Oxegen THE ULTIMATE GUIDE : PACK OF DOGG'S; Snoop Brings Posse of 100
Byline: By PAUL MARTIN
RAPPER Snoop Dogg has stunned organisers of this weekend's Oxegen Festival by bringing an entourage of ONE HUNDRED with him.
The 33-year-old US superstar will be guarded by 10 security men at Punchestown, Co Kildare, as he prepares to thrill a sell-out crowd today.
He has flown more than 50 of his friends and family from LA for the performance - forcing organisers to double his backstage hospitality area to cope with the huge numbers.
The gangsta rapper has also brought a team of stylists, accountants and even a personal masseur for the one-off performance.
When Snoop last visited Ireland for the Meteor Awards earlier this year, he had a blazing row with Westlife when his security men closed down a nightclub VIP area.
Last night, a festival insider revealed: "Snoop is a man who likes to travel with a huge group of people.
"Oxegen has never seen anything like this before. They have had to print up extra backstage passes for his people.
"A fleet of people carriers and limousines have been booked to whisk his family and assistants around Dublin. When they arrive for the concert there will be a special area just for him - and loads Cristal champagne at E200 a bottle.
"His whole entourage will be treated like kings during their visit."
The star has also booked a VIP area at top showbiz haunt Lillie's Bordello in Dublin for after the performance.
Today, acts including Ireland's The Frames and American punk idols Green Day will play the main stage.
The weekend sold out in record time and tickets are changing hands on the black market for EUR500 a pair. …