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Lollapalooza Day 3: Free Ice Cream!

August 7, 2006 9:43 AM ET

When it comes to the backstage scene, here's the most beloved act of the festival: the ice cream man and his two cute, blond assistants, who have been passing out thousands of free ice cream bars to rock stars and their friends. (Ah yes, the perks of fame.) It only took a little bit of coaxing to get him to reveal which bars go with which rockers.

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