Those were some fun times with those music video premieres—The MJ videos of the 90s, TLC’s Waterfall. When I got to high school it was the height of Hype Williams and big budget videos. Every rap video had a speedboat chase. Missy and Busta seemed to be trying to out do each other. And videos would end with a “To Be Continued…” never to be addressed again.
Yes, I watched a live premiere. Michael Jackson’s Black or White was given a prime time slot and everyone watched. I remember it was all people were talking about the next day.
Here you go again, Rod, with your unscientific assed polls! Why it ain't an option for those of us who are also old, but *didn't* watch music videos, hmm?
Scratch the "y'all old" part because I honestly don't know if those were still happening in the 90s. My parents didn't get cable until I was in middle school (so the 00s). Plus I was too square to know "live music video premieres" were a thing. All that to say, I may also be old, but was raised under a rock.