In a celebration of manhood, the US Army and Citadel Radio took over the Agri-Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds to put on the 1st Buffalo Men's Show. This event featured such things as an Army demonstration, games to play, replicas of KITT and the General Lee, and plenty of booths with various big boy "toys" to buy like motorcycles and HD TVs. It was also an opportunity for the thousands of event-goers to meet and get autographs from various celebrities. On hand were Sabres like Rob Ray and Patrick Kaleta and Bills like Trent Edwards, Terence McGee and Gibran Hamden. There were plenty of non-athletes as well when you factor in the radio personalities of 97Rock and 103.3 The Edge, Chris "Shooter McGavin" McDonald, and Shannon James, Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 2007.
Obviously, an event like this wouldn't be complete without hot women and in addition to Shannon James, they brought in Lydia from the CW23 (an honorary Buffalo Jill for all her work in promoting tryouts) and a large group of the Buffalo Jills. The Jills spent some time posing with fans for a donation to Hunter's Hope and sold some calendars for the majority of the day but a lot of these girls made the squad not just because of their beauty, but their ability to dance as well and took to the stage to put on a hot dance performance for their fans.
Later on, while a lot of the event-goers had their attention focused on the stage for a bikini fashion show, the Jills circulated through the crowd handing out Bills schedules, meeting fans and posing for pictures, and checking out a few of the displays and games. Lisa and Stephanie B tried their hand at bowling using a Wii before meeting former Bills All-Pro G Ruben Brown at his Ruben's Run booth. After that, Lisa and Amelina tried out the QB challenge and both girls nailed their 2nd attempts to the delight of several fans who were watching. Then, Lonna Kay showed off her musical skills at Guitar Hero and earned a number of groupies as she played.
Here are some pics and videos from the event.
If you missed it but were in Western NY, what were you thinking? But considering how successful the event was, don't be surprised to see it made an annual event so hopefully you can check it out next year.
Stay tuned for more events and appearances from the Jills over the next couple of months including, but not limited to, appearances at the Taste of Buffalo on July 12th and 13th, and the 6th Annual Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament to be held on July 21st at Lancaster's Fox Valley Country Club.