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1  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: Presales on: May 20, 2016, 09:44:06 am
Hi Tony.  Any update on Chicago presale?  I thought it was in May but it is showing October on the tour page.  Thanks!

2  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: The Midwestern Rock REBEL has sold himself out on: January 10, 2015, 11:53:50 am
Seems like fan expectations are pretty high for some.  Paid 160 for not great Bon no I tickets in large venue 2 years ago and Richie was a no show.  Paid 150 for Taylor swift in same large venue.  Paid 118 for JM 4th row in awesome theatre in minneapolis.  Same place dancing in dar video was filmed.  JM show is best and worth every penny!  He has not sold out just spoiled his fans by always taking great care of us.  Wish we could at least buy meet and greets for band as I miss that.  Love JM always!
3  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Pre-Sales Start Tuesday! on: September 16, 2014, 11:57:08 am
not sure if it was like this on ticketmaster for denver before but select the dropdown first and select diamond.  don't enter fanclub password until then.  finally got 2 tickets!
4  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Questions & Answers on: September 16, 2014, 11:16:21 am
really annoying!  denver presale is not good...   Sad

5  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Questions & Answers on: September 16, 2014, 11:12:41 am
can't get presale code to work for denver for vip package
6  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / 2 tickets for sale ND State fair Minot on: July 08, 2014, 11:43:53 am
Hi,  I bought 4 general admission tickets for show at the ND state fair and only need 2.  Let me know if you are interested, will sell for face value.  Thanks, Ramona  email me privately [email protected]
7  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Is there a track listing for the new live album? on: June 10, 2014, 10:35:40 am
I think it was probably the most interesting JM show I ever attended other than the Pearl Doggy show in 1996.  Never forget being in Royce Hall that night.  Maybe this is why he picked trouble no more for the live album.
8  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Has a title for the new album been selected? on: May 19, 2014, 12:36:26 pm
So excited!!!!
9  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / The Band / Re: Pat Peterson on: March 25, 2014, 08:35:11 am
Did a google search and found this from October 7th 2013, which just happens to be JMs Birthday.   Smiley  Pat is a wonderful, classy, and beautiful lady who I had the pleasure of meeting a few times when we used to get backstage passes.  Met her entire family once and her mother was just like her.  Her mother and I also share the same Birthday.
Sammons Center Cabaret Series Presents Pat Peterson On Oct. 17Published: 10/07/2013
DALLAS - The Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines at Oak Lawn, will present Ms. Pat Peterson on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m., as the second concert of the Fall 2013 season of Sammons Cabaret. Peterson, who sang backup as one of Ray Charles' Raelettes for five years - has performed around the world with superstars such as John Mellencamp, The Bee Gees, and Elton John. Her piano playing, vocal renditions of Cole Porter classics such as "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and a larger-than-life personality breathe new life into the music of the golden era of song.

The Sammons Cabaret Fall 2013 season includes four performances, each held from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, September through December. Performances are held in the intimate setting of Kurth Recital Hall at the Sammons Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Each concert features two performance sets of about an hour each with an intermission between. An adjunct to their successful Sammons Jazz program, the concerts are New York-style cabaret, with a singer accompanied by a pianist performing music from the great American song book, Broadway tunes, torch songs, and vocal standards.

10  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / People still rock out to Mellencamp tune 30 years later - article on: November 13, 2013, 04:59:52 pm
Great Article - link at the bottom

AUSTIN, In. (WDRB) -- An intersection, a white house, a run-down store, they are places people in Southern, Indiana pass now without thinking much about. But if you think back 30 years and look closely, you can almost still hear the music.

John Mellencamp made certain parts of the Hoosier State part of pop culture history. His song" Pink Houses" climbed the charts to the top 10 in 1984 and was even named one of Rolling Stone's "500 Best Songs of all time."

"I'm glad it's happened to a local boy," a Mellencamp fan said.

In those days, "the local boy" known as "Cougar" thought the hype surrounding him was going to be short-lived.

"I thought ten years from now, I'll be working at the 'Five n Dime' or something," Mellencamp explained.

Clearly he was made for music. He produced hit after hit. "Pink Houses" was one of the most popular, and this week is the 30th anniversary of the song's release.

