*flails* Well this story actually begins on sat 23rd Jan at 1am!! (so tech it was sunday lol) this is the time when i heard that Rain was going to make a public appearance in London at the MCM store i managed to find the official Facebook page which confirmed this information so then OMG i totally freaked out! i mean the whole can’t breathe light-headed OMG I AM GOING TO MEET RAIN FEELING!
After hearing this news i ‘ran’ to Terri to shout at her if it was true and we deduced it was seeing as he does work for MCM so then i freaked out more i booked train tickets then sorted out my CloudUSA Press pass and started to get everything ready for Tues so throughout Saturday and Monday all i did was spazz for Tuesday haha.
Everything i took, CloudUSA press pass, CloudUSA business cards and my Rain’s world album! which common i couldn’t not take (double negative GO ME!) – you know just incase he would sign people’s stuff.
The event at first was supposed to be happening from 4-6pm but then apparently that clashed with Rain having to leave the country so they hung whether Rain was actually going to be at the event for about a day then on Monday afternoon finally confirmed he would be there from 2-3pm. thankfully my train was at 10.57am and i would get there about 12.15pm so FEW! annoyingly they also added the clause that you HAD to buy the rucksack which cost £365 ($580) for the medium bag and £475 ($755) for the large bag which well no one hand that kind of money but we could still see him going in and out of the store (because the shop had no back entrance) so i was definitely still going!
I was in contact with Jang-Ho Kwon who worked at the MCM Store and he was giving me lots of information and helped me a HUGE amount, so thankyou to him.
Ok now skipping forward to Tuesday!
Got on the train and flailed and listened to who else but Rain all the way to London – here is a nice photo i took of St Pancras station in London its a hugely impressive if you have never seen it in person before! a photo never does it justice!
We then had lunch, well a very quick-lunch because neither of us were at all hungry so then we brought the tube ticket and were on our way to the MCM Store, which we arrived at about 1pm there were a few people lined up but we went to the door to see if we could chat with Kwon who said it should be ok to chat to him before the event but it was the mean lady at the door and i don’t think she fully understood me, so just decided to try and find him after so went to join the line.
at this point i was going insane with happy fangirl spazzing and flailing and making a whole host of odd noises! well like all the girls+guys in the line! haha, everyone was having fun outside and chanting bi rain saranghae among other things, it was a lot of fun to meet other clouds and everyone was extremely friendly.
We also got told at this point that Rain wanted to meet as many fans as possible so you didn’t need to buy and item to get in i wasn’t fully believing this and my suspicions were confirmed when they later said to meet him you need to buy and item from the store – the cheapest thing in the store was £85 ($135) which was an iPhone case.
After a while think around 1.30pm maybe the official photographer turned up, he was really nice he took Video and photo’s of everyone outside which when we asked he said it was for the MCM website so gotta keep an eye when they post that up!
He was asking questions about Rain and about concerts which everyone replied HE NEEDS TO DO A CONCERT IN THE UK!!! haha, which yes he really does, this was all recorded so should show up at some point (hides in the corner) he talked to us for a while, glad he was nice you can get some very un-interested photographers but he was awesome i feel bad that i didn’t manage to catch his name.
A lot of the staff from the store kept coming out and taking photo’s too! i would imagine it was all the staff that came due to the amount there at once which i don’t blame them! if you work there and just happen not to be working that day turn up anyway! lol.
We were lined up along the road Rain would be turning up on and of course there was a lot of different cars driving by and because this is the rich/posh part of london A LOT of nice cars with blacked out windows were driving by. Rain finally turned up at 2.30pm (30mins late mind but he stayed 30mins after he should have left to make up for it!) His car of choice a HUGE white stretch limo! the King of Kpop knows how to turn up in style! and i expected no less!
The limo sat in a queue of cars for a while (due to the traffic lights) then finally the cars in front drove off so i managed to get a photo of the front of the limo! at this point EVERYONE in the line was screaming and shouting and going all out fan girl because we all knew that in a matter of SECONDS the man we had been waiting years to see AND NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN IN THE UK! would be getting out of THAT limo! at this point i was wondering omg wonder what he chose to wear ahhhh i was so freaking flailing! may i point out how hard it is to take video and photos AND spazz at the same time! OMG. The limo slowly pulled forward so the door was just across from us! and STOPPED!
