I feel like slapping myself. When Rain was sorely lacking in fan service, I complained. A lot. Now that he’s going overkill on the fan service, I am still complaining. Guess it’s something that needs a little getting used to…
Ultimately, it’s all for the fans. And they deserve it.
SBS Inkigayo early morning pre-recording today, 19 January 2014 (all photos from various sources, as posted on Twitter and DC):
Today is Rain’s last day of promotions before flying out to the USA to discuss another Hollywood project (or to film more scenes for The Prince, or maybe both; his press releases tend to contradict itself over time). His pre-recording schedule is at 6am, which means that fans who want to watch had to line-up all night. Outdoors in the street. In way-below zero temperatures. After doing the same thing for the past two weeks. These fans are HEROES, I tell yah. Anyway, to show his appreciation, he held another mini-fanmeeting and provided breakfast to all attendees.
This is something that is, frankly speaking as a long-time Rain fan who sees things as it is, totally unexpected coming from Rain’s side. We’re seeing a massive transformation here. Finally, having a Cloud ID now means something more than just bragging rights. It’s the best time to be a Cloud.
Maybe I should re-consider registering for Cloud 9th?
But… what if after I registered, he goes back to Mr. Grumpy, No Fan-Service Rain?
I am such a pessimist.