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John Mellencamp @ Farm Aid 2016

I was supposed to shoot AC/DC the night I ended up at Farm Aid 2016. I won’t lie, I was bummed to miss what will probably be my only chance at shooting Angus (and Axl Rose!) but at the same time I was super excited to shoot John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Somehow I had never seen Mellencamp before and he was absolutely incredible. I was going through his back catalog before the show and I was amazed at the number of songs I forgot I knew and loved. I was overjoyed to hear “Check It Out”, “Rain on the Scarecrow” and of course “Pink Houses” during his Farm Aid set. For real “Pink Houses” has got to be up there in the all time stadium rock worthy anthems about the USA. Don’t sleep!

BRISTOW, VA - September 17th, 2016 - John Mellencamp performs at Farm Aid 2016 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristol, VA. Mellencamp is a founding member of the Farm Aid organization. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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