My heart was beating A MILLION times a second at this point! Then the door opened the fan girls (including me) went even more insane and screaming and shouting his name! he walked towards the entrance door but then started shaking people’s hands and walking up the line towards us.
I spazzzed and had to swap my phone into my other hand so i could shake his (which is why there is a skip in the video i edited out my finger being over the lens lol. He went up the line to the end then walked back down again to go into the store.
His outfit was AMAZING!!! even more awesome then i expected and his hair looked great! and wearing some awesome sunglasses! *also points to the practically nakey girly on his shirt* when he got out i didn’t even notice the shirt due to the fact i was spazzing and flailing and shaking his hand and staring at his amazing beauty in real life! but when i looked back at the video and pictures i was like well i didn’t see that LOL.
Having Rain THAT CLOSE to me was AMAZING, his hands were manly yet soft and warm which made me just want to snuggle in them! He was smiling and waving and trying to shake everyone’s hand. As you can see from the video of Rain walking down the line he practically had NO BODYGUARD!!!
lol yes the dude was following him down the line but more or less the fans could have dived on him but they all stayed well controlled So proud off all the UK clouds for not diving on him which meant he could walk down and see everyone more freely which also means a more enjoyable time for him 😄
everyone more or less stayed in the line – its true no country can cue like we do HAHA. he then walked back up waved then went into the store. Then the next stage of insane spazzing started! they let a few people in the shop at this point and i had decided for £85 i was NOT gonna miss out on meeting Rain so i went in much earlier i think then most people due to i think most people were still deciding if they should spend the money to meet him and get something signed.
So when i went down it was just me and some of the MCM Staff who were just stood there staring at him i did wish they would have talked to him he was just stood there – prob thinking the same thing lol, but he looked so adorable! he had his sunglasses off so you could see his amazing eyes! ahhh his eyes and lips WERE TO DIE FOR!!! OMG IN REAL LIFE THEY ARE AMAZING!!! i just wanted to reach forward and touch them but i thought better of it HAHA he is the height he says he is! no lying there – seeing as i have been asked a few times if he was actually that tall! SO YES RAIN IS ACTUALLY THAT TALL!!! FREAKING PERFECT HEIGHT!!! also i have been asked about his weight HE WASN’T SKINNY HE WASN’T CHUBBY HE WAS PERFECT!!! he really does look fine and huggable you could just slip your hands under his jacket and snuggle in close to his chest and stay there forever! you could see the muscles through his jacket too which made me spazz even more! ok now i know it’s not just me that thinks OHHHHH what does he smell like, i didn’t smell and cologne but he smelt HOMELY ok yes that sounds very odd does it not, but that’s the only word of i can think of to describe it, he clearly hadn’t worn any so was just him and he smelt very nice!
Ok back to me in the basement with Rain – i got slightly sidetracked describing him lol.
Well i walked forward and i said hi and so did he then he said whats you name to which of course i replied Katie and I’m from CloudUSA and he looked at my id badge and went “ahhhhh yes” then smiled, quite a huge smile which was SO AMAZING SO CLOSE! i handed him my Rains world Album and said to him that i hope he is having a nice time in London and he replied “yes” nodded then smiled again, i also mentioned i loved his new hair style which he went “oh thanks” with another smile. At this point i was SO drugged up on Rain’s smile, so didn’t pick up on him pointing on the other item i had with me! so he said “ohhh do you want me to sign..” and pointed at the MCM item i just brought – don’t even think he knew what it was LOL (an iPhone case) to which i was like ah yes if you wouldn’t mind, so he opened the box and got it out then said “where abouts” i replied anywhere then FULLY stared at him as he signed it! i was trying to take everything in OMG the feeling was over whelming my legs where turning to jelly! also at this point (yes it did take me a while) i realised i was the only fan down here with him haha, so i had plenty of time and he didn’t seem to be in any rush. he then said something else which i can’t fully remember i think i was summit like “nice to meet you” can’t be 100% sure i was so high on rain my ears were not working fully! he is so softly spoken i was just imagining as i stood there how amazing his singing live must be if his voice alone while talking is this hot and sweet! so the next stage is to hear him live on stage! *flails* he then said “thankyou for coming” and held out his PERFECT hand again which i had already touched and shook outside when he came in so i was in Shock that i got to do it again. AHHHH his hand was so soft and warm and perfect, he smiled again as i shook his hand – he really did seem to be enjoying himself which i loved 😀 i then slowly existed the basement looking back at him as i went up the stairs, he was just stood there perfectly smiling to himself, at this point my legs really did turn to jelly OHHHHH MY GAWD I REALLY DID JUST MEET TOUCH AND TALK TO RAIN!!!!! *SCREAMS* the official photographer took photos in the basement but we were not allowed to take photo’s in the store which is fair! would me less announce for Rain and the professional photographer made it more relaxed, they said they shall email the photos to us so YAY.
