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Prancer
03-03-2011, 03:33 AM
But maybe by the standards of the Midwestern U.S. (I'm from the Northeast) and by the standards of the USFSA, he's outrageous

I'm Midwest born and bred, and I :lol: at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?

mmscfdcsu
03-03-2011, 03:36 AM
I'm Midwest born and bred, and I :lol: at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?


:lol:. No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.

I found this costume silly as well, but loved the skating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKO56REgQvI&feature=related

What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc

orbitz
03-03-2011, 03:46 AM
I am almost done with the book. I am a bit skeptical at his descriptions of Galina. Could she possibly be that crazy? And given Johnny history of getting drunk and doing incredibly stupid things like challenging Evan to a hand stand competition and spraining his ankle or getting drunk before Swan Lake at Bolshoi, I can see how Galina would be worried.

I wonder if her side of the story is not being told.

It's Johnny's memoir, written from his point of view. There's no need to allow a few paragraphs for Galina to explain her side of the story.

Kasey
03-03-2011, 03:48 AM
I hate to say it, but it's that typical "elevator music" that he always favors :(

That being said, the triple axel that he does during this segment appears to be flawless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hepT00ICryY

OK, what is this music?? It sounds SOOOO familiar. Is it "Snowstorm"?

IceAlisa
03-03-2011, 03:52 AM
It's Johnny's memoir, written from his point of view. There's no need to allow a few paragraphs for Galina to explain her side of the story.

That's not what I meant--I don't expect him to have Galina write anything. I am, however, wondering is something is lost in the story of his issues with her. That's the feeling I got from reading.

Sylvia
03-03-2011, 03:55 AM
OK, what is this music?? It sounds SOOOO familiar. Is it "Snowstorm"?
This reply was posted in the other Weir thread:

Schnittke, "Tale of Wandering" (from this film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQ5BUxnbl0)). I've always liked it myself. Butyrskaya, Doronina, and Bazarova/Larionov have skated to it before.

Holley Calmes
03-03-2011, 04:31 AM
:lol:. No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.

I found this costume silly as well, but loved the skating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKO56REgQvI&feature=related

What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc

I don't find these costumes so weird as I find them indicative of a period of time-as does the choreography. Actually, that second one made me think of many costumes for Swan Lake's Seigfried I've seen - ok, without the little gold skirt, I'll grant you that. If Johnny wore that, I might wonder if he was trying to outdo Natalie Portman with a swan lake psychological thriller of his own. I mean, check this out!

http://www.totallyfreeimages.com/138840/Anton-Dolin-in-costume-for-Prince-Siegfried-in-Swan-Lake-Act-II,

Justathoughtabl
03-03-2011, 04:36 AM
I'm Midwest born and bred, and I :lol: at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?

I didn't mean any disrespect. I just meant whatever is more conservative, and I'm generalizing based on the red/blue thing. It's a complete generalization. I'm just trying to figure out just _who_ thinks Johnny is outrageous.

Prancer
03-03-2011, 04:37 AM
I didn't mean any disrespect. I just meant whatever is more conservative, and I'm generalizing based on the red/blue thing. It's a complete generalization. I'm just trying to figure out just _who_ thinks Johnny is outrageous.

Johnny! :lol:


What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc

Oooh, mmmary, using dance team costumes is just completely unfair :lol:. And using B&B is just tooooooo cruel :lol:.

Holley Calmes
03-03-2011, 04:42 AM
But you need to qualify between those who think being outrageous is GOOD versus those who think being outrageous isn't good. Or, who believe being outrageous according to their own standards is good/bad. Or who think outrageous is fine for people they like but not others. Or people who....ad nauseum.

I love Johnny. I don't love him totally all the time, but I'm indulgent of his attempts at fabulousness. I just don't want to see him get hurt in the long run. I'd much rather have him back skating seriously in "outrageous" costumes than appearing in STAR Magazine's worst dressed looking like a bedazzled Tarzan. (Though...he's certainly fit, even with glitter running down his legs....)

Justathoughtabl
03-03-2011, 04:43 AM
:lol:. No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.


I don't think most of his costumes are silly. Look at what ballet dancers wear; no one calls that silly. They're costumes, not uniforms or street clothes.

BmcC102
03-03-2011, 04:53 AM
This is him, right?

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/worst-of-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2011-seriously-you-want-us-to-wear-this-stuff-2455410/#photoViewer=15

Southpaw
03-03-2011, 05:01 AM
This is him, right?

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/worst-of-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2011-seriously-you-want-us-to-wear-this-stuff-2455410/#photoViewer=15

Yep. And the next time he wears a loin cloth like that he should dance to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpUFBVSyWs).

antmanb
03-03-2011, 08:54 AM
What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc

Which one? :shuffle:

judiz
03-03-2011, 11:51 AM
I am almost done with the book. I am a bit skeptical at his descriptions of Galina. Could she possibly be that crazy? And given Johnny history of getting drunk and doing incredibly stupid things like challenging Evan to a hand stand competition and spraining his ankle or getting drunk before Swan Lake at Bolshoi, I can see how Galina would be worried.

I wonder if her side of the story is not being told.


Don't forget that Johnny was use to getting his own way with Priscilla so it was a shock for him to be with a coach like Galina who was strict about run throughs and focusing on skating.