Lotte 30th Anniversary (2010)
Yes—Cloud USA’s second Fan Cam concert, where a little too much Magic Stick = a broken zipper.
[ *ETA: "Magic Stick" is an expression that refers to a Rainism performance, because of the magic stick/cane that is sometimes included. What did you think I was talking about? ]
Yes, I said it. Too much Magic Stick equaled a broken zipper at the8th Annual Lotte Duty Free Family Concert last night. And this is probably not the first time it’s happened—just the first time we’ve SEEN it happen. A lot of unrestrained gyrations are in that “Rainism” choreography, and our Ji-Hoon has a lot of power—we have all been witness to that fact many, many times. Whether the zipper was already weak to begin with, or simply could not stand up to the pressure he put on it, this was inevitable. Not a matter of “if”, but “when.”
The audience loved it. We love it. And we love Rain’s reaction to it even more, all red-faced and grinning. What a guy. Bi—saranghaeyo.
Clouds—fan cams came out so fast! And they are delightful. The audience was so into Rain’s performance that all he had to do was unbutton his collar, or smile, and they sounded like they were going to stampede. The fan-cammers themselves were hilariously out of control and in heaven, and yet managed to get the shot. (Thank you, ladies, for sharing your treasures with us!) It looked like a great performance where a good time was had by all. Enjoy.
— Stephe @ Cloud USA 6/15/2010 ^@@^
(All videos courtesy of otomesaru625 / mitunabasaki / ktkzy1401 / DC / Memo-Rain)
Fresh Woman (We think this was the very end/encore.)
Escaping The Sun
Rainism (With the crazy pyros and all, we think this was the beginning.)
Love Story (At the end of the song, he knows he has no choice but to speak up. ”I have to tell you something. I have an emergency… my zipper is broken, so I need to change. Just give me five minutes!” Brief translation by rain bird.)
(“Congrats to Lotte on their 30th Anniversary. I’ve finally gotten myself into big trouble! But I am fortunate because I brought extra pants. Thanks to not only my fans, but others for coming too. My special album in three different languages [Chinese, Japanese, Korean] will be released early in May 2010. The album’s visual and musical style will be great, please look forward to it.” Brief translation by rain bird. He also plays with the audience a bit, quizzing them about their ages—who’s in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, etc. ^@@^)
Instead of Saying Goodbye (And he jokes about the zipper. LOL!)