In advance of the MTV Video Music Awards show tonight, many old-timers on Twitter have a common reminiscence: Remember when music videos were actually the main feature of the now-teen-reality-show-clogged music network?
Those were the days.
The VMA's are on tonight. My Lord. Remember when MTV had music videos instead of reality shows?
— Brandon Williams (@bwill91) August 25, 2013
I feel old… I remember when BET or MTV used to play music videos or music shows more than anything else.
— Vanaley (@vanstaaa) August 25, 2013
I don't wanna date myself, but I remember when Syfy was about science fiction, not sharks. Kinda like I remember MTV playing music videos.
— Andrew Laine (@ofdoxiesandmen) August 23, 2013
Tonight is the MTV music video awards. Don't you have to at least show music videos to have an awards show for them?
— Sean Guthery (@SKINNYNONFAT) August 25, 2013
So tonight is the MTV Music Awards. I didn't realize MTV even showed music videos any longer.
— Todd Seifert (@ToddSeifert) August 25, 2013
Why is mtv music awards still a thing? They don't even play music videos anymore. Like go home mtv, it's over
— brandi (@harlotstarlet1) August 25, 2013
Anyone remember The Buggles?
Past : video killed radio star
Present : youtube killed mtv video star
— Opan (@taufaniomar) August 24, 2013