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John Mellencamp Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 96

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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.

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.

4.0 star rating Eng Headson from Baltimore, Maryland

MELLENCAMP @ BALTIMORE

Music was good. Venue and mix acoustics left something to be desired. 25 min biopic was a waste of time.

4.0 star rating from Providence, Rhode Island

GREAT SHOW AT A GREAT VENUE

Overall great show. A mixture of old and new. Only negative was no encore. Don’t bands do that anymore? PPAC is always awesome to see an event, there are no bad seats. I would definitely see Mellencamp again.

4.0 star rating Lee Hagwood from Charlotte, North Carolina

MELLENCAMP IN CHARLOTTE

I have loved John Mellencamp since I was a teenager and still love his music. At 68 it’s impressive that he is still touring. With that being said, it will be the last time I spend mo eh to see him. Why? Let me put it this way....one week before seeing Mellencamp, I went to see Eric Church....there is a huge difference in the feeling I got between the two shows. Eric Church looks as if he is having fun performing and interacts with fans and is just down right enjoyable to watch. Mellencamp? Not so much. To me, it seems as if it’s a job, Yes I k ownit really is his job and that’s fine but I just didn’t like the feeling I got. We were in the 6th row somI was able to watch him closely. I’m glad he didn’t discuss politics as he and I are on different ends of the spectrum in that regard. I didnt appreciate that after his song about injustice, he kneeled. It’s his prerogative and I get it, Injust didn’t appreciate it. Do I love his music? Absolutely! Good show not a great show.

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