Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Niigata Nights...or Days...or Something... IDK But Here's Some Photos

Friday, 09/02/2011.
"Johnny with his World Figure Skating magazine…
opened to his page with the interview with Yuzu."
The interview was conducted by the fabulous Akiko Tamura in July
while both Johnny and Yuzu were performing in Fukuoka.
Need your own copy? 
You can order one direct from the publisher!
Photo and caption courtesy of
Super Managtress Tara Modlin.

So Johnny and Tara left Japan yesterday, landing safely at JFK about an hour before they took off from Tokyo, and are now gearing up for Fashion Week with events beginning on Thursday, but I'm still wandering around in last Friday, wading through tons of leftover picspam from rehearsals to shows to their departure from Japan on Monday, in which they took off about an hour after they arrived home....

That whole concept never fails to boggle my mind, although I'm also still fascinated by pizza rolls, so maybe I'm easily boggled. IDK.

Anyway, the blog clock over there is back on New Jersey time, but I'm in Niigata on Johnny time, where we pick up our story with these exclusive photos from Super Managtress Tara...

Friday, 09/02/2011, 2:31 p.m.
Between rehearsals.
Tara writes: "Major Internet problems at the rink... uuuuugh. 
I had a 20-minute break, so I ran back to the hotel
 to send like 5,000 emails. Luckily Stéphane had to get something
 from the hotel, so they were calling a cab anyway 
and I hitched a ride with him! 
So here is the front of the show program..."

"...and here are Johnny's pics inside the program." 
Plus bonus Stéphane!

09/02/2011, 3:04 p.m.
Random practice photos--Heartbroken rehearsal.
"Here are some awful practice shots taken with the BBerry."
IDK. I kinda like the blurry, other-worldly effect...

09/02/2011, 4:13 p.m.
Random media photos.
Johnny and Stéphane are interviewed 
along with Mr. Makabe (seated next to Stéphane), 
an executive with show promoter CIC.

09/02/2011, 6:21 p.m.
Tiny Beauty Bear moment.
This is the purse of lovely fan Junko
and the little bear attached to it is named... Eric, of course. :)

09/02/2011, 6:24 p.m.
Sightseeing and geography lesson.
"This is the bridge in Niigata that spans the longest river in Japan." 
Which is pretty good considering Super Managtress Tara 
was absorbing this info at what for her was about 5:24 a.m.... 
She later confirmed that it's the Bandai Bridge, 
and the name of the river is the Shinano.

Bonus post-rehearsal pic.
"Stéphane and Johnny walking into the light..."
Love this.

OK! And now we're caught up to yesterday, when, after three dazzling performances and a wonderful fan meeting, it was now time to say goodbye to Japan. These photos from the airport in Tokyo are courtesy of Ineko Nakagawa, who also provided the captions in quotes below. (Please click twice for full size--some of these are pleasantly huuuuuuge!)

Narita airport.
A big smile and open arms to hug a waiting fan.

Chatting with fans.


More chatting (that's Tara behind him). 
Ineko asks, "Was his hairstyle changed?"

Johnny with Ineko's gift: 
This adorable bear wearing Johnny's
new Bad Romance costume!
Ineko writes: "With my Yuliya, I made and presented to him. 
Tara also said Wow, when I showed the bear. 
I handed her and asked him, 'Please be a friend to Ping-chan.' 
He replied 'Yeeees.' He gives original name to her might be."

"I said, 'I've forgotten to attach the hoodie.'
"He answered, 'No, it's just my hoodie off 
the middle of the program.' 
*Blowing his hair with sexy pose*"

Many, many thanks to Ineko
and Super Managtress Tara 
for the photos! 
Coming up: More picspam
from the goodbyes at the airport!

Q and A returns!! 
And it's a question I've always wondered about. 
Go read it now!

And look what else is coming up...!

Still tix available!
Or see the ITNY website for more info!

More new stuff on Johnny's website!
He'll be attending Macy's Glamorama Los Angeles
on Friday, Sept. 23, and also performing in 
"Fashion on Ice" on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Chicagoland!
Info here!

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

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...

It´s Tuesday. Finally. We celebrate this happening...this day being long anticipated Tuesday...with the equally and desperately expected picspam. There it is, and it blows my mind which isn´t that unexpected at all. Now I´ll be staying here in anticipation of more mindblowing pics to come. Soonest. How about...Wednesday? Do we agree on that?

Thank you to all participants, namely Tara and Ineko and, as always, to you, Binky.

Wait!! There is someone missing.
Yes! Thank you to Johnny also. Of course. Is there any question at all?

Is it Wednesday already?

Vicky said...

pritonThank you so much to you and Tara for sharing these photos. My Goodness I can't stop looking at Johnny's arms in those interview pictures! Or wondering if what Stephane needed at the hotel was a shave, lol! And much as I like the idea of the two of them walking into the light together, I hope it won't be for many many years yet.

aaaack said...

Thank you for all the random wonderfulness and all who contributed to capturing this on the fly.

Namely, thank you to Akiko, Ineko, Tara, Binky,

Peace said...

OK I thought you typed NSFW in the tags instead of NYFW and I was waiting for the porn. Probably need a nap. :O) (Me? Johnny porn? Would never suggest such a thing.)

WheresMyKoppy said...

Ah, Yuliya is beautiful! Ineko did such a lovely job! Ping has a new friend! Great photos and blog once again MM!