[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining #3 (11/21/2004)

Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 8.04.45 PMOh indeed…that red vest brought some fierce swag with it to the Inkigayo stage for Rain’s 3rd third installment of It’s Raining.

I am sure I am not the only one who appreciates his look during these performances – the patchwork vest (no shirt), the gloves, the long hair, the hat, the leathered-up pants, the huge belt buckle, and the medallion necklace that moves as fluidly as he does through the choreography. Sizzling.

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Even amid some of the more animated and vocal fanchants here, the one thing Ji Hoon did not give to the fans in this performance was his signature smile.  The cute was not at all what this performance was about. This performance was a full on assault. As he allows the music to take over his senses and his body, he relays that back at us with fierce intensity. What I have learned in watching Rain perform is that intensity pours out of him with such force, there is no way to avoid it, stop it, or cap it.

When my heart beats as if it’s gonna burst,
Little by little I’m…  (ssss, ahhh, ssss, ahhh)
I can feel the blood in my body getting hotter. (ssss, ahhh, ssss, ahhh)
When I close my eyes as the music rises,
In my ear there’s… (Rain. Go, Rain. It’s Raining. It’s Raining.)
When an unbearable thrill explodes in my body,
In my ear there’s…  (Rain. Go, Rain. It’s Raining. It’s Raining.)

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This is what it must feel like when you are living your passion. At any moment, it is ready to explode through and from you. To experience such must be a heady combination of both agony and ecstasy. Much like love, right? Is the ‘ssss, ahhh, ssss, ahhh’ the burning fuse to the inner grenade that clearly detonates during this song?

I really appreciate Rain’s early decision to live so honest and raw right before our eyes.  And I love this provocative song that unleashes the sexy badass in him every time, every time.

Michele @cloudusa.wordpress.com/CloudUSA.org

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[Video credit: manloverain8/Lyrics compliments of Cloud USA]

~ by Michele on February 6, 2014.

4 Responses to “[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining #3 (11/21/2004)”

  1. Jihoon is the first Korean artist that got me into loving Korean music.😄


  2. Que dire Michelle sinon WAOUHHH!!
    Je le redis c’est ma chanson et ma chorégraphie préférer (avant la nouvelle version -_^ )
    Mais la sur cette perf il déchire tout , il est HOT
    J’ai adorer tous ses mouvements !
    Merci pour le partage et votre travail , pour continuer de nous faire rêver , avec notre Rain

    Lydie de France ^_^


    • Hi Lydie!! Thank you for comment SO MUCH! It makes me happy to hear you enjoyed the post! Rain is such an amazing performer. And although the song may be the same and the choreography pretty well set, he ALWAYS manages to bring something just a little bit different. He doesn’t get stuck in the same routine even if it is the same song The mark of a great performer.

      Rain knows that his fans are repeat offenders…LOL!! Meaning they see him perform multiple times (and sometimes right in a row). It is actually very very thoughtful of him to change it up, don’t you think?!! Such a sweetheart and without question a master at the fine art of fan service!! ^^

      Thank you again!!! I have more coming with that series.


  3. So beautiful man, so talented, creativ, original, unique artist, great actor, perfect singer. Korea should be proud of him ! I’m from Europe, from Hungary. I’m following his career since five years. He is a global star !


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