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    Ok...time to discuss Dave's Ice Cream Man intro.

    Last time around, it was a perfectly crafted tale of 70s nostalgia...getting high in the basement with friends, flirting with chicks, drinking beer...you know, the kind of stuff that the aging crowd could identify with on a night of nostalgia. And of course it segued perfectly into the song, since it explained the song's inspiration (Kenny's ice cream truck which they filled with beer). It was a pretty good intro that was kind of interesting.

    This time around, his ICM introduction is, naturally, about sheep-herding dogs, and owning pick up trucks.

    I've seen it 4 times now and I still have no idea why it's there or what the point is, besides giving Diamond Dave 5 minutes to rest his weary bones and vocal chords.

    "Here's my dogs...I like pickup trucks...you like dogs? You like pickup trucks? Cool...Summertime's here babe, need someone to keep you cool..."

    Anybody want to take a crack at this one? Is this "Dave being Dave," - the "swagger" that was missing last time around?

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    Dang dude, why are you making it a point to rip Dave so hard on everything this tour? I think Dave is just trying to share with the fans his hobby outside of Van Halen. He seems to be really into sheep herding dogs and is proud of it. Sure it's not as cool as going up there and bragging about having threesomes with chicks back in the day, but oh well. I'm glad they are back on tour!

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    We get it man. You aren't liking Dave on this tour. Did you need to create an entirely new thread for this?

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    Ummmm, dogs, farms, pick-up trucks, ice cream = summer? Especially in rural Indiana and Dave harkening back to his youth. What is there not to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy levi View Post
    Ok...time to discuss Dave's Ice Cream Man intro.

    Last time around, it was a perfectly crafted tale of 70s nostalgia...getting high in the basement with friends, flirting with chicks, drinking beer...you know, the kind of stuff that the aging crowd could identify with on a night of nostalgia. And of course it segued perfectly into the song, since it explained the song's inspiration (Kenny's ice cream truck which they filled with beer). It was a pretty good intro that was kind of interesting.

    This time around, his ICM introduction is, naturally, about sheep-herding dogs, and owning pick up trucks.

    I've seen it 4 times now and I still have no idea why it's there or what the point is, besides giving Diamond Dave 5 minutes to rest his weary bones and vocal chords.

    "Here's my dogs...I like pickup trucks...you like dogs? You like pickup trucks? Cool...Summertime's here babe, need someone to keep you cool..."

    Anybody want to take a crack at this one? Is this "Dave being Dave," - the "swagger" that was missing last time around?
    I thought it was odd as well. Granted its not 1984 anymore, but who would have guessed you'd see dogs running around on the big screen at a VH show ?

    Had the video or spoken word part, actually come with a funny/decent/amusing story, it wouldn't be so odd...but it comes across as Dave talking about his dogs, with no real point.
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    I personally thought it was just him showing interests that he has (how common or obscure) that fans probably or may not have known about. Just showing a hobby he has. That is just my opinion though maybe I am wrong. I personally liked it..but I am female, like Dave, love dogs......so maybe that is why

 

 

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