Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, September 11, 2015

2009 Titans and Jags Away game parties-revisited

The fun kept going at the Aud for away game parties in 2009 the day after the Jills Fundraiser. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep that night as I worked at getting the photos from the previous night's event up by 7am and then I was back up in Depew around noon. Joining me at around 1 were two Jills that had seen it all, except the playoffs. Eileen and Omarlla were in their 10th season on the squad having joined in 2000 and even though this was their 1st away game party in 2009 (Omarlla had done one at Rhino's the previous season), they knew what they were doing without any instructions or guidance.
Eileen and Omarlla
Unfortunately, the Sole appearances were at an end, something I didn't learn until I got there at halftime. Truth be told, I had wondered about how feasible the appearances were as Sole is hardly known as a sports bar. My concerns were well-founded as attendance was sparse to say the least, with a dozen or so people in the dining room and rarely more than a couple other people in the bar area with me, the bartender, and the Jills' guest bartender. See all the pics at
The following week, the Bills were back on the road again in Jacksonville and on-hand at the Aud for the Edge Away game party were Stephanie B and Jess. Stephanie had never done one of these but Jess had done one at Rhino's the previous season, just after finding out that she was the Jills' Pro Bowler. The 2009 appearance was Stephanie's time to shine as she was the reigning Buffalo Jill of The Week at the time. She did get some notice for it...mostly from the bar's DJ, was was a huge Jills fan and reader of the Blog...though mostly because he wanted to see the pictures that he posed for with the Jills every
Stephanie and Jess with  Mickey from The Edge

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From the Bandettes comes a photo from the March game against the Minnesota Swarm when several alumnae were on hand to celebrate 15 years of the Bandettes! Shown posing for the camera are Alexis and Richelle. Interesting notes...Alexis probably had the most fun of anyone at the Buffalo Auto Show posing for a pic in a car with basically the same name as her. Richelle, on the other hand, had more fun than anyone could expect to have at a rock concert as, just prior to the 2006 season, she and her squadmate Danielle B got to join their favorite band onstage.
Alexis (2009-10) and Richelle (2005-07)

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