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John Mellencamp Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 102



1.0 star rating John Cougar Fan from Louisville, KY


Waste of money. Could not hear the words he was slurring. The opening did not make any sense to anyone around us. He was hating on people in the audience. He needs to hang it up!!

1.0 star rating Ava raze from New York, New York


Good gosh what a joke . Concert said from 8:00 to 11:00. I kid you not, for the first 40 minutes we were forced to watch clips from Turner Classic movies …. Audience was taken aback and bored…. When he finally showed he talked our ears off on how he helped the homeless and stuff his grandma told him ….complete shit show… do not waste your money on a ticket

1.0 star rating Sharae neel from Evansville Indiana


Do not waste your money

1.0 star rating Courtnay Zeitler from Nashville TN


Hey husband and I have never seen a bad show until last night at The Ryman in Nashville. Mellencamp came off as a self-important artist with a political agenda rooted in resentment. So we did not get a rock n roll show. We got a lecture, but more than that, the vibe was as dark and depressing as I’ve ever experienced. We could not WAIT to get out of that show.

1.0 star rating Tom from New York, New York


I have attended 1000’s of concerts including a wide range of both legends and solid opening acts. Hands down this was the worst. Very boring 30+ opening commercial for Turner Classic The his band was so loud with very poor acoustics Mellencamp took a break to ramble forever Acoustic set ok but weak set list On to an audio recording by Joanne Woodward My wife and I left after an hour Couldn’t take it anymore.

1.0 star rating Chris from Greenville, South Carolina


We were so excited about seeing Mellencamp. It was interesting to see the set and movies clips- love old black and white films! Then we sat there for over 30minutes watching movies I could see at home. He finally came out and it was almost comical. Strumming the guitar and then posing during songs. Almost letting the crowd sing an entire song. It was the worst. Then lecturing about the homelessness in our country while bragging about giving some lady on the street some money when he saw her outside a restaurant …. What? Hollywood at its finest.

1.0 star rating Joe from Detroit Michigan


I went with the wife last night in Detroit and what an awful experience. I could not believe how bad it really was so I Googled Mellencamp reviews and stumbled across this thread. The 30 minute opener was a total snooze fest and it took another 20 minutes to finally play a hit (Check it Out). Next was some weird crazy rambling by a bitter old man followed by the worst version of Jack and Diane I have heard in my life. He played a bunch of other snoozers and that was enough for me to leave early. I looked at the set list and did not even care I missed Hurts So Good, Cherry Bomb and Pink Houses. People come to hear the hits! Not some old man’s BS! Mellencamp should be ashamed for treating his fans like this

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