Wow, wow and WOW again! In one week from today, I will be heading to Tokyo, Japan to take on another fangirl adventure of the Rain kind. I have always been adventurous and have always loved to travel, but I thought Rain would have least let me recover from Seoul before embarking on a concert tour. No dice.
When I was in Seoul this past July to welcome Rain back to civilian life, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of befriending a group of lovely Japanese fans outside of the west gate of the ROK’s Defense Media Agency. It was no surprise we all bonded under the stars (and a 2AM downpour of torrential rain) while we waited for that coveted hour of his release to arrive.
We talked a lot that evening about how we all came to be a fan, and a definite topic of conversation was Rain going on tour following his military service. We were all pretty much of the same opinion that he would probably record a new album and then put together a world tour. A world tour that would include the US, of course! However, my new friends said that if Rain decided to come to Japan, I should come and see him there. And so I made my promise right then and there, in the shadow of the MPs, on sacred Seoul soil, I said I would come.
I should have known he wasn’t going to wait. The moment he was out of the military he hit the ground running. With appearances in Thailand, Singapore and China, I knew he was up to something but I still thought a tour was a ways away.
Wrong. In a million years I never thought it would be 4 short months later!!! RAAAAIIIIIN! The second (and I mean literally THE second) his Japan Zepp Tour was announced, I was contacted by one of my new J-Cloud friends asking me if I wanted tickets and would I come to Japan to see Rain. How could I say no?? I did announce in front of them all back in July that if Rain toured Japan, I would come. I couldn’t go back on my word! Operation Rain Zepp Tokyo was born.
Somehow all of the planets aligned and the Zepp gods were smiling upon me. I am going to Tokyo. I am going to see Rain in not one, not two…not even three, BUT four shows – the last four of the tour.
I think my first trip to Japan is going to be quite memorable. In fact, I think it is safe to say it will be downright epic.