By HOWARD BALABAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Medina Journal-Register — A boisterous crowd filled the Medina Theatre Saturday night to listen to live music, dance with members of the Buffalo Jills, and have a rockin’ good time.
The night started when the lead singer of Shotgunn Wedding — a Rochester-based band — made the bar her stage, setting the tone for fun for the rest of the evening.
The Jills also performed a routine, and then went through the crowd to bring as many contestants as possible out onto the dance floor for a dance competition.
Kelli Wagner, owner and director of Fusion Dance Studio, and also choreographer for the Jills, announced the winners of the contest to enthusiastic applause.
Third place went to Lisa Trippensee and second prize went to Bernie Hoffmeister, who got a lot of help from his wife, Edee.
Winning the competition with what Wagner called “the dead leg stomp” was Fred House of Middleport. He said being at the Theatre was a lot of fun.
“I read about this going on tonight so I thought I’d come out and have some fun,” House said. He was at the event with his son.
“I love going out to dance and have a good time,” House said. He added, “There were a lot of pretty girls here, too.”
The Jills — likely part of the group to which House was referring — said the Coyote Ugly event was one of the more unique they have attended.
According to team policy the Jills could not give their last names.
“We got to interact with the people tonight, which was really nice,” said Melissa, who said most appearances normally require the Jills merely “appearing.”
She added how the night’s theme “reminds me of home” as she is a Kentucky native.
Fellow Jill Myesha said the night’s event was a welcome change for the squad. “We’re out on the dance floor moving around and it was a lot of fun,” she said.
Added Shelby, “This whole appearance has been fun. This is a great place; I love this town!”
Shelby’s enthusiasm doubled when she learned her proximity to the Town of Shelby, with its limits just over the train tracks near the Theatre.
The Medina Theatre will hold another theme night near the end of July, but it will be much more family oriented. For more details call the Theatre at 318-5093.