Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ice Cream, Man

Matt Allen, (pictured above) is a person known affectionately to many as “the Ice Cream Man”. Not to be confused with your local neighborhood purveyor, this ice cream man has what could confidently be stated as one of the best jobs of all time. Allen travels all over the nation to concerts and music festivals such as Bonaroo and Lollapalooza to dole out free ice cream and is financially supported through advertisers, sponsors, promotions, branding and merchandising. According to his Myspace page, he’s has handed out around 80,000 frozen treats, carrying a vast variety of favorites including neapolitan bars, chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches and nostalgia-inducing TMNT pops. His goal is to serve up half a million goodies. Check out his website for music and concert reviews, stories from the road and schedule updates. For those of you dying to bust out of your cubicle and go "slingin' the cream, livin' the dream," you can also volunteer to be a part of his team. Thanks to Allen, ice cream trucks are becoming a huge trend at hip events in major cities.

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