Marquee 4th Anniversary Weekender: Rain and PSY
8 April 2023
It’s a Saturday night at Marquee Singapore – the island’s largest nightclub. And clubbers are zealously grooving along to the high-octane mix concocted by the DJs as they wait for K-pop veterans Rain and PSY.
They are in for a special treat. The duo was in town to celebrate the nightclub’s fourth anniversary, which spanned three days.
HallyuSG also understands that both Rain and PSY held a closed-door performance earlier in the evening – at the Grand Ballroom of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Show tickets were not made publicly available.
The duo were slated to perform 30 minutes after midnight, according to a note to the press. But we were first greeted by Musius Korea, a private VVIP performance group.
Rain boasts chiselled abs and well-defined biceps
A wave of cheers started to overlap with the roaring music. I caught a glimpse of Rain behind the DJ booth. And so did other fans. He took centre stage for two tracks – 30 Sexy (2014) and Domestic (2022).
Rain is as suave as ever, no doubt. The seasoned soloist hits 40 this year. But when he gave us a sneaky peak of his chiselled abs halfway through his set, it made us think otherwise.
He also took off his cropped jacket for his second song, revealing his well-defined biceps.
Perhaps, we’re not the only ones who took notice of his age-defying body. PSY did too.
Party like no tomorrow with PSY
“I’m not like other K-pop artists, I don’t have muscles. And I’m not skinny”, he said in fluent English.
But none of that really matters – as he is charismatic, captivating and hilarious – all at one go.
At 45 years’ old, PSY is one vehement party animal who bounces off the energy that the crowd gives. He said: “If you stand still, I’ll do the same. And if you get drunk, I will be too”.
“Put your phones away, and enjoy the performance,” he urged.
Born Park Jae-sang, PSY became a global phenomenon with Gangnam Style (2012) and introduced K-pop to the world. He performed the addictive earworm along with Daddy (2015), a track he collaborated with CL.