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John Mellencamp Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 101



3.0 star rating Gthom from Omaha, Nebraska

EH ...

Movie intro was weird and over everyone's head. We had the movie projector light glaring in our eyes, some sort of reflection, I'm sure. And his dumpy mechanic's jumpsuit did not improve his appearance of being pretty old. Sorry, John, because we are fans and of a similar age.

3.0 star rating Rudy from Savannah, Georgia


I was seated left side about 10 rows back orchestra. Soundboard mix to heavy on drummers bass drum.His voice a bit rough. Can only unfortunately say show was fair at best

2.0 star rating Leann from Houston, Texas


I was so excited to hear the oldies but goodies, but he spent the first 2 hours playing his new material…. very disappointed

2.0 star rating Drew from austin, tx


actually just saw him in Austin. I came away disapointed and much to my not suprised googled reviews and found this. Sounds like his banter and crowd admonishment is the same at every venue. The warmup act is old movies so wait about 40 minutes after his start time to miss that bullshit. could have started with i need a lover which is a great riff with electrifying guitar solo, btw he never played it, started with i have no friends, should change the words to i hate my fans. He missed a great opportunity to storytell go through the albums and years. He has a great catalog and i didnt need to hear all the hits but some familiar bside hits would have been cool. No encore. Im more mad at myself than him for overpaying for these tickets and concert. It hurt, but not so good.

2.0 star rating Diana from Houston, Texas


I was SO disappointed in this concert. He didn't play any of the hits I grew up loving. Then he got all political. I left early and didn't regret it. He only played songs that were unknown.

2.0 star rating C.H. from Portland, Oregon


As an '80s graduate from high school, I was so excited to revisit my youth with John Cougar Mellencamp songs. We had an amazing meal, and walked across the street to Keller Auditorium. The vibe was palpable. Then, it all went straight to shit. The whole movie opening thing got old real fast. The audience was actually booing by about the fourth one. I totally get where Mellencamp was going and that Brando and Newman were his idols etc etc. But it was boring and an absolute buzzkill. Finally, he came out and sang songs that I had no idea about. When he started admonishing the crowd for cheering loudly, it was so unnecessary. Then, he actually shit all over the town I live in, Portland, Oregon. God knows we have our issues, but I just felt ashamed to even be living here. It was sad, it was maddening, and I am just plain pissed. What a total waste of money. He had me, and lost me right at the very beginning for the rest of the show. I know I wasn't the only one. I'm sorry that I went.

2.0 star rating Michael from Portland, Oregon


After sitting through close to 40 minutes of Turner classic movies, he comes out and the mix was so bad you could not understand a single word that he sang. The most entertaining was when he yelled at people in the crowd for yelling. We left early after Jack and Diane and even that was pretty boring. He had to give the crowd instructions on how and when to sing. We left early and we’re happy to beat the crowds out of the auditorium. Luckily we won tickets through a local radio station as I would’ve been really mad had a spend the $150 ticket price per seat for my wife and I to see this concert

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