tik tok transitions <<—>> songs
Main-character moments are composed with an audience in mind; they’re vicarious spectacles. Thorpe offered examples like “listening to music and just dancing and not caring what people think” and “running down the street in the city and everyone’s looking at you,” a little bit like the protagonist in “Frances Ha.” (If not everyone is looking, then how can you be the main character?) But Thorpe insists that making oneself the center of the scene doesn’t mean discounting the experiences of everyone else. “You can coexist with other people who are also having their main-character moments,” she said. Newly thrown back together in public, we can assist one another as mutual supporting characters in our fantasies of being the leads.
“It just wasn’t fun anymore; there was a lot of pressure,” Ward said. “I don’t want the need for content to overshadow the actual experience.” Post-pandemic revellers, take note: capturing a main-character moment might be antithetical to living it.
nostalgia in 2020/2021 for 2019: "i miss old tik tok" "why was it actually kinda iconic"
shortened cycles, time blurred