Snoop Dogg once ‘left £400,000 in an Exeter nightclub’ by mistake

Snoop Dogg once left £400,000 cash in Timepiece nightclub in Exeter, Devon, according to its owner.

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The revelation was one of many anecdotes recorded in an interview with George Sloan, who last year celebrated 25 years running the club.

Timepiece, which has been going for decades, happens to be the all-time favourite of Georgia Toffolo, who celebrated her I’m a Celeb win there in 2017.

In 2018, US rapper Coolio wished Timepiece a happy birthday. “Keep being amazing!” he said. Joss Stone had her 18th birthday there. The likes of Mumford and Sons and Will Young have also starred.

Missing cash

Mr Sloan, who started on the door at the club in 1991, gave only his second interview on Saturday, and spoke to Devon Live about the club’s history.

He told a blinder of a story about Snoop Dogg, who performed at Timepiece in 2014. Snoop had been touring the UK and played the Exeter nightclub after Boardmasters festival in Newquay, Cornwall.

Mr Sloan said the superstar rapper, probably his biggest, most surreal booking in 26 years in charge, apparently left a lot of cash behind by mistake.

According to the Devon newspaper, Snoop’s people had to call up from their £50-a-night Travelodge on the outskirts of Exeter and ask if they could recover a missing bag, Mr Sloan told the paper.

“They said, ‘We’ve left a large rucksack upstairs behind the DJ box, could we come and pick it up?’

“I said I’d left for the night but I’d see if I could arrange for someone to go and have a look.”

Mr Sloan said the rapper had been paid in cash for the events he had played in the area – and all the money was in that bag.

“I reckon there must have been around £3-400,000 in there. I could have retired that night!”

Everything was ‘cool’

Mr Sloan said Snoop’s appearance was so unlikely that, for a while, clubbers thought he was a tribute act. He said the rapper was on fine form.

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“Snoop was the most laid back person I think I have ever met,” he added.

“I spent about 20 minutes with him and all I got was ‘cool’. The evening was ‘cool’, the club was ‘cool’, the crowd was ‘cool’.

“He posed for photographs and signed autographs. There was nothing outrageous on his rider, just a specific type of gin. He was very charming.”

i has contacted Timepiece and Snoop Dogg’s management for comment.


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