[clips] Strictly for the visuals: Before he was “Rain.”

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

This first one is pretty much a bona fide Blast From The Past, really, if not the ultimate BFTP. It is the clearest version to date that I’ve seen of 비 being showcased and introduced to Korea as a principle dancer (KBS Music Plus, 2001). This was the year before his debut as a singer/idol, and will always be one of the most precious videos I’ve ever come across. Just precious. (We still wonder how he managed to move his body like that!)

Rain_2001 KBS music plus Rain Dance. (courtesy of manloverain8 @YT)

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And this jewel is 비, barely a month past his April 2002 debut, on an MBC idol game show hosted by radio personality Park KyungLim. I tell you, even without a translation, at times this thing had me hollering. 비 having to successfully eat an orange while being slingshot up into the air? ROFLMAO!

020525 RAIN_MBC Gameshow. (courtesy of manloverain8 @YT)

~ by Cloud USA on July 14, 2011.

9 Responses to “[clips] Strictly for the visuals: Before he was “Rain.””

  1. Awesome flash back. thanks for sharing!!!!

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  2. My eyes immediately go to Bi, he just has always had(has) that special something.

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  3. wow…doesn’t seem that long ago….

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  4. I like his music and love his dance moves.

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  5. Loved both videos!!!! The first one I had seen before. His dancing skills were always amazing. The second video was hilarious!!! It amazes me how I find these shows so hilarious even though I do not know what they are saying. Laughter is just contacious and universal.

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  6. Awww so adorable!! His dancing skills are amazing; you just can take your eyes of him!!! I LMAO with that show, gosh, they slept in the floor, that woman abuse them and in top of that they got to do whatever she wanted. Lol!!

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  7. LOVE IT!!! Hope to see the complete version of the game show too. Thanks for sharing ^^

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  8. His body was like rubber. Hey do you remember the name of that Janet song he was dancing to? It’s been a long while since I heard it.

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