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Ariana Grande's pop song "Problem" video comes out tomorrow. It's the #1 song in 40 countries and the video will feature 3 brand new Vespa 300 Supers.

The music video is anticipating 200 million views.

Oops we did it again, Bam!

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Yep ^ that's the one



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Best thing about the video was the 300 cameos. Razz emoticon

So how much added value to the one Ariana was sitting on?
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So how much added value to the one Ariana was sitting on?
My Son was at the shoot. According to him I would say about $5K.

Lol

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My daughter (12) loves this performer. That's definitely the demographic for Ariana...and the other one, Iggy.

Will show it to her tonight. She'll get a kick out of seeing the Vespas in the video!
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Best thing about the video was the 300 cameos. Razz emoticon
So true Sticky.

I come out from under my rock every so often. Crawling back under.

I'm definitely the wrong demographic for this song.
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Well, that was a waste of 2 minutes. I couldn't watch it until the end.
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Well, I DID make it to the end...but it's nothing special...just what passes for a current dance/rap record with Auto-Tune and a sax player who will never be King Curtis if he lives to be 100! Sounds like most everything on BANGERZ or BRITTANY JEAN or the rest of that ilk. Plus some "bitchin'" op-art graphics lifted from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. circa 1966. Yup...best thing was the 300 cameos!

Victor

(Jeez...I think I just showed WAY too much age!)
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Well, that was a waste of 2 minutes. I couldn't watch it until the end.
Wow I'm sorry after all these years I stole 2 minutes from you.



The point of this for Vespa wasn't about song choice, it was about product placement and Vespa recognition.

It took a lot to get this done (way more than 2 minutes) and moot point for us over 30's I guess however the song is a global sensation and projected to be the #1 song this summer. So, I get Piaggio Italy 200M views of Vespa, I'm good with that.

Now let's all spin some Lawrence Welk.



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only about 5-6 seconds of video time they could have at least had Ariana ride off at the end leaving Iggy in the dust.
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Well, that was a waste of 2 minutes. I couldn't watch it until the end.
MV (or any other internet forum for that matter) is the wrong place to try to prove to yourself, and the rest of the world that your time's too valuable to waste.

I mean by virtue of the fact that we're all "on here"....proves that we have some, uh spare time to, ummm....waste. I dont feel a bit sorry for anyone who has time to be here, pretty much regularly, and then thinks some of what they come across isn't worthy of their "time" Razz emoticon

If I had a penny for every second Ive "wasted" on the innernetz....

First world problem. If thats what you want to call it.
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Her taste in riding gear is questionable but the scooters are hot.
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Her taste in riding gear is questionable but the scooters are hot.
Razz emoticon

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I've removed the 'Godwin's Law' comments that would have terminated this thread prematurely.

Play nice people...
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SIGH! Sigh emoticon
You mods have all the fun. Sigh emoticon I wish we could look in the trashcan to see how stupid other people can get. Kind of like reading "Midnight Enquirer" frontpage at the supermarket checkout line.
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Yeah, I was waiting to see more of the Vespas. My kid asked me why I was watching this video...."For The Vespas!"
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Nothing new here, same music formula used by all the top music companies. Is it any wonder that Lorde made such a splash by doing something different?
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I'm getting old! 20 year old girls look like little kids to me. Now I know why people in their 40's called me a kid when I was 20. LOL Anyone under 30 looks like jail bait! Love the Vespas though!
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Just so you know analogies to nazi germany or concentration camps (where this came from is beyond me) will definitely get you kicked off this thread or worse. Jim said to play nice and he was not making conversation.
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Her taste in riding gear is questionable but the scooters are hot.
The boots are perfectly acceptable.
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Moderators I appreciate you removing the incredible comparisons of a pop song with Vespas in it to what was said. The spirit of this thread was supposed to be about us Vespa owners seeing our products in something viral. This has not been the case due to a derail or two, I'm ok whether you let this thread roll or lock it up.

I'm a bit disappointed but life is too short to fret....

Best,
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No worries, let it roll.
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Cool, so are we going to see Ariana cruising on the streets of L.A. any time soon?

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Cool, so are we going to see Ariana cruising on the streets of L.A. any time soon?

Brendan
It's very possible



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I'm not familiar with the performers, but then, I'm at least three decades older than their target demographic. But for all the Autotune, kids-these-days, me yelling something about my lawn while brandishing a cane, issues, it seems to be a better-than-decent work within its genre. And, honestly, that's all it needs to be.

Nicely visible product placement, albeit slightly gratuitous. (Sure, they're 1960s-esque things so it's thematically consistent, but functionally within the video they may as well have been chairs.) That said, it'll probably end up selling a bunch of Vespas, so it's all good.
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