So I'm at the Mellencamp show tonight (6th row ), I'm a big fan and have been for many years, and toward the end of the set Johnny Cougar says "We have a surprise for you, Stephen King is going to come out and play Pink Houses with us."
Okay first of all, King is a very creepy looking dude and second of all, it may sound like an odd combination but for awhile now, these two guys have talked about / worked on doing some theatrical production with King penning the performance and Mellencamp writing the songs.
Sure enough, King comes onstage wearing blue jeans and a sleeveless Harley Davidson shirt carrying an accoustic rig. He strummed some rythym throughout the whole song and even hopped on Mike Wanchic's mic for some backing chorus vox.
It must have been his first time up there because before the encore when John introduced the band he asked the crowd if King looked nervous up there before, saying that he was nervous before the show but John was proud of him.
And what might be the funniest thing about all of this, you know where we were ? Green Bay, Wisconsin. Of all the cities for King to make a guest appearance, how did he end up in Green Bay ? New England, we ain't.