RAINY DAY Season 3, episode 23. Vogler plays his cello in the downpour.

Written by: Stephe Thornton, Managing Editor ^@@^

Asia broadcast 9/3.

Last week, we left off with Rain and Jan Vogler’s rehearsal for their Classic Meets Pop joint concert at the Semper Opera House, during the Dresden Music Festival last May 2011, one of the most interesting episodes of RAINY DAY to date (in my opinion, anyway.) This week, rehearsal is done, Rain and Crew amuse themselves backstage waiting for Zero Hour, the clock ticks down, and…

It’s show time. The Real Deal. The audience swells, and Jan and JiHoon go to work. 🙂

Nice audience shots during “Rainism” really show those of you, who haven’t seen images from inside the Semperoper yet, just how deep and wide and high up the people were in that place. It was a packed house, which really came as no surprise with those two powerhouse names on the marquee! As Mr. Charisma and his Dangerous Crew headed into “It’s Raining”, the audience of Rain fans AND Vogler fans AND DMF-goers didn’t hesitate to amp up the volume. Haha. They just couldn’t help it. Rain fans dominated, of course, but that’s what we do. 🙂

One of my favorite parts of this episode (and any fan cam from this event) is when Rain and Jan are on stage together, chitter-chattering with each other and the audience and being downright giggly about their collab. RAIN: “Okay! We just do it!” That was when the two handsome maestros headed on into another one of my absolute favorite things from that night—a beautifully cello’d “Escaping The Sun.” OMG. Without me having to find a fan cam that shows Vogler along with Rain during the number, which was the point of the whole performance, by the way, thank you very much. OMG.

Check out Jan silently grooving to the Rain beat until it’s time to play his cello in the downpour. So cool.

And then we’re right into cello’d “Love Song”! *in heaven* Oh, how I would love if there was an official release of this version. As it is, my fingers are crossed that an official DVD of the whole joint concert, along with the entire DMF Europe/Asia sharing of cultures, will come available.

Nice touch, RAINY DAY, letting us see “Love Song” from JiHoon’s point of view, letting us see some of what he saw as it happened. He and Jan knew, after “Love Song”, just what a special, historical thing they had done on that stage. It was written all over their faces.

Uh-oh. The amazing, emotional, being-a-part-of-history moment I was experiencing has just been completely dissipated by Rain killing “Hip Song” from the side at minute marker 9:10.  Good gravy! @__@ LOL That “Hip Song” was certainly one for Rain’s record books, too. And after all the accolades, some autographs, and a peace-out from Rain, we are done.

Big thanks to our German, Asian, and global sisters who were there at the DMF to give The Man and the Men so much love. Thanks to all the Dresden Music Festival-goers  who supported Classics Meets Pop and helped make the concert so successful; because of the diverse audience in the Semper Opera House that night, no one can say that “only Rain’s fans” appreciated his performance. Any naysayers can stick that in their pipes and smoke it.

And thanks to the German media for giving Rain’s European debut the press it deserved.

— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org

(Video credit: happyyyrain torrent / courtesy of ratoka @YT)

~ by Cloud USA on September 4, 2011.

2 Responses to “RAINY DAY Season 3, episode 23. Vogler plays his cello in the downpour.”

  1. Loved watching

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  2. Loved the behind the scenes look. Hearing these songs along with the cello just took them to a whole new level….love.

    Like

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