Fans line up early to see Snoop Dogg


A line of Snoop Dogg fans formed outside of Constans Theatre at the University of Florida to buy tickets to the famed rapper's upcoming concert Feb. 4. at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Some fans arrived as early as 6 a.m.

Photos by JIM ELLIS/Special to The Sun
Published: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:42 p.m.

Snoop Dogg's 2002 release was titled "paid tha cost to be da bo$$" and on Feb. 4 the West Coast rapper will perform at the O'Connell Center at the University of Florida and show the residents of Gainesville why he tops the chain of command.

Some students arrived outside of the box office at Constans Theatre as early as 6 a.m. to get first dibs on concert tickets. The line numbered about 500 people when tickets went on sale four hours later.

About 1,700 tickets have been sold since going on sale Friday. Just under 8,000 tickets are still available, said Darius Dunn, associate director of the O'Connell Center.

Ticket prices are $25 for the general public and $15 for UF students and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. The box office on campus opens at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Cooper Lord, 22, was surprised when he arrived at the box office at 6 a.m. and found that he was the only one there.

"I thought people would have been waiting out here all night," said Lord, who was first to buy a ticket. He said he has been a Snoop Dogg fan for three years.

Andrew Holcomb, 20, was fourth in line and nabbed second-row seats. He admits to using famous Snoop Dogg euphemisms, like "fo' shizzle," which is slang for "fo' sheezy," which is slang for "for sure," according to UrbanDictionary.com.

The opening act for the Snoop Dogg concert is still to be determined, Dunn said.

Elton John is also slated to appear at the O'Connell Center on March 20.

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