with Snoop Dogg, Whiz Khalifa, and the rest of the HIGH SCHOOL REUNION TOUR at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
By Drew Eberhard (photos snoopdogg.com- author is pictured in group photo with wide brimmed hat)
Tampa Bay’s MidFlorida Amphitheatre, home to some of the hottest acts in music throughout the year was simmering with excitement and anticipation for the OG himself Snoop Dogg and fellow headliner Wiz Khalifa who brought memories old and new with the High School Reunion Tour. Following opening acts Berner, Warren G, and Too Short, the stage was set, and the Amphitheatre was buzzing with excitement for the arrival of co- headliner Wiz Khalifa.
Khalifa brought the house down with a dynamic set and undeniably infectious energy that included such hits as “Black & Yellow,” “On My Level,” and “Peace and Love” to name a few.
Then came the time everyone was waiting for… the arrival of the D O Double G himself, the man, the myth, the legend Snoop Dogg. Bringing a full car onstage and behind the wheel out steps the man himself to a cover of “The Next Episode.” The crowd from then on was in for an incredible night of good music and memories that will last a lifetime.
On a personal level, this would become an experience of which I will never soon forget. Stepping backstage into the VIP Lounge was an almost out-of-body experience. The vibe was a family affair, and we were welcomed with open arms. To the passing of Liquid Death by the cans, and shots of Tequila, to shaking hands with the man himself and once-in-a-lifetime photo-ops, the High School Reunion Tour was turning out to be a memory that will forever live “rent-free” as they say in my mind.
As dynamic and full of life as these two co-headliners are onstage, backstage their charismatic and chill nature is just as prevalent. Treating everyone that came by like they were family and long-lost friends, Snoop and Wiz treated everyone like kings and queens.
If you get the chance to see this dynamic, and chill group on tour, move everything around and make it happen. For we are all family here, and no matter how big the status, it’s their hearts that stole the show, and I for one was just happy to be in the room.