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Dweebs rock NFL playoffs

Packers fans cheer on the Dweebs during the band’s performance at the Tundra Tailgate Zone outside of Lambeau Field in Green Bay before the Packers’ playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 5. (Submitted photo)

Despite the frigid tempera­tures at the Packers-49ers game on Jan. 5, at Lambeau Field, a large crowd still showed up to cheer on the Dweebs as they performed in the Tundra Tailgate Zone.

“It was an honor to work with The Green Bay Packer Organization in hosting a Playoff Game at Legendary Lambeau Field,” said Dweebs band member Trevor Radtke. “The Dweebs band members are all huge Packer fans and have attended many games over the years. It was our goal to bring our talents as musi­cians to the table in some way adding to the festivities of the Packers tailgate experience.”

With the temperatures dip­ping well below zero outside, Radtke and the rest of the Dweebs were glad to be inside a warm space while performing for the rabid Packers and 49ers fans who assembled for the game.

“It was very cold outside and I’m glad we were inside a heat­ed area because we only saw the cold when we unloaded and loaded our music equipment,” Radtke said. “Otherwise it was nice and warm in the Tundra Tailgate Zone.”

The band’s Jan. 5 visit to Lambeau Field was the second time the band had been invited to play at the Tundra Tailgate Zone.

“We performed at The Tundra Tailgate Zone for the first time for the last preseason game this year against the Seattle Seahawks, but we had a lot warmer weather at that time,” Radtke said. “As for the second game, the Packers reached out to us for the play­off game against the 49ers. We were more than happy to accept and provide our brand of entertainment for their tail­gate party.”

For this concert, the Dweebs played a wide variety of songs from many different genres, including pop, rock and coun­try from the ‘60s to today.

“The thing I will remember the most about this experience is the crowd of Packer fans having a great time to our music,” Radtke said. “We had a fully packed area with a line of people waiting to get inside.”

Having already played at the tailgate party earlier in the sea­son, there weren’t many sur­prises for the band as it per­formed for the assembled fans at the Tundra Tailgate Zone.

“There were not too many surprises for us this time and the staff of the Green Bay Packers had a great game plan for The Dweebs to follow,” Radtke said. “We would love to return to the Tundra Tailgate Zone for the 2014 season.”

Since the Dweebs, based in the New Richmond area, per­form at a variety of events throughout the year, there aren’t too many things they haven’t seen in their travels. But that doesn’t mean that every event is exactly the same or feels the same to the band.

“The Dweebs perform a number of shows each year and all of them are in different set­tings and have different fans in the crowd,” Radtke said. “This show was great to see our crowd decked out in Packer Gear. It was also great to see our 49er fans represent too, as Lambeau Field is a great place to visit even if you are not a fan of the Packers.”

The Dweebs already have a full calendar of events set up for 2014, and the band’s next public performance will be at the Vulcan Victory Dance on Feb. 1 in St. Paul. They will also be at the New Richmond Fun Fest on Friday, July 11.

For more information on the Dweebs, visit their website at

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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