[Cloud USA pre-report] Thanks to our Katie on the scene at MCM London…
Katie (our Forum moderator and Cloudburst London Fog group leader) had already traveled the hour and a half to London by the time I caught up with her online around 8:15 am my time (1:15 pm her time). And from around 8:45 and on, thanks to Katie and to MCM’s Twitter, it was Thunderbirds are GO.
For those of you who couldn’t be with us, or who aren’t on Facebook or Twitter, here is our Facebook blow-by-blow, as it happened:
[live update] Good morning! It’s 8:45 am in Atlanta, and 1:45 PM on Sloane Street in England…! MCM says, via Twitter: There is already a queue outside the store, their photographer just arrived, and that Rain will be signing other merchandise, not just backpacks!
[live update] From Jang Ho-Kwon of MCM London: ***BREAKING NEWS!***
RAIN wants to meet as many of his UK fans as possible.
Therefore ANY items bought at the store will be signed by RAIN, not just backpacks. This includes, wallets, iphone cases and pouches. However he cannot sign non-MCM merchandise.
[live update] Cloud USA Forum moderator and Cloudburst London Fog group leader Katie is on the scene at the Sloane Street MCM boutique. We’re really excited for her!
[live update] Did you hear? It’s starting to rain… he’s almost there, and there will be a deluge when that happens.
[live update] Here comes a limo…
[live update] Rain is greeting the fans on Sloane Street as we speak! The Eagle has landed. 😀
[live update] Rain is signing his fingers off right now. Very cool.
Hopefully there will be pictures soon. Rain doesn’t have a lot of time to see the fans, so we’re sure everyone is just so excited, they’re concentrating basically on him right now…
[live update] Our Katie has JUST had her album and MCM purchase signed by Rain. Oh, halleluia! 😀
[live update] Our Katie says that his hair looks amazing short with a hint of red.
[live update] Our Katie has shaken Rain’s hand twice, once outside at his arrival and once inside. He will be there for another 15 minutes or so. Pics from Sloane St. are coming… we thank you for your patience. According to Katie, Rain’s outfit is HOT. 🙂
[live update] From Katie at MCM London: Rain is much hotter in person and speaks softly. I shall try and record him when he leaves. His outfit is amazing.
[live update] Aaaaand… just like that, he’s gone like the wind. Rain has left MCM London, but only physically. He will be there in memories for a long time to come. 🙂
[live update] MCM London played Rain’s music during the whole appearance, and Rain left in a white stretch limousine… classy.
[live update/10:26 am EST] And now comes the time for everyone to catch their breaths, assess their images and videos, and begin the great sharing of Rain @MCM that is to come across the Rainiverse. 🙂 Thanks to all of you who shared this fun time with us this morning. We’ll be seeing you a little later on — count on it. “V” sign
And so now, hopefully, the Rainiverse will be on fire soon with videos and still photos of this brief yet amazing event—Rain spending time with his U.K. fans. He even insisted on signing any purchase at all, to be more fair and to meet more fans. (We didn’t think he’d be cool with that original backpack deal anyway, seeing as the vast majority of his fans aren’t rolling in trust funds, for Pete’s sake.) Isn’t that just like him? What a guy. ♥ 🙂
We’ll put up a fan accounts(s) and a full report as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience, and we appreciate you being here with us!
— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.org