Roast Burns General Public Ticket Buyers

Missed out on getting your KROQ Weenie Roast tickets? Of course you did. You have morals and are a good citizen. You walk upright. In other words, you are not a ticket broker.

If you absoultely have to be there to see Interpol do their same exact thing for the thousandth time, is looking out for you. (Yes, the URL is real.) For $775, you can get 1 (one) pit ticket or for only a 300% mark up on face ($155), you can get a lawn… uh, seat. Or you can hit eBay and scan their 383 listings for tickets. It’s almost as if these brokers have some sort of magical power to snap up these tickets before you even have a chance! Darn you ticket brokers! Grrrr! [Shakes fists to heavens]

This got us to thinking about the history of the cultural institution that is the annual KROQ Weenie Roast, and the ’97 line-up stands out to us. The brilliance of that year’s concert can be summed up in just three words: Squirrel Nut Zippers. Riding the heat from their smash single “Got My Own Thing,” The Zippers were at the forefront of that late 90’s revival of 20’s and 30’s-era swingin’ jazz. For their big Weenie Roast show, The Zips were supported by a bunch of other bands that day: Radiohead, The Cure, Blur, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers and Echo and the Bunnymen, among others.

Might we add that all this talk of weenies is making us hungry for some Pink’s.