[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – Rainism #2 (10/26/2008)

Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

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A week after Rain brought the badassery of Rainism to the Inkigayo stage, he was back again to serve up a second helping. Aggressive, fast and furious, he tore up the stage once again with this oh-so-provocative song. I believe Rainism is by far one of his strongest signature songs. I am quite positive that there is not a single Cloud who would argue that it is one of his best. Week #2 of Rainism was lacking nothing and, in fact, even felt a little more intense than the first performance.

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Case in point: check out at about the 1:41 mark where there is a moment when he dances with complete reckless abandon and then seems to catch himself and reel it in! There are times when I think he actually holds back which then begs the question, what would happen if he just let it rip full throttle? Frankly, I don’t think any of us are fully prepared for that! But, I am willing to take a chance and encourage him to unleash it.^^

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Week #2 had all of the elements we saw in week #1Rainism is like a well-oiled machine – it stays on course with the occasional revs of the engine. Really though it is so powerful, any more torque and something would combust, audience included!

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When the jacket gets ripped off and the tie aggressively loosened, we know it’s about to go down as in bringing out the magic stick and letting Rainism infect the lot of us!

You may recall in the first installment of Rainism he wore a white suit (which is always a good choice) – however here he opted for a deep grey pinstripe suit with a touch of deep lavender. I like this suit. But I think what really is effective is the scarf draped across his hips. This was a mainstay during the Rainism era. Rain is smart. Yes of course we are going to watch ALL of him while he is performing. But by strategically placing that scarf low across his hips we cannot help but focus there. Rain is THE hipmaster. Not too many men can move their hips the way he can. It is a subtle and sexy style choice that is well thought out and effective.

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Yes, week 2 of Rainism did not disappoint. And look…I even discovered a fancam of the rehearsal for this particular performance. Bonus!^^

Inasmuch as rehearsals are a lot about blocking and making sure everyone is in their right place, I am still struck by how perfectly in unison the crew is in this rehearsal.  Yes, Rain has the most amazing crew backing him up. In addition to being complete professionals, the Fab Ones are without question…fabulous. And Rain..yeah, he alright too. LOL!!


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[Video credit: Sherry Hung/manloverain99]

~ by Michele on March 14, 2014.

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