Johnny hard at work as Celebrity Guest Bartender for Characters Pub in Lancaster, PA, to help raise money for local biking organization The Common Wheel. Photo by Suzette Wenger for Lancaster Online. Tons more pics below!
Kayso we’re BACK! after a brief hiatus that sort of stretched beyond “brief” into “leisurely” into “hey-you-guys-whatever-happened-to-the-blog . . . ?”, and we’re back in a big way with a fab batch of picspam from Johnny’s charity event in his hometown area of Lancaster, PA, Wednesday evening. Johnny teamed up with his erstwhile pitching coach and dear friend Pete Andrelczyk of the Lancaster Barnstormers, and Lucy Garnett Caldwell of West End Yoga, as Characters Pub’s Celebrity Guest Bartenders to help raise money for The Common Wheel. Johnny served his signature drink, titled “Infamous Prickly Pear Bellini,” as well as lots of smiles and selfies to delighted customers. Characters was thrilled with the turnout and Johnny’s customer service skills, noting: “Johnny Weir was a gem to help out this fundraiser for The Common Wheel and he truly worked so hard for 3 full hours of a packed bar!!”
Please enjoy the roundup of pleasingly huge pics below gathered from social media, Characters Pub’s Facebook album, and Lancaster Online’s slideshow whilst we await word from NBC as to when we can start looking forward to seeing Johnny and Tara on our TVs again beginning with Skate America, which is now just a scant four weeks away . . .
On site and ready to werk.
Ready for my shift at @CharactersPub1! Come on by Lancaster, PA!! I shall tend to your every bar whim with a smile. by @johnnygweir
Thanks so much Johnny….and the other bartenders, and everyone who showed up tonight to make this such a unqualified success! by Characters Pub
Johnny Weir is here and waiting to serve you his Signature Bellini during Celebrity Bartending Night at Characters Pub to benefit The Common Wheel! #raiseaglass #dosomegood by @characterspub
The Celebrity Bartending Team are pouring for you tonight til 8pm to benefit @commonwheelbikes! Let Johnny Weir make you a. #fabulous Bellini! #raiseaglass #dosomegood #downtownlancaster by @characterspub
The Official Johnny G. Weir — with Pete Andrelczyk by Characters Pub
@johnnygweir and @drelznation serving up drinks at @characterspub until 8. Proceeds benefit @commonwheelbikes by @flyafter5
One of many satisfied customers.
Here to tell you that @johnnygweir makes a *mean* Prickly Pear Bellini. #restaurantweek #alwayslancaster #bartender #drinks #eatout @characterspub by @jkopftwins
Brief video clip!
Tonight, guest bartender @JohnnyGWeir meets & greets people at @CharactersPub1 to raise money for @commonwheelbike @LancasterOnline by @SuzetteLNP
EVERYONE WANTS A PHOTO WITH JOHNNY
So there was apparently a sort of red carpet area where adorable things happened . . .
Grant meets his first celebrity, Johnny Weir! #fabulous by Bernadette Dougherty Cisney
When you meet Johnny Weir, magic happens. #swanarmsforever #ballet #feelinglucky #joblove #cantbelieveit by @moveitwithmarie
There was a lot of Move It love at @characterspub last night where are own Lucy bartended with @johnnygweir in support of @commonwheelbikes! by @moveitlanc
Hanging out with some friends… #JohnnyWeir by Eric Rittenhouse
. . . and also random selfies happened everywhere: not only in the bar, but ON the bar.
The Official Johnny G. Weir — with Anja Ocker Najera by Characters Pub
The Official Johnny G. Weir — with Annie Weeks by Characters Pub
Same group with bonus Patti Weir photobomb!
Because I love you and I’m getting good sister points💜 by @darntooting
The Official Johnny G. Weir — with Laura Christy Rapp and Meghan J. Young by Characters Pub
Also note subtle Patti & Big John photobomb here.
Celebrity bartender @johnnygweir @characterspub by @fussiestwalnut
This just happen with Kara Ruby and The Official Johnny G. Weir, Pa Olympian! #PursueYourHappinessPin!!!!! by Michael Chapaloney
Having a drink with @thatshuugirl made by @johnnygweir #Johnnygweir #skater #vip #glamteam #fashionblogger #fashion #beautylaunchpad #tedgibsonadvancedacademy #annacecchismithfashionwonderland #lancasterpa #lancastercounty #alwayslancaster #fashionshoot #internationalstylists #fashioneditorial #tedgibsonartisticteam by @annacecchismith
Great night tonight for celebrity bartending with @johnnygweir @thatshuugirl @annacecchismith @characterspub @commonwheelbikes #characterspub #lrw2016 #lancasterpa #johnnyweir #celebrities #diningout #centralpa #figlancaster @lancastercityrestaurantweek #downtown #cheers #discoverlancaster @discover_lancaster @figlancaster #lcrw2016 by @miostudio
Johnny deep in conversation with Linda Kopf . . .
. . . whose daughter explains why.
So this happened tonight: my beautiful mama and @johnnygweir, who attended her elementary school 😉 Thanks to @characterspub for hosting a great guest bartender gig benefiting @commonwheelbikes! #eatout #drinks #bartender #alwayslancaster #restaurantweek #cheers #johnnyweir by @jkopftwins
When you’re casually in Lancaster, PA and THE @johnnygweir makes you a bellini and your older coworker takes the photo 😍 #skaterheaven #blurry #delish #slay #wherestara by @lb4rbs
The Official Johnny G. Weir, and his biggest fan, Susanne Hershey Materia by Characters Pub
The Official Johnny G. Weir — with Mark Stoner by Characters Pub
Marshall Snively and The Official Johnny G. Weir by Characters Pub
Bill Applegate, The Official Johnny G. Weir and Jenn Rullo by Characters Pub
Vy Banh with The Official Johnny G. Weir and Maria Meliton by Characters Pub
Had a great time tending bar with my favorite baseball player and wonderful friend @drelznation. Thanks everyone for coming out to see us! by @johnnygweir
BONUS #TBT GOODIES
Random throwback video from Johnny & Tara’s first Superbowl appearance, recently uploaded by Rawhide, AZ.
And yes, we’ve already seen this on his Instagram but it certainly bears reposting absolutely everywhere . . .
uncovered a photo from my first headshot shoot. 19 years old, not a stitch of makeup, those were the days! #throwbackthursday #freckles by @johnnygweir
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