First of all, today I learned that John Mellencamp is no longer John Cougar Mellancamp….

When did that happen?

I think I’m stuck in the 1990s!

Either that or I don’t really give a damn about this washed up has-been, but yet here he is invading my Twitter feed so now I’m forced to talk about him.

Thanks for nothing Cougar!

Anyway, here’s what happened…

Many posts on Twitter claim that Cougar was rambling about how great Joe Biden is, the crowd didn’t like it very much, and then Cougar gets upset and starts lecturing the crowd.  Then in a temper-tantrum he declares he’s “cutting 10 songs from the concert” then starts to play a few bars of a song only to declare the concert is cancelled and storms off stage.

That’s partially right but appears to be partially wrong.

Watch here and then I’ll explain:

Many claimed he just Bud Lighted himself:

But….even though I don’t really care much for this guy, I have to report honestly here and it does not appear as though he was booed for talking about Joe Biden.

He did get booed and did storm off stage in a temper-tantrum, but it seems as though it was unrelated to Joe Biden.

It appears as though this Community Note is accurate:

Watch the longer clip here and you can see it for yourself:

That all said, I’m not saying he’s a great guy.

He DOES have a history of far-left political views and slowing down a concert to express them.

This just happens to have not been one of those times.

Which is funny because he built his whole career based on wholesome, small-town America songs, which would be mostly filled by MAGA style Republicans, not far left California looney liberals:

  1. “Jack and Diane” – Often considered his signature song, “Jack and Diane” tells a story about two American teenagers navigating life and dreams. It became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982.
  2. “Hurts So Good” – Released from the same album as “Jack and Diane,” this song also enjoyed substantial chart success, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a staple of classic rock radio.
  3. “Pink Houses” – Known for its reflective lyrics about the American heartland, “Pink Houses” was another major hit for Mellencamp, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.
  4. “Small Town” – This song celebrates life in small-town America and is one of Mellencamp’s most enduring tracks, reflecting his own upbringing in Seymour, Indiana.
  5. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” – A tribute to 1960s rock music and its influence, this song became a top ten hit in 1986, further cementing Mellencamp’s status as a key voice in heartland rock.

Most important rule John….know your audience.

You seem to have forgotten that long ago.

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at WLTReport.

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