KS Classic: Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube at Comfort Dental, with Bone Thugs and E-40, 8/24/12

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All photos by Eric Gruneisen.
For more photos: Slide show: Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre.


With a lineup in which the youngest performer was Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at 35, one might assume that this show was doomed to an early bedtime and fading energy as the night wore on. In reality, the crowd got more and more hyped as legend after legend graced the stage of Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, finally culminating about halfway through Snoop Dogg's set with total audience involvement, in perfect cadence, answering the night's ultimate question: What is his motherfucking name?

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- Slide show: Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube at Comfort Dental

That's actually been a point of contention of late, with so much attention given to Snoop's highly scrutinized name change. For all intents and purposes, at this concert Snoop was still a Dogg. The Lion had not entered the building, which was just as well; Snoop gave a thoroughly entertaining performance, commendably mixing mega hits with old-school classics. Coming into the show, it was hard to appreciate just how many spins this guy has gotten, leading and featured, over his twenty-year career. What Snoop lacks in technical chops, he more than makes up for in universal appeal and charisma: The amphitheatre's patrons were invited to join in verse after quotable verse.

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For more photos: Slide show: Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre.
Snoop used his eclectic catalogue to effectively manage the crowd's energy -- never pushing his fans to the point of exhaustion but never allowing them to rest on their laurels. After the emotional high of "Gin & Juice," Snoop took his foot off the gas with "Wrong Idea" before immediately jumping into "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" to get the party going again. Somewhat surprisingly, Snoop opted to close with his and Wiz Khalifa's recent hit, "Young, Wild & Free," to mixed reactions. Although crowd involvement had been universal up to that point, suddenly, the male voices were absent -- at least those that had dropped.

Continue reading for the rest of the acts on the bill and a Critic's Notebook.

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what a great show.  place was sold out packed.  lines in were long but yeah friday night crowd all arriving at once is always busy.  not sure what time people got in line to miss bone thugs start time, but you need to give yourself more time.  we missed e40 but didn't get in line until they were on stage and didnt expect to see them.  probably 20 minutes or so.  tons of friends in the house, and damn them $4 beers they are selling at fiddlers are the shit.  good times had by many


A mike ? Did you mean a mic ?


And, snoopy was a dog, Lions are cats and he's being highly disrespectful by claiming to be Bob Marley reincarnated. He's no Rastafari. Imposter duppy. Rottehn.


Not my type of music and I question the term 'artist' , when referring to either .

Much more importantly & to their credit , both give their names and time to some

incredible and REAL non-profits .

Cultural differences aside , these are what we have for role models & I certainly

hope their calls for PEACE are heard world over !!!!

Rap STILL sucks !!!

Veronica Chacon
Veronica Chacon

we missed e40 and half of bone because of the lines!! Comfort Theater was not ready for this size of crowd or something!! Bummed I missed e40 but glad I got to see Ice Cube! He should have headlined the show!

Chris Schultz
Chris Schultz

Sounds like every other time I've seen Snoop, we end up singing his songs! Snoop sucks!

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