Article: Kelly Lovering
Video: Jim Kupczyk
After a few cocktails I found that camouflage was not such a bad look for me or the other 4,000 plus guests that attended last nights 12th annual Red Cross fundraiser ‘MASH Bash.’ Properly known as ‘The BASH 2010’ held at Red Cross headquarters on Delaware Ave. in Buffalo.
The impressive turnout was second to the incredible bite size cuisine from local restaurants, free Tim Horton’s chocolate chip cookies and performances by none other than Lance Diamond. It’s not a party unless Lance is jamming and I am a sucker for cookies.
The BASH was named Buffalo’s Best Annual Fundraiser in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
by ArtVoice and also received the 2007 Outstanding Event Award from Buffalo Niagara Event Professionals.
For those of you living in a hole these last few years, The BASH is a traditional Buffalo summer kick-off party raising money for the Red Cross of Western New York to provide education on vital disaster preparedness and response.
The inclement weather did not put a damper on party-goers. In fact many people barely noticed the torrential downpour, that or they were having way too much fun dancing in it. Even the volunteers were overtly positive and outgoing.
What makes The BASH such a successful and entertaining event is the atmosphere and that fact that Buffalonians are always ready to start the summer off right- fatigues, dog tags and all.
The BASH is certainly an event for all people, but if you’re young and single it might be just one the best places to score a potential date. According to some of my single-lady-friends… “There is something about a man in uniform.”
Just make sure not to scarf down too many free cookies and cosmos while scoping them out!