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Cropped photo of Snoop Dog partaking at Club Nomadic
The rapper, who lit up a blunt on stage — ‘cause hey, it’s Snoop Dogg — performed until 2:30 am with the remaining crowd hanging on every beat.  Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers got the crowd going at Club Nomadic. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Sam Hunt
Sam Hunt got up close and personal with the crowd. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, cardboard cutout of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
A cardboard cutout of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got passed around on the red carpet at the inaugural EA Sports Bowl.  Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Denver Broncos teammates Von Miller and Demaryius Thomas
Denver Broncos teammates Von Miller, left, and Demaryius Thomas clown around in the VIP lounge. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Lindsey McCormick
Sportscaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at the inaugural EA Sports Bowl. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Amanda Nunes
Brazil's Amanda Nunes, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) bantamweight champion, shows the style that gave her the nickname "The Lioness" Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, the crowd
The crowd filled the first-floor general admission area. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg surprised the Club Nomadic patrons who stuck around late. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott signals "First Down"  Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers excited the crowd. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, Kurt Stadelman, senior social media director of EA Sports, with Kathryn Komarnicki
Kurt Stadelman, senior social media director of EA Sports, with Kathryn Komarnicki. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, posing for selfies
Posing for selfies. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic, Jan 2016, EA Sports Bowl
The inaugural EA Sports Bowl featured Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 tournaments. Photo by F. Carter Smith