So my actual sixth blogoversary (yes! I’ve been doing this for six years!) is February 28, which was Sunday, which is a day no one reads the blog because they’re too busy trying to understand how the words “Johnny” and “airboat” can possibly be used together in a sentence, so I was very surprised and touched to receive congratulations from various random people, including these special remembrances from Johnny’s Russian fans:
And via Natasha Saveleva: “Happy Birthday, Binky’s @JohnnyGWeir Blog! 🎁🎉 @misfitmimes #JohnnyWeir #HappyBirthday #Feast #ДжонниВейр #Праздник”
Thank you both so much for totally making my day! ♥ And please click Natasha’s collage for the full-size view, where you can actually read the text of the blog entries she chose, including the one that started it all, which remains one of my favorite posts to this day.
And so today the blogoversary festivities continue in the best possible way: with a new set of exclusive picspam from the Halloween on Ice vault (which is really quite full of amazing goodies and any minute now I’m going to get more of them shoveled out here…) plus new exclusive HOI video. This series comes from Johnny’s preshow warmup at the tour stop in Syracuse, NY, and I really love the way Davey edited these.
The release of this set also heralds exciting news: Davey has recently upgraded his website to include an online store, through which you can order his photos in beautiful and amazingly huge high-res sizes. He’s just added this set of pics, so if any of these shots need to adorn your desk or your walls, please head to the store and choose your favorites. International shipping is available, and more photo series will be added soon. In addition, if there’s a particular photo you must have but you don’t see it on the site, please email your request to him here.
As always, most of these are pleasingly large even in web-res, so do click any photo to enjoy it in all its full-size glory.
And thank you, Johnny, for the light, artistry, inspiration, humor, and love you radiate to the world every day. My life is a more beautiful place because you are in it. ♥
One of the great privileges of my life is to be allowed to watch Johnny at rehearsals and warmups. As brilliant as he is in performance, his prep time on the ice has a magic all its own, as glimpsed in his Instagram clips. Here’s some of the footage we got from the Syracuse warmup. I love this.
BONUS FAN ART
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) February 29, 2016
If there are shenanigans (oh let’s hope so), they shall be posted here.
SEE JOHNNY SKATE! Johnny is headlining the Art2Skate 2016 Spring Ice Show hosted by his home rink, The Skating Club of Wilmington, April 15 and 16. Tickets are already going fast, so please be sure to get yours ASAP!
Image via Johnny’s official website.