|Ti handing out game programs|
Thanks to quick service at Washington Square, I got down to the Arena after dinner and was greeted by Jennifer and Ti, handling game program duties for the 1st hour the gates were opened up. After catching up with them briefly, it was up to the 100 level where Mandy's line was handing out Bandits schedule magnets. This is only the 2nd season the Bandits have handed those out but the Bills, who had previously handed those out every season, failed to do so in 2015. I got a chance to talk to Mandy and Amanda (a returning alum whose uncle I'm longtime friends with) real briefly before it was time to go see Stephanie's line on the other side of the escalators. Both lines were pretty busy with lots of fans but Stephanie's line was getting pulled in every direction by fans, family members, and friends excited for the rookies on the squad. One rookie who was especially excited was Karley, who was unable to dance at the Open Practice. Her excitement didn't stop in pregame as she was practically glowing all game long as she danced alongside Stephanie and the rest of her squadmates.
|Sarah, Jessica, MaKenzie, Deanna, Stephanie, and Karley|
|Bandettes in action|
|Sarah clearly loves the camera almost as much as it loves her|
|Mandy and Angela|
|The gorgeous captains and co-captains Mandy, MaKenzie, Janelle, and Stephanie|
|Karley clearly enjoying herself and the Bandits lead|
|Ebony beauties Jennifer, Syidah, and Ti|
|Rookie beauties Deanna and Jessica|
Next up for the Bandettes, while the Bandits travel to Colorado next Saturday night, they all return home to the First Niagara Center on January 23rd for a big matchup against the hated Toronto Rock.