Features | 2/5/2009 12:56:20 PM | Bandits.com
Banditland is notorious for its die-hard fans. Donning face paint, cowboy hats and clad in Black and Orange for each home game, the dedication is evident.
And still, there are still some fans that go the extra mile. Some fans, like Wayne Solly.
Solly showed his devotion for Buffalo lacrosse this summer in the form of an old charter bus, complete with Bandits flare, at the Erie County Fair's Ultimate Bus Demolition Derby.
"It [looked] more like the home jersey painted in black, white and orange," Solly said.
The Bandits' logo was prominent on each side of the bus, along with "2008 NLL Champions" encrypted in purple lettering, while the front of the bus displayed a sign that read Banditland.
"I've been a large Bandits fan since 1992," Solly said. "This was the first Bandits school bus, but it was the fourth demolition I've done."
Joining him in the competition were approximately 15 other school buses.
"Unfortunately for me, I did not do too well, I broke down early" Solly said. "But, the bus still looks almost perfect right now."
It even received an upgrade.
At the Bandits Open Practice prior to the season, Solly had the opportunity to have the team autograph the Banditland sign that was displayed on the vehicle.
Although Solly didn't win the demolition derby, the theme of his bus was still a success.
"There were a lot of cheers," he said. "A lot of people came up to me down at the pit area backing me up. It was great. I'm hoping to keep the theme going."
Pictures of the Banditland bus can be found on the link below: