need to post the entire concert on your story," which easily became a well talked-about topic after gaining thousands of likes and retweets. The photo used in the post was taken from the recently concluded PLUS63 Music & Arts Festival in Cebu which was headlined by LANY.
You paid for a concert, not a phone video. Put your phone down for a bit and enjoy the moment. 😭🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/myPSbF9E54
— girls with sign (@girlswithsign) February 3, 2020
Some agree that concertgoers should live in the moment more to completely enjoy the show, while some believe they can do whatever they want because they paid to see the show and that perhaps they post a lot of moments because they want to show it to their friends who couldn't attend the concert.
Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano liked the post, perhaps agreeing with @girlswithsign.
Over on Instagram, a similar account exists which seems to be where @girlswithsign was derived from. @dudewithsign, which has over four million followers and is managed by a "dude" named Seth from Manhattan, posted the same sentiment back in December: "Stop Posting Entire Concerts on your story."
Check out some of the reactions about this post from the Tweeps below!
Well this is me. It's a fact. Post one or 2 stories then put your phone down, enjoy the moment while it lasts. https://t.co/AF2Q4reKfE
— Bureche.𐋀🌵 (@CheskaDGreat) February 4, 2020
Look sure anyone can do what they want. Record the goddamn concert if you want. This sign encourages you to maybe live in the moment more. Doesn’t take away your ability to record or take away your fucking phone. Grow the fuck up, consider things. Could work for you or not. TRY. https://t.co/pLdzLsGDe0
— Keiza San (@__keiza__) February 4, 2020
videos are memories pero minsan masaya rin yung wala kang phone na hawak, tanging sarili mo lang habang dinadamdam yung kanta tas maya maya umiiyak ka na pala. https://t.co/l69REQokDx
— M; (@marrrycharlene) February 4, 2020
okay na yung 15 sec ig story tas enjoyin mo na https://t.co/hUzjOaDhLW
— jozu (@lwlljydlcrz) February 4, 2020
Mabe theyre trying to share it with some fam and friends who couldnt afford the tickets? Or maybe they just simply feel good about doing it the same way you feel good about tying up your shirt and showing some skin##
Is it necessary? NO.
Is it our goddamn business, NO.
— christian sy (@alphababyboy123) February 4, 2020
Or they paid for it with their own money, and they can do whatever they want. Let people do what they want to do and let them be.
— Chris Vills (@ChrisVills) February 4, 2020
they paid for it and that's their platform, they can post whatever they want to. stop telling people what to do.
— Fed·gé (@fedgeph) February 4, 2020
i didn’t buy iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB midnight green for nothing.
— a r c e n a s (@rogieHimself) February 4, 2020
As much as I want them to enjoy what they want to do, It's kinda nice to put the phone down for awhile and really feel the moment. We're so stuck up on social media to the point we forgot to enjoy the present. https://t.co/QM3Lmn8jFU
— maco (@makotograph) February 4, 2020
PEOPLE BE BASHING THIS TWEET BUT CONCERT ETIQUETTE IS A MUST!!! LALO NA YUNG MGA NASA UNAHAN ( NOT ALL)! KAWAWA NAMAN YUNG MGA "NAGBAYAD" DIN! WE DIDN'T PAY FOR US TO WATCH YOUR DAMN PHONES RECORDING THE ENTIRE CONCERT!!! FIGHT ME!!!! 😡😡 https://t.co/bMOLhGFBMF
— syen (@neachellanne_) February 4, 2020
How about you? What's your take on this kind of issue? Is it really necessary to post the entire concert on your social media accounts? Let us know what you think by commenting below!