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Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg played in Dublin over the weekend

The Doggfather played two shows in the Irish capital.

By Katerina Muszanskyj

Snoop Dogg live in Dublin

Last night saw Snoop Dogg play the second of two shows at Dublin’s RDS Arena and Rolling Stone UK was luckily enough to be in attendance as the Doggfather played to his devoted fans on the Emerald Isle.

After being ushered into the venue’s Golden Circle, it was immediately clear that we were inside the inner sanctum of Snoop super fans. Want proof? Ask the dedicated fans next to us who had shelled out the pretty price of €1,200 (£1043) for Snoop’s ‘Death Row Meet & Greet’ package, which included a 14k Gold chain by ‘King Ice’ as well as a chance to have a a photo with the star himself.

While our pockets weren’t quite deep enough to shell out for the package, the good folk at Skechers UK and Ireland sorted it for Rolling Stone UK to meet the man himself. “Sup baby,” came the familiar greeting from Snoop as we posed for photos.

Speaking of Skechers, Snoop was even wearing his very own line of Skecher shoes, custom designed by the team at Skechers UK and Ireland. They were emblazoned with the image of ‘Dr. Bombay’ – Snoop’s familiar spliff-smoking monkey mascot who has followed him around in recent years.

Rolling Stone UK meets Snoop Dogg in Dublin
Snoop’s Skechers range (Picture: Skechers)

As we returned to the arena, it was lights down for the main event. As the iconic strains of ‘The Next Episode’ rang out, the Dublin crowd went wild, setting the scene for the party atmosphere that remained for the next 90 minutes.

Decked by female pole athletes and Dr Bombay’s endless crowd antics, the set saw Snoop dish out hits such as ‘Gin and Juice’, ‘Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang’ and Katy Perry’s ‘California Girls’. Late on, there was also a moment for an emotional tribute to his late friends Biggie and Tupac.

All considered, this was a night that celebrated the highs of Snoop’s 30 year-plus career, backed by a crowd that were only too happy to party with him. A return to Dublin can’t come soon enough.