Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg
April 15, 2012
Headlining on Coachella's Sunday night is a tough slot to fill — by that point, the hipsters are laconic and apathetic at best, and all other acts have ended, turning the pressure on for the final performers. And since Dre and Snoop are divested of Kanye West's boisterous hubris and knack for visual flair, the duo enlisted some help to keep the party going.
“It's the one and only D-O-double G!” the speakers announced as Dre and Snoop entered on stage and the screens glimmered. The crowd roared in the affirmative after Snoop and Dre asked if they were smoking, and right after performing “Gin and Juice,” a montage of black-and-whites of their late, great comrade Nate Dogg appeared on screen. The audience began to twitter — “Are they about to resurrect the dead?” (Hold up, more on that later.)