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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

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5.0 star rating John mclaughlin from Boston, Massachusetts

STILL ROCKING WITH MELLENCAMP

Wow! Stunning and brilliant performance. I saw him in 87 and 88, tied for first greatest concerts in history, mind-boggling energy. 35 years later the impossible energy is gone, but the performance was as good. I sat in the 7th row with my granddaughter and she was surprised she could sing along with 5 songs, and she was touched by many others! Brilliant lyricist, powerful storyteller, amazing evening, thank you John for rocking with me, a 78 year old man!

5.0 star rating Jack from Rochester, New York

SOLID SURPRISING PERFORMANCE

Although the old movie introductions and dummies on stage raised question marks ( at least to me and my wife)-the performance did not-solid sharp upbeat a good two hours-never saw him live until now and it was well worth the wait. if you did not enjoy the performance just not a fan of good music. Or maybe you were the ones yelling political remarks in back of theatre that he asked to quiet down.

5.0 star rating Kenny Wright from Russellville, Arkansas

HAD THE BEST TIME... JOHN N HAS BAND WHICH CONSIST OF AWESOME MUSICIAN'S ROCKED IT OUT WITH THE CROWD HE INVITED TO SING A LONG WITH THIS CLASS IS SONGS WE ALL LOVE...

Worth my $267 3rd row orchestra seat from the stage... I believe He enjoyed our crowd as we showed Love n respect and Appreciation for John's talent ... The Band so amazing was rippin it...

5.0 star rating Jackie Brown from Birmingham, Alabama

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE

loved the old movie clips (never had seen Fugitive Kind/ Charlie5) and the show was better than expected. Loved the story about his gramma who called him buddy. His backing band was superb and John knows how to run the show to perfection. The only oddity to me is why can't he add When Jesus Left Birmingham to the setlist at least once just for Birmingham? According to the setlist website, he's only played it 5 times ever- all in 1994, in PA(2) MA, IL and Quebec. Hopefully he will add that as a surprise next time.

5.0 star rating JES from Chicago, Illinois

LEGEND

Mellencamp is one of those performers that is a true artist. He is a legend and should be on your list to see live if you haven't already. He's a great storyteller, and he still brings high energy to his performance. He plays a mix of well-known its and lesser-known gems, altho for a lifetime fan like me, was appreciated. I loved that I knew every song he played, but that not everybody in the audience did. Still, on the popular favorites, he had everyone singing along. Also, for those complaining about the film clip at the start of the concert, hm, maybe you should consider why. It was not just random clips. Every single one of those clips features a line or phrase that can be found in one of his songs. They were literally the inspirations that helped forge his music. They were absolutely appreciated by those of us who know that every choice an artist makes has a specific purpose. It amazes me who quick people just reject something they don't understand instead of maybe taking a minute to consider why. IT's that kind of small mindedness that Mellencamp has been waging a campaign against through his music for decades. Truly legendary.

4.5 star rating Stew Mc from Seattle, Washington

GREAT SHOW BY A SOLID PERFORMER.

Great show by a solid performer. Rarely do the performers of the 70'2/80's generation enough energy from the audience to have people literally standing almost the whole show. Mellencamp seemed to enjoy the show - despite some gent (idiot as he called him) trying to get him to sign a book in the middle of the show. Mellencamp pointed this out to the person in between songs and shook the persons hand as they both apologized. A few songs later Mellencamp signed the book and joked to the audience about it. Anyway, back to the show. Solid performance from Mellencamp and all band members - most notably a great fiddle player who gave it her all.

4.0 star rating Peter from Winnipeg, Manitoba

GOOD SHOW

John sounded great still, good banter and fan interaction. Sang most of our faves. The backdrop could have used a bit of work and coming out for one song for the encore would have been a nice touch but overall very good.

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