A few more people went down after me then they announced Rain would have to leave in 20mins because it was 3.10pm and he was supposed to leave at 3 but because he turned up late he stayed later which i though was amazing of him! hope it didn’t make him late and at this point due to the queue to pay for items was so long the women said please get it signed then pay for the item! so a massive queue was formed on the stairs which went in no time then Rain was leaving again so i jumped up got my phone ready again and took more video and photo’s of him leaving!
When Rain got outside he signed a few more autographs don’t think he was supposed to due to time restraints but clearly he wanted to so did! no stopping him giving him fans some more love 😄 and it meant more time to stare and bask in his pure beauty and the amazing atmosphere he created when he was around!
He was smiling and talking to the fans which you can hear a little bit on the video i took of him leaving, i am just so happy that he was smiling and chatting so much! he really is amazing! he really did need to leave but stayed a little bit longer to do more autographs.
He was just surrounded by fans which the dude to his left (our right) but there was no issues he signed talked smiled then got told dude we REALLY need to go so started to head to the limo door
Isn’t he just perfect!
He then got into the limo, which stayed for a second due to the traffic lights then drove off containing our man! So glad it was a nice event, and i think due to the fact the event wasn’t huge made it even more personal and special and more relaxed. No one got hurt everyone behaved well and looked like Rain had a good time too! Doubt he realised he had this many fans in the UK and this wasn’t even everyone! due to work and distance issues a lot of people couldn’t make it. This is what the shop window ended up looking like after the event! it was perfect before hand haha – the MCM store made a SERIOUS amount of money in that hour! to say how many people went down and the cheapest item was £85 ($135) ohhhh the selling power of Rain!
Here are the items he signed: Here is the iPhone case
You even get a box and cloth to put it in O___O haha rich people do have some odd extra things when they buy items – this cost £85 didn’t wanna buy it but was the cheapest thing and i couldn’t miss out on seeing Rain!
he was only supposed to sign the MCM items but its Rain so of course he didn’t mind signing the album i took for him to sign *FLAILS* this is the thing i wanted him to sign and now its signed and its mine! AHHHHH SOOOOO HAPPY!
This day has been the BEST FREAKING DAY OF MY LIFE!!!! and i doubt anything in 2011 could ever come close to today!
I met RAIN!!! the guy i have been obsessing over for years THE KING OF KOREAN POP, the guy i see everyday online and have all his songs! HE CAME TO THE UK AND I TOUCHED, SPOKE AND GOT HIS AUTOGRAPH!!!! I NEVER EVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD EVER HAPPEN!!! i thought in the least it would take several more years and i would see him in Korea or japan NOT NOW AND NOT IN ENGLAND BUT I DID!!! IT HAPPENED AND I AM SO STILL ON A MAJOR RAIN HIGH!!!
Now i need a new aim because i was to see Rain in the flesh and that has now happened so i hope my next meet with Rain will involve him being onstage and me being surrounded by the Clouds i talk to all the time online and who i REALLY wish to meet as much as i wanted to meet rain! I promise to get a good job and save my ass off so i can complete this wish! because i really want to meet all of you! You clouds have been great and i hope you enjoyed my updates on the day 😀 i couldn’t tweet too much because of signal issues but once i got into the store it was ok so when you got all the tweets i was sat ABOVE RAIN’S HEAD TWEETING YOU ALL!!! and my phone battery was dying haha i had to switch it off for most of the day unless it wouldn’t have lasted!
Hope you enjoyed my fan account and if you have any questions please ask! nothing is out-of-bounds for example yes i did stare at his CROTCH for a while! Rain’s crotch in real life is indescribable!!!
P.S Sorry if i made any mistakes in my writing i am still flailing and spazzing around haha
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