Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory rock South Padre

Over 10,000 people flooded Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island to see Snoop Dogg & the Snoopadelics perform with Austin-based Ghostland Observatory last week for the Red Bull SoundClash.

The event featured both artists on stages that faced each other with DJ Z-Trip in the middle, serving as MC.

There were five rounds in the SoundClash. In the first round, the musicians were given a chance to warm up. Snoop Dogg & the Snoopadelics opened with “The Next Episode.” Ghostland Observatory then took their respective stage and performed hits, the most notable of which was “Sad Sad City.”

In the second round, both bands covered “Fame” by David Bowie in their own style. The third round, appropriately named The Takeover Round, had each band take over a song performed by the other artist. Snoop started off with “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” which was followed by Ghostland performing “Codename Rondo.”

Round Four — The Clash — allowed each artist to perform three of their hits in different stlyes: reggae, funk and techno. The most notable songs performed were “Gin N Juice” by Snoop Dogg in reggae and “Dancing on my Grave” in techno by Ghostland Observatory.

In the fifth and final round, each band brought special guests to perform with them on stage. Ghostland Observatory had Apache Tribe members dance with them during their final performance of “Kick Clap Speaker.” On the other stage, Snoop Dogg & the Snoopadelics invited Bootsy Collins to perform “What’s My Name” during the last round.

It’s safe to conclude that Red Bull knows how to throw the concert of the year, as more than 10,000 co-eds were left begging for more.

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