Johnny during his breathtaking Empress performance for Artistry on Ice in Taipei. Via I Got Shot’s Facebook album.
UPDATE! Artistry on Ice in Beijing MAY be livestreamed on Chinese television here beginning at about 7 pm Friday in China / 7 am Friday EST.
ICYMI: Full coverage of Artistry on Ice’s opening show in Taipei here!
So I wasn’t even planning on blogging today, but this is what happens during the Weibocalypse: so many amazing goodies are available that there’s hardly time to finish one post before there’s more for the next…
Fresh off their triumphant Taipei debut, the Artistry on Ice team arrived in Beijing earlier today to prepare for tomorrow evening’s show. So we begin with a very brief airport arrival series from Beijing, and then on to a bunch of bonus Taiwan stuff that is all too gorgeous to pass up, including yes, more video…!
WELCOME TO BEIJING
IDK why everything was rushed, but possibly because the flight from Taiwan had been delayed several hours due to weather, so I think they hit the ground already behind schedule for a tour that could not be tighter on time: Beijing performance Friday night, Shanghai on Saturday, and the final show in Shenzhen on Sunday. So after the hasty hello-and-goodbye, Johnny posted this message on his Weibo for his beloved Chinese Pandas:
At the airport, in his usual international-tour posture: chatting with fans and grabbing a pen to sign autographs with one hand while clutching a ginormous bouquet with the other.
Closeup of those incredible roses!
Another view, in which the flowers completely obscure the fan holding them while waiting for Johnny…
Safely at the hotel with yet more flowers.
MEANWHILE, IN TAIWAN
More glorious coverage of Wednesday night’s premiere performance! First, a look at the opening number, from Marumi Lee’s Facebook album:
Next, exclusive photos courtesy of the lovely Joveta Leo:
And finally, more from I Got Shot’s series, beginning with Johnny’s Carmen:
Opening number, first half.
Opening number, second half.
Plus two Johnny-focused clips!
And new video of Johnny’s Empress program:
Happy Johnny post-show in Taipei!