News summary from “Hobonichi” today 100915, Part Two

Source Misfit Mimes Blog with invaluable assistance from Akiko Nakata.
 

Two months have passed since that dreamlike interview.                     Totally enchanted by Johnny, we reread the uploaded pages and said to each other, “Oh, it was awful, so interesting!” Then we heard that he was going to perform in the show.                                                                     Someone concerned asked us, “Will you come?”                                   “YES, by all means!” Needless to say, several crews raised their hands.

 

We just visited him in the backside for a while, and we weren’t allowed to shoot the show. I will just simply report, “We went and saw him,” but we hope you will enjoy reading it.

The report begins with us, deeply impressed by the ice show that we had seen for the first time, visiting the backstage, still being rather absorbed.

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Wow, awesome! Extraordinary power! Tremendous speed! Must be painful if they fall…expressing each impression, we were waiting…

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Oh!

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That’s!

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Johnny!

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Johnny!

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Johnny Weir!

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Wow, so happy!

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It’s been a long time! Shaking hands, and again.

Enjoy their dialogue for a while.

ジョニー

Johnny

Hi!!!

糸井

Itoi

Nice to meet you again. [in English]

ジョニー

How are you?

糸井

I’m fine, thank you. [in English]

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ジョニー

…In English?

糸井

A little bit. [in English] (Laughing)

ジョニー

Well, I hear you started to take lessons.

糸井

Nooo. (Laughing)

The show was wonderful.

ジョニー

Thanks very much.

Will you skate in the next show?

糸井

Oh, excuse me. (Laughing)

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ジョニー

In a fantastic costume.

糸井

Ah, with a costume, I would be OK.

ジョニー

(Laughing)

糸井

Especially, your new program in the second part was wonderful.

ジョニー

Ah, good. It’s my favorite program.

The costume was different from my earlier ones?

This is the first costume with no rhinestones.

糸井

I see. Yes, it was really simple.

ジョニー

Yes. That’s why my make-up should be so heavy.

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糸井

 (Laughing)

The song was also beautiful.

To be frank with you, we saw a live performance for the first time. We were all really excited.

ジョニー

Ah, good. We skated so fast, didn’t we?

糸井

The speeds were amazing.  

And the ice is so hard? As if we were watching martial arts.

ジョニー

The same quantity of energy involved.

糸井

Great.

In the arena, you don’t fight with the opponent like in martial arts, but you all exercise your power—that’s something.

ジョニー

Yes, we try to skate better than the previous skater.

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糸井

Many your rivals in the Olympics and the last season are in the show? How are you getting along?

ジョニー

Well, it’s difficult sometimes…like a little odd family. (Laughing)

糸井

(Laugh)

ジョニー

But we are much freer here than in competitions, so we do joking and laughing.

糸井

Yeah, you seemed free.

I want to see a competition next.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time today.

ジョニー

Thank you so much for coming.

糸井

You’re welcome.

It was so good for me to see the whole world of figure skating where you are [/live].

ジョニー

Oh, thank you.

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糸井

I thought more people should see your show.

ジョニー

If you tell them, I’m sure we’ll be able to give more shows. It seems everyone knows you, Itoi-san. (Laughing)

糸井

Not at all. (Laughing)

I get nervous when I see an athlete just after his performance, like now.

ジョニー

Really? Why?

糸井

Because I was watching your beautiful performance just a little while ago.

ジョニー

Really?

糸井

I regret there’s no opportunity to show you my beautiful performance.

ジョニー

Ha ha ha ha!

Really, various people say Itoi-san is great. That’s your true performance, isn’t it?

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糸井

Thank you. (Laughing)

ジョニー

It’s true, they say that!

糸井

I blush. [“He blushes” sounds more like Itoi-san?]

Well, we shouldn’t keep you long. We’d better leave now.

ジョニー

Ah, your jam was very delicious!

糸井

I will send you more.

ジョニー

YES!

糸井

Which jam do you like?

ジョニー

‥‥‥‥Berries.

糸井

OK. I’ll make berry jam.

And, this is for you, a badge [color?] of my dog.

ジョニー

This is best. (Laughing)

The dog of your twitter icon.

Thank you.

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糸井

You’re welcome. Well, we leave now.

ジョニー

Thank you very much for the nice interview.

糸井

Thank you. We had a marvelous time today.

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ジョニー

Thank you.

糸井

Well, go ahead.

ジョニー

Thank you. Good night.

糸井

Good night!!

ジョニー

 (Called by people concerned one by one while walking along the passage, Johnny leaves repeating greet and hug)

糸井

 (Watching him from behind)

… Great. Really, Johnny is great.

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Just for a short time, visiting Fukui was rewarding.

Most of all, the live ice show was really wonderful.

Not only Johnny,

but Pulshenko (special),

Lambiel, Tomas,

And Andoo Miki-san, Suguri-san,

Suzuki Akiko-san, Arakawa Shizuka-san,

And the male pair like the crowns from Cirque du Soleil were wonderful, too.

A young male skater, Machida Tatsuki, whom I saw for the first time, was also good!

 

 

…with such infantile impressions, I close my report on Fukui.

Lastly, please enjoy the pictures we took successively in a very short time.

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2010-09-15-WED

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