BINI show in Dagupan cut short amid reports of fans fainting

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BINI show in Dagupan cut short amid reports of fans fainting

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(2nd UPDATE) The group stops its performance in Dagupan City, which has the highest recorded heat index in the Philippines for April 30 at 48°C.

MANILA, Philippines – P-pop girl group BINI on Tuesday, April 30, was forced to stop its show at the Dagupan Bangus Festival in Pangasinan, where they headlined the Coke Studio stage, as an unconfirmed number of people in the audience fainted, according to reports on X.

Several members of the group tweeted, confirming the stoppage.

Videos posted on X under #BINIXCokeStudioPH showed clips of BINI asking people not to push, as well as trying to give out water bottles to the audience, with the members looking visibly worried. A user notes how “the girls tried their best to help.”

Tweets reported that a number of people were fainting. Dagupan City recorded the highest heat index in the country for April 30 at 48 degrees Celsius.

At least two tweets described the scene as “traumatizing,” with one seeing “dozens of people dropping like flies.”

Another user recounted the events, saying that it was difficult for the medics to reach those in need of help. “It was traumatic, no sugarcoating. Sa harap namin lahat dinadaan kasi it was the fastest way. The [BINI] girls got distracted too kasi even sila mismo ung nakakita dun sa ibang nagaask ng help. Maski kami sobrang traumatized kasi bawat lingon ko may sumisigaw ng ‘medic.'”

(Those being aided were passing right in front of us because it was the fastest way. The BINI girls got distracted too because they too were seeing those who were asking for help. We were so traumatized because everywhere we turned, someone was screaming “medic.”)

Given the group’s meteoric rise this year, some fans suggest the need for more medical and security staff at events, or the need for a bigger venue, adding that this incident should be a lesson for those planning to stage a BINI performance.

Tweets reported that the event host had announced an estimated crowd of 10,000.

In an ABS-CBN News report, Dagupan City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Ronaldo De Guzman confirmed to the news outlet that some attendees had lost consciousness at the event. The officer said that no serious injuries were recorded, and medical officers and volunteers were able to attend to all those who required aid.

No specific number of those who fainted has been released, the site added. –

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.