Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, July 18, 2014

2007 Buffalo Jills Comedy Show and Zebb's appearance-revisited

The Jills didn't hold a comedy show in 2006 but brought it back in 2007 with an adult comedy show at Club Paradise in Blasdell, which was to become the home to all the Jills events for the next few years. The show was a sellout thanks to strong sales by the girls on the squad, including 4 Jills alumnae in the forms of Korinne (2004-06), Tamara (2006), Kristine L (2002-06), and Mickey (2002-04).
Korinne (2004-06) and Jamie with their bfs
As with most Jills events, a Chinese Auction and 50/50 raffle a part of the evening with some of the girls selling tickets before the show started. Once the comedy got going, I hung back near the bar to watch the show which included, among others, 97Rock's own Rob Lederman.
Kaitlin B, Lisa, and Valerie
Emily and Brianne
After the comedy portion was done, they cleared the stage and took a break before some of the Jills, and choreographer Kelli Wagner, took the stage for a pair of dance performances. For that, I grabbed a seat up front with Tamara who had thought ahead to grab the table right in front of the stage.  Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't the best but I was able to grab some video of the performances.
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In 2007, 97Rock and DJ Jickster had appearances for Monday Night Football each week during the season (except the week of the Bills-Cowboys MNF game, of course) and the appearances each featured a Bills player or two as well as some of the Jills. The appearances were held at Zebb's Deluxe Bar and Grill, alternating between the Amherst and Orchard Park locations. In addition to getting to hang out with Jickster, some of the players, and some of the Jills, fans could answer trivia questions for prizes as well as enter into a contest for a trip for 4 to Tampa Bay. Living in Jamestown, making it to these appearances wasn't going to happen easily but I made it for the December 10th appearance at the Zebb's in Orchard Park. For this appearance, Jickster enlisted Brian Moorman and Rian Lindell of the Bills along with their wives, Amber and Johna to come hang out as well as Mrs New York Jennifer Stehler. From the Jills, rookie ambassador Laura made the appearance but while she was the only Jill there, she was far from alone. As many know, Laura has long been known as the Martin Archery Girl and developed a lot of friendships through that. A few of those friends showed up to support her as well as watch the Saints dismantle the Falcons on Monday Night Football.

Laura with Bills P Brian Moorman
Laura with 97Rock's DJ Jickster
Laura with Bills K Rian Lindell
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From the Bandettes comes a photo from halftime of the 1st game against the Rochester Knighthawks. Shown posing for a photo before the squad went out to perform are Lauren K and Janelle. Lauren K was a 3rd year vet in 2014 and is the writer for Buffalo Dance Examiner. Janelle was one of only 2 rookies on the squad in 2014 but while the quantity of rookies was low, the quality was exceptionally high in terms of beauty and enthusiasm for the squad.
Lauren K and Janelle

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