Revisiting 2008: Rain at the 29th Blue Dragon Movie Awards.

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

This was the first LIVE Rain performance that I watched on my TV, back in late 2008, when we had KBS World! *squeeee* Kim HyeSoo was representin’ well for us mature women of the world, and Rain was so working the stage on point in that tux from the time he hit it, sho nuff! Finding this again in such crystal clarity is a real treat. Dear manloverain, I love you. 🙂

(The sound is off by a few hairs, but who cares?)^^

081120 29th Blue Dragon Movie Award My lady + Rainism (1080P). Courtesy of manloverain @YT)

~ by Cloud USA on November 29, 2011.

8 Responses to “Revisiting 2008: Rain at the 29th Blue Dragon Movie Awards.”

  1. Yeah, it’s kind of weird, but the silence (and stillness in general, not being demonstrative in certain places) is simply a show of respect. That’s how a general audience shows that they are enthralled by you — by not interrupting your performance with noise and stuff. You see that a lot in Japan, too — their applause only comes after you stop performing, and they sure as heck don’t move around. It’s like they’re locked on target or something. Interruption means disrespect. I’ve noticed that only on KPop music chart shows and at KPop concerts and KPop stuff in general do fans holler and chant and bounce and such while someone is doing their thing. (You noticed that in this thing, only the KPop fans up in the rafters were doing stuff.) (And when Rain himself is in an audience, he does the exact same thing, not make a peep or hardly even move until it’s over.)

    I also think it’s really weird how in country music clubs in the U.S., people hurl beer bottles at you when you’re awesome and they like you. But whatev. LOL

    Stephe ^@@^

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    • Lol the beer bottle hurling I can do without. I do remember u talking about this before… I’m still getting used to it, ya know? I’m used to seeing performers get up and dance in the aisles if they’re enjoying something on the Grammy stage or whatever, so seeing the total opposite can be still be a surprise.

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      • It sure can. I still remember how hard it was for me to get used to. (Sometimes I think I’m still getting used to it LOL) Nowadays, though, if I was watching and one of those celebs suddenly got up or did anything, it would scare the CRAP out of me and I’d wonder what was wrong.

        (I know that you and BiA get it… I was more talking to newbies who didn’t.) 🙂

        Stephe ^@@^

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  2. Alllriighht… I had to go find an in sync version and watch that part 15 more times. Thanks for reminding me of this! 🙂

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  3. My absolute favorite part in this video is from 2:02 to 2:44. The attitude and the dancing in that part just makes my ovaries explode. There was a day earlier in the year when I watched that part of the video like 2949808 times in a row. Unff!!!

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  4. The soud is too bad, but I like it!

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  5. This was great in HD…love it. You know, I know this is different cultures and all, but goodness…..can you say let’s sit and watch paint dry. Talk about a “Stepford” audience. Mr. cameraman there’s no need to pan to the audience cause paint is drying no matter whose face you put it on. The man is dancing his butt off…..sweat dripping and…….(*paint drying*) HA!

    Who can tell if they Don’t like you?? (*scratches head*)

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    • Lol I’m ALWAYS wondering that about the audiences in these types of shows in Korea. How can you watch him dancing like that and not at least move a little or something. If I was the one performing I’d be feeling awkward as hell, that’s for sure.

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