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Why BINI's Independence Day performance got cut, sparked discussion over safety of viewers

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jun 13, 2024 8:30 pm

The performance of P-pop girl group BINI during the 126th Independence Day celebration sparked discussion online after it was cut short due to safety concerns among audience members.

The group was tapped to headline the final concert of the three-day Musikalayaan affair on June 12. As they were performing their song Lagi, the group began urging the crowd to behave as some of them were heading closer to the stage.

When it reached a point where audience members started climbing on the scaffoldings and a few of them fainting, BINI then decided to halt their set to prevent further accidents.

On their official account on X, the group expressed their gratitude to their fans who came to support them as well as explained why they had to cut their performance short.

"Thank you sa lahat ng sumuporta ngayong gabi! Ngunit safety first po tayo and we hope for your understanding," they wrote.

"More chances to see each other real soon! We hope everyone gets home safely tonight. Maraming salamat! Happy Independence Day!" they added.

On social media, several concertgoers shared scenes of what transpired during the set. One Facebook user posted photos of people congesting on the scaffoldings to get a better view of the show.

Many aired their disappointment at the crowd for not behaving properly and putting themselves at risk.

As BINI is also set to perform for Pride PH's "Love Laban" festival on June 22, some have also urged others to refrain from attending if they are going to cause chaos.

"'Yung mga straight and casuals na balak pumunta sa Love Laban for BINI, please think twice. Pride March is not a concert, kung hindi kayo ally, leave the event alone and let us have a peaceful night," one user wrote.

"Pride is meant to be a protest and a celebration. BINI already said that their appearance and performance sa event is their gift for the community. Mostly sa blooms ay part ng community. Please be at your best behavior. Sa mga casuals diyan, sa bahay na lang muna kayo sa 22 please," another said.

BINI—composed of Jhoanna, Maloi, Stacey, Aiah, Colet, Gwen, Mikha, and Sheena—was formed in 2019 through ABS-CBN's Star Hunt Academy.