[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – How To Avoid The Sun #2 (11/23/2003)

Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 7.06.34 PMTwo weeks following his first solo appearance on the Inkigayo stage, Rain was back again to try to avoid the sun. I always like to find different nuances from performance to performance – because they are there. It is safe to say that all of his music is most assuredly engrained into his genetic make up with each lyric and each choreographed move precise, crisp and in numbers like these, intense. But Rain is a versatile performer.

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On November 23, 2003, instead of being firmly in place on the stage as the number began, he came up through the floor arriving to the stage, sunglasses firmly in place and set to groove. He always feels this song…but here, I think those pyrotechnic fire bursts along the stage were keeping things (and him) hot as he kept teasing us with removing his jacket, letting it loosely drape off of one shoulder….or both.

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 7.07.11 PMOk, isn’t it just AWESOME that it actually looks as if he is standing in the direct sunlight? I don’t know for a fact, but I have to guess that he has lots of input in the staging and lighting of his performances.

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And he is as raw and intense as ever.

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Music is this man’s life force. It breathes life into him and sustains him.

Oh, and when the sunglasses came off, they stayed off.

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Somehow I get the feeling when Rain steps on the stage and sings one of his songs, for him it is like singing something brand new, singing it as if there is someone in the audience who is hearing it for the first time. ♥

Michele @cloudusa.wordpress.com/CloudUSA.org

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[Video credit: aj53love]

~ by Michele on January 22, 2014.

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