His intros may not have been riveting TV, but Mellencamp is a cool guy. May I tell a story?
80's-90's New York City. Used to pass by Carnegie Hall every night on my way home from work. One night ,at appx 1100PM this was 1992 or so, as I pass by Carnegie I see a guy camped out in the entrance, which was unusual. Heavy-set white guy, "country" or rural attire. Definitely not from NYC. I asked the guy who he was camping out for, he says, John Cougar Mellencamp. I looked at the posters for upcoming concerts, I see no John Cougar Mellencamp. BTW rock or pop music concerts at Carnegie Hall are