"It is?" Mellencamp asked.

The man himself may not know it, but his fans certainly do. The video shaped the lives of teenagers 10 years before the Aegon Center dominated the Louisville skyline, and when Reagan was in the White House.

"I probably have the cassette at home," Lisa Eadler said.

More importantly, it put the towns of Seymour, Uniontown, Little York, and mainly Austin on the map.

"There were certain things that we wanted to happen in that video, and for whatever reason Austin, Indiana had all the necessary ingredients," Mellencamp explained.

WDRB revisited the spots and people the video made famous back in the 80s. Eveline Hensley owned the store where Mellencamp and local musician Harvey Goodin rocked out in the video. Goodin just passed away, the store is long gone, but Hensley still lives next to where it used to be.

"I remember my nephew was in the service at that time, and they were showing it to the servicemen and he kept saying 'well my aunt and uncle...that's their house.' They said, 'oh it is not,'" Hensley said.

What about the Pink House itself? Could someone go three decades and live in something that color? The house is still there, but now it's white.

"It was not an attractive color to begin with," former neighbor, Charles Hutchinson said.

Here's a little insider secret too: post production made the house a lot "pinker" than it actually was.

"It fit the song, but it really didn't fit the neighborhood," Hutchinson said.

The woman who lives inside didn't want the publicity, so she wouldn't leave the house during the music video shoot. She may not realize it, and it may seem crazy now, but the song was so popular, that others wanted a pink house.

MTV even launched a "Paint that Mutha Pink" Contest.The "estate" was in Bloomington. MTV got a good deal, but it turns out, it was right across the street from a toxic waste dump. Mellencamp ended up buying a different pink house, but the person who won it didn't even live in Indiana, and ended up selling it a short time later.

While a lot of what made the video unmistakably Indiana is gone, there are a lot of other parts that remain the same. The buffalo from Morgan's farm are still kicking, Jackson Heights trailer park looks a little less patriotic, but still exists, and then of course, there's the love for Mellencamp's music. That's something that may never change. Decades later, he remains one of the most notable Hoosiers of all time, still drawing a crowd that can't wait to belt out their favorite John Mellencamp tune.

Copyright 2013 WDRB News. All Rights Reserved.
11  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / 4 tickets available for Ghost Brothers on Halloween in Minneapolis on: October 29, 2013, 11:25:30 am

The people that were going with us backed out and I have 4 tickets to sell;  section: MF2, row A, seats 8,9,10,11.  Will sell for $85 each or best offer.


email me privately;  [email protected]
12  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Video & Audio / Re: Best Cuttin' Heads Tour recording? on: October 07, 2013, 11:36:22 am
I will never forget Gimme Shelter with JM and the backup singers rockin out to that song at the front of the stage.  I loved every single tour, even if he didn't always play my favorites. 

Another memory from Cuttin Heads was the real rose petals that dropped down during the last song at the first show of the tour in San Diego.  He also sang Human Wheels acoustically and I cried it was so moving.  Brought my daughter to her first concert for that show, she was 9 and now she is 21.  My youngest daughter, who is now 16 was born just 9.5 hours after the Mr Happy Go Lucky in Minneapolis where I live.  It was the first show at the Northrup and I started feeling contractions during "crumblin-down" and the entire balcony was moving.  Definitely helped start my labor, I swear!

I think the last tour and singing you know that devil, he thinks hes got you...  no, no, no!  was one of the best.
13  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Happy Birthday John Mellencamp ! on: October 07, 2013, 11:02:31 am
Happy Birthday JM!!!  Thanks for all the great music and memories.   Cool
14  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Is There A 2013 Tour In The Works? on: April 12, 2013, 03:29:29 pm
Instead of saving my concert money for JM (which I usually do!), I went to Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, and now have tickets for Petty.  I just might have to go to Farmaid and get my JM fix this year!!!  He really has spoiled us.  It would be nice if Farmaid would be in MN this year!!!!  Thanks for all the great music and memories John. 
15  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: JM Issues Statement on New Jack & Diane Film on: October 16, 2012, 04:03:05 pm
He may not own the words but that is all I think about when I hear Jack and Diane.  I am sure that I will break into singing it if I ever those names together.   Grin
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