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05.23.11 [soompi] Rain Fools Around in Germany: Drinks Out of Cocktail Glass Bigger than his Face

On Saturday, international star Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) tweeted photos of himself in Germany. In one photo, he is seen drinking out of a cocktail glass bigger than his face. Along with the pictures, he wrote, “Successfully finished my concert in Germany…and now I’m looking through the menu. I ordered a cocktail ice cream to toast my success, but I almost died trying to finish it. T.T ”

In the photos, Rain is seen at an outdoor café sporting a sunglass with a very sexy open buttoned leopard print top. The photo where he’s seen drinking out of a cocktail glass that is twice the size of his face has been attracting much attention among netizens.

Netizens commented, “The glass is bigger than his face!” “Definitely a fashion icon! Lovin’ the animal prints” and “That cocktail looks yummy!!!”

Recently, Rain participated in the Dresden Music Festival, one of Germany’s most celebrated festivals, and received a fusillade of encore requests after his performance.

source  : soompi

05.22.11 [Article] Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

english translation:

Dresdner Morgenpost – 21.05.2011 – S.17 – J.S.

Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

Scream Alert at Sempers

Dresden – A new experience in the solemn Semperoper: not a quiet devotion while expecting a musical experience, but a heated up emotional atmosphere reigned Thursday night, when the artful meeting of the chief director of the music festival Jan Vogler on the cello and the “South Korean King Of Pop” (“TIME Magazine”) Rain, took place. With his appearance a scream alert was scheduled.

It was his first stage performance in Europe – a sensation, not only for his fans. There were visitors from 25 countries, families were travelling from Japan, Korea and China. Teenies in Party-Chic, equipped with colorful light sticks, never-ending clicking cell phone cameras and plushies were part of the scenery. To every teasing dance move, every wink of the idol, hysterical screams were not far away. Some ladies in evening gowns must have felt being out of place.

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05.22.11 [remarkable] Rain & Vogler – Dresdner Musikfestspiele

english translation:


Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten – 21./22.05.2011 – S.10 – Stephan Wiegand

Within One’s Reach

Cultural meeting in the opera. Rain is the popular description of the fifth element.

It’s not obvious at the first sight how Rain influences the occidental High Culture. The Korean Star seems easygoing relaxed amused and plays with his talent. A glance beyond his facade is absolutely impossible; even in the opera, a place for high culture , the auditorium has to search vainly for seriousness. The 29 years old singer, actor and pop star with excellent love of entertainment was flirting constantly with his audience: With his numerous Asian fans, who were confident with every single line of his lyrics, and with critical visitors of the opera. Everyone who wanted to get involved with it, fell for his charm. That was also the self-feeding contrast program, a glance to Asia, a walk on a golden bridge, which the artistic director of the ‘Musikfestspiele’ (music festival) Jan Vogler intended and who enjoyed every single moment of this amusing mass migration.

Approaches like ‘Pop Meets Classic’ has been strained repeatedly in the past few years. In most cases the singer used to buy the suitable famous orchestra for this kind of variety, the musicians took over the part of the side decoration. An attraction, which is meanwhile predictable and does not surprise anymore. A symbiosis of Rain and Vogler is from its approach a completely different one. In this case a cellist discovered ‘the pop culture’ for himself and is furthermore careful enough not to leave behind any individuality.

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05.20.11 [en.Korea] Rain, covered by the German media

Rain successfully finished his performance in Germany.

Rain’s dancer with the id @gori7911, Park Kyeong Yeol uploaded a picture with a comment, “you look awesome.” In the black and white picture, he is wearing a sunglass beaming his charisma out.

The picture seems to be taken in Germany when he visited for a Dresden Music Festival. Dresden Music Festival is one of the traditional festivals that started since 1978, and Rain was invited by Jan Vogler who is in charge of the production. He joined the festival on the 19th.

Rain was covered by both the on, off line news media in Germany. In an online newspaper, sz-online.de introduced Rain as one of the most influential figure of the hundred and was invited by Jan Vogler.

And one fan at Rain’s site said, “I did not know there are that many fans in Germany. There were fans who were mimicking the dance moves and were plenty other fans. German fans rock.”

He added, “the reaction was very hot, a standing ovation and encore requests…It was simply amazing.”

Source Nate by Ye Sul //en.korea.com

05.19.11 [Newsen] Rain becomes the first Korean to participate in German Dresden Music Festival

Becoming the first person from Korea to participate in German Dresden Music Festival on May 19th, world star Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) will show new performances to the public at Semperoper (opera house) where the festival will be held.

According to Rain’s agent, “Rain’s come to be on stage at the Dresden Music Festival as he’s been asked to perform with ‘Jan Vogler’, a world-class cellist and executive director for the festival.”

It is extremely unusual for a pop singer to be on stage at the Dresden Music Festival, and this has been the first try of ‘Jan Vogler’ who has a lot of concern for Oriental culture since he changed its original theme while placing emphasis on a reversal in international aspects.

Meanwhile, even though they’ve decided to break with the long tradition and tried something new where pop singer Rain’ll perform with the symphony orchestra, the concert tickets are known to be sold out.

Credit to Newsen http://news.nate.com/view/20110519n24472?pcview=1

Brief translation by rain bird.

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