Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, October 24, 2014

2008 Buffalo Jills Away Game Parties part 4 and Comedy Show-revisited

We continue our look back series with the final Away Game Party at Rhinos and the 2008-09 Buffalo Jills Adult Comedy Show.
The crowds had dwindled a bit as the Bills' record dropped through the season but there was still a good-sized crew of regulars for a divisional matchup with the Jets. The diehards at Rhino's were rewarded with not 2, but 3 Buffalo Jills onhand for the 1st half of the game. Super-cute rookie dancer Lonna was there along with a pair of 2nd year vets. Providing the veteran presence were a couple of young ladies having big years for the Jills. Vincenza was the covergirl for the 2008-09 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar, a cover that I still think is the sexiest cover of any of the Jills calendars. The other vet got her year made big just prior to that party by getting elected to the Pro Bowl by her squadmates. Once I saw Jess was there for the party, I made sure to let James know so he could announce it to the fans in attendance. Anyone who's known Jess at all, even just from seeing her on the sidelines, knows how incredible her smile is. When she was getting congratulated personally by the fans in attendance, I think she was beaming brighter than I have ever seen her.
Vincenza, Jess, and Lonna with James from The Edge
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The Jills finished up their 2008 season with their popular Adult Comedy Show at Club Paradise in Blasdell. As it turned out, this Friday night event coincided with a rare Friday night Bandits home game so I left the game a little early. I arrived just prior to the start of the event and was greeted with one of the most pleasing sights I could've expected. I had mentioned that earlier in the season, Ambassador Squad captain Kelly H had taken ill and had to miss appearances and games. When you consider how well we interacted over the years, it was pretty disheartening for me that she wasn't well and that I didn't see her during the season. When one of the 1st sights I saw upon my arrival was Kelly flashing her fantastic smile, I couldn't have been happier.
Kelly back in action alongside her boyfriend
Rob Lederman from 97Rock helped with the emceeing duties as well as the comedy but this year, Rochester native Joel Lindley headlined the show. At the time, Joel was a regular on the Conan O'Brien Show and was seen on MTV, Boston Public, and the Bob & Tom Show. He's been a writer on Comedy Central and besides his stand-up tours that keep him on the move, currently works on the Holland America Cruise Lines making enjoyable cruises even better. Get a look at some of his act on YouTube.

Comedian Joel Lindley does a Jills pose
Being from Rochester, Joel was only too happy to do this show, which raised funds to help run the squad. He even did a Jills pose before he went on! Of course the comics weren't the only attraction at this event as most of the 2008-09 Buffalo Jills squad was in attendance for the event. Various members of the squad sold raffle tickets for a 50-50 raffle as well as for Chinese Auction prizes that were handed out at the end of the show. While the show was going on, attendees had 4 special waitresses circulating around serving drinks and food in the forms of Lisa, Valerie, Dr. Amanda, and Ambassador Squad captain Kelly. Tips they received went to the squad.
Ayeshia, Omarlla, Kristin B, and Jill D
Anna and Amelina with comedian Joel Lindley

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From the Bandettes comes a photo from the NLL Eastern Finals vs the Rochester Knighthawks. Posing for a photo at halftime are last season's 2 stunning rookies, Janelle and Mandy! It won't be long to see what rookies join the Bandettes in 2015 while these two young ladies acquire the status of veteran.
Janelle and Mandy

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