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« on: December 09, 2015, 05:00:59 pm »


Now, I live in Michigan, and I know he's currently about to tour in Australia. But I got a question about VIP Passes in general, at any concert in any country: Do they allow you to meet John and the band? I ask this because some sources I read were very unclear and not specific enough. On his previous tour here in North America, the VIP Passes specifically said that you cannot meet the band, but I just want to make sure.

I also would like to know... if it is true that you cannot purchase a VIP Package and meet John and the band, then how do fans ever get to meet him? I have seen tons of fans who are able to meet him throughout the years. It must be possible. How else is it possible, if there ARE any other ways?
Thank you so much.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 08:40:04 am »


Now, I live in Michigan, and I know he's currently about to tour in Australia. But I got a question about VIP Passes in general, at any concert in any country: Do they allow you to meet John and the band? I ask this because some sources I read were very unclear and not specific enough. On his previous tour here in North America, the VIP Passes specifically said that you cannot meet the band, but I just want to make sure.

I also would like to know... if it is true that you cannot purchase a VIP Package and meet John and the band, then how do fans ever get to meet him? I have seen tons of fans who are able to meet him throughout the years. It must be possible. How else is it possible, if there ARE any other ways?
Thank you so much.

John, nor band, have ever done any kind of a meet and greet connected to a ticket package. Our ticket packages always have offered super close tickets with exclusive merchandise.

At times over the years John has done meet and greets at concerts for contest winners and some fan club members. John stopped doing those in 2007. Since then basically you have to meet John out in the real world or at some kind of special event, he has no staged opportunity to meet him. He never enjoyed them because of that, they were staged and just weird and uncomfortable.

My guess is that most people have met John outside/after a show if they caught him leaving the building.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 06:54:41 pm »

Hah! I can relate to the awkwardness in those meet and greets with other artists- but it is very disappointing for me since I am young and I haven't even been a fan before 2007. So I missed out on every opportunity to meet him. But I've had many great experiences at concerts, so I suppose I'll try catching him before/after a show. Seems like the best option. Hope he tours here again so I can get that chance! Thanks for clarifying.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 08:23:19 am »

Good luck with meeting him.  He is an amazing songwriter; an amazing soul who truly cares about people and America.  He has no hate in his body.  That being said, I get the feeling he would really NOT want to be bothered.  But damn if I don't love the guy. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 12:38:49 am »

Lol yup, I didn't meet him the last time like I wanted, but I came close. I saw him by his tour bus and I was like a good 10 feet away from him. I shouted his name, even though I knew he didn't notice lmao... but it was hell of a lot of fun anyways. The security told us we had to go away, which is no problem. He probably wants to just relax and just go to bed after those shows (hell I know I wanted to haha) I did meet Miriam though! And I got quite a few pictures with her! She was super nice- and I mean SUPER nice. She acted like she was stunned to meet me (she saw me before because I was in the front row) she wouldn't stop complimenting me. I felt honored!
So I'm trying to see if I can catch him again after a show in Toledo this time. I might happen- I think the reason why he "ignored" his fans after the last show was because it was at a casino. (Casino shows are terrible, and I speak from experience... gah) so this next show I'm going to is at a theater and it will be different. I'm so excited!
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 09:15:24 am »

I've been a fan since he first released Pink Houses, back in the early 80's, and would give anything to be able to meet him. I just haven't been fortunant enough yet.....
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 11:25:18 am »

Same here. I've been a fan for over 34 years but have never met him. I've met the band and met Elaine once but never have gotten to meet John. I did get a meet and greet way back but he didn't do any shows that I could attend on that tour (I think it was Words & Music). He stayed mostly up north for that one. I work at the University of Georgia so sometimes you can't be off and that was one of those times.

I think if it's meant to happen it will but in the grand scheme it changes nothing. John Mellencamp will always be an important part of my life. He's an unofficial family member whether he knows it or not!

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