Monday, August 1, 2011

Multimedia Monday!

Johnny during his Bad Romance performance
in Sun Valley on Saturday. Courtesy of Diana Dumbadse,
this ethereally brilliant photo of the force of nature that is Johnny
has been making the rounds among fans and generating its own
whirlwind of comments. Some of my favorites:
"He looks like a sparkly, glittery, rhinestone tornado!"
"he's a lamé typhoon," "he looks like he's made of stars,"
"it looks like he's swirling the galaxy into him.
Like he's wrapped in gauzy universe,"
"a stellar cloud where stars are born!
He looks like that, but Johnny, so even better,"
"this new costume makes him look like a galaxy
spinning above the ice ... what a spectacular moment captured!"
and "this is the part when you kind of feel like
you are being taken to a Swarovski-crystal-encrusted dream ... 
this photo is exactly what it feels like
to watch JGW skate ..." Yes. This.
Please click to open the photo in a new window,
then click again to see it in all its full-size detailed glory.

Kayso now that Johnny's rockstar summer tour of Japan, China, Taiwan, and ... Idaho ... is officially over (BRB having a sudden urge to play, "Which item doesn't belong?"), we present random leftover bits of said tour whilst we contemplate the fact that we're really happy he'll soon be going on the most well-deserved vacation in the history of humankind but we're already bored that he's gone and he hasn't even left yet ...

First, some Sun Valley picspam, all courtesy once again of the lovely Diana Dumbadse, who quietly posted these on Johnny's FB fan page over the weekend--so quietly, in fact, that FB just nodded and smiled primly and then decided to tuck them away in the photos folder and not tell a soul that they were there, in its own perverse game of "Which items DO belong? Well, all of them, actually, but we're just going to make that our little secret because this is FB and therefore nothing has to make sense which would make sense to you if you were FB." I discovered them by happy accident thanks to this tweet from @cryandkiss which led me to a tumblr post titled, "y u no show on the FB page, pics?!" So here are some selected shots from the afternoon practice and the evening's rain-soaked performance, and you can see them all by clicking on "Photos" on the fan page.

As always, please click any photo to open it in a new window, then click again for full-size view. These are wonderfully huuuuuuuge. Thank you, Diana!!

And here are Johnny's solo performances in Sun Valley as recorded by Mackenzie Keller, who posted the video on Johnny's fan page with this note: "As promised, A Johnny Weir Double Feature: Non Je Ne Regrette Rien and Bad Romance." Thank you so much, Mackenzie!!

Twitter followers noticed the show was late getting started, and later yet Johnny tweeted, "Skating outdoors, in the rain, at 23:45, only in Sun Valley." In reply, @DitaVonTeese's mama, who was at the show, tweeted, "@JohnnyGWeir you are worth getting wet for THANKS." :)

Johnny, seen here fatiguing his way across the ice in Sun Valley, tweeted after he arrived home yesterday: "I think I'm officially tired. It's been quite a couple months! Thank you to my fans around the world for inspiring me to be my best! Love you." 

Yes, it has been quite a summer, from LA Pride to Macy's events around the country to Japan to China to Taiwan to ... Idaho ... And then of course there was the entire 18 months before that ...

He's definitely more than earned a vacation, but even though he said no phones and no computers, we're still kinda wistfully hoping for a tweet or two while he's away ...

Bonus video!!
At last, a completely Johnny-centric video

of the "Sex and the City" number from Artistry On Ice!
Thanks to sugarfree0246 on YouTube!

A really, really excellent video
of Johnny's Bad Romance from AOI in Shanghai.
Thanks to WASABINASI on YouTube!

And finally, a random AOI practice video,
thanks to Red Motoko! More practice vids etc. available

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted recently:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


germansoulmate said...

Thanks for this awesome blog again and thanks to the equally awesome Diana, Cryandkiss and Mackenzie for saving the weekend, day, whatever.

And now, I wish for Johnny to have some great days off. May his vacation be full of laughing and sun and water and, especially, recreative. I don´t know a man who I wish a vacation more desperately than I wish it for Johnny.

Have a great time, Johnny.

Debora Walsh said...

"...take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun."
-William Shakespeare; "Romeo & Juliet" Act 3 Scene 2.

Maggie St. said...


Thank you Diana & Binky & everyone for sharing these photos.

Thank you too, Johnny! ♥

Julie'sAmazed56 said...

Wow - LOVE the BR skate; gives me a better appreciation for the new costume; and it is just me, or am I really hearing his blades on the ice (whoooosh!)? LOVE it! Debora - perfectly fitting quote; that needs to be the caption on a poster of Johnny from this skate. Is there a graphic artist in the audience here? Someone? Anyone?

germansoulmate said...

Deb, that quote is so...fitting.
Love it.

I´m still amazed about how he does it. Makes the world simply love him.
Perfect quote is perfect.

PumaJ said...

Thanks for bringing us the beautiful pics & vids, Binx. As always, you Rock!:-)

Seeing & briefly talking with Johnny, my beautiful "younger Femme sister", again, was of course wonderful. He is a truly such a fabulous artist & human being. My boifriend, who has become a fan of Johnny's since meeting me, was thrilled to have the opportunity to kiss Johnny's hand & tell him that he is "such a pretty girl". This was the first time for Chris to see figure skating & Johnny live. Hy now completely understands why we all love Johnny so:-)

Toward the middle of the show, we started seeing lightening flashes off in the distance. Then, a few minutes before Johnny skated his last set, Bad Romance, the rain started. The rain was light at first, but gradually became heavier. As Johnny was finishing up Bad Romance the rain became quite heavy, yet he & all of the skaters came out onto the ice for the finale. True professionalism.

Sadly, by the end of the show the rain & wind made it impossible for the skaters to come back onto the ice to visit with audience members. Thus, there wasn't an opportunity to talk with Johnny again. Actually a good thing for him because he had to get up & out early the next morning to catch his flight home.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

OMG! you said the magic phrase: Johnny playground pics . . . which instantly brings to mind Johnny sitting on a playground panda!

hee hee!!

ahhhh, love the first pic. truly beautiful and expresses him so well.

thank god for the fan videos! and i really have to say - without meaning any disrespect at all to the other skaters - that when i see Johnny skate in a group i just wanna say HANDS! to everyone else. cause his are always so lovely.

raising my bottle of soda to Johnny, Ping, and Meg. may they have a perfectly lovely trip!



Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

OMG! just came back to read your blog all over again and realized that the clock is set to New Jersey now! ahahaha! just in case i need help figuring out when and where Johnny might be. LOVE it!

aaaack said...

In the first photo Johnny looks like spun sugar.

In the videos, Johnny skates like quicksilver.

Thanks for the postings!

WheresMyKoppy said...

Great Blog MM! Thanks for getting all the videos and photos together! And Judith, of course Chris is a convert! Johnny does that to people, lol! Sorry you got wet though!