By: Drew Creeks, Chico State
With a big name coming to Chico, California this month, Snoop Dogg is making the long trip up north on the 23rd to entertain the college community right as students begin returning for their spring semester. He is known far and wide for his presence in the hip-hop scene, and for being one of producer Dr. Dre’s most notable protégés, but with ticket prices set at $40.00, is this West Coast icon worth dishing out the cash to see?
Being a college student myself, I’m used to looking into my checking account and seeing barely enough money to buy food, let alone spend 40 bucks on a concert that will likely last less than two hours. But that is the great thing about college, the ability to keep spending money that you don’t have! Even though the economy has been going downhill and the state’s recent decision to try and squeeze even more money out of students by raising tuition fees for all state university classes, I’m still expecting to see a full crowd when the event rolls around in a couple weeks. That’s because shows and events like this give students an opportunity to escape from the schoolwork or jobs that fill their weeks, and let out all of the energy that college students and young adults are known for having. And in Chico, students are known for doing it big when it comes to parties and events, so you better believe that if they get an opportunity to cram into a large room with live entertainment the venue is going to be packed!
So if you live in the Chico area, or can somehow make your way up there on January 23rd, it’s guaranteed to be a good time. Scratch together some cash, grab your friends, and get ready for a good time because Snoop Dogg’s appearance in Chico is sure to be a night to remember (or forget if you indulge in Snoop’s substance of choice).