Like baa I saw them when they first came over with Tad and Mudhoney. I saw them at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and I can remember me and my mate looking at each other in disbelief at the end of the gig – we knew it had been something special, and so did everyone else who was there that night. It’s not just one of those great-after-the-event things; Nirvana live blew you away in those early days, and if I could capture the feeling and express it in words, I’d be rich.
I couldn’t bring myself to go see them for the later gigs/ festivals – it all seemed to be going wrong and I didn’t want to see it. The Unplugged album can still bring a tear to my eye.
Whatever you want to say about ‘junkies’, I still find it terribly sad that Kurt Cobain didn’t find a way through.
I keep the orginal tour shirt in my drawer as a memento of the times and of my youth.
RIP KC.Posted 8 years agoChrisHeathSubscriber
I saw them at the Mayfair in Newcastle, um probably 92. Didn’t have tickets, but the Mayfair always used to keep a couple of hundred tickets back to sell on the door on the night. Bumped into someone we knew in the huge queue, started chatting, and before we knew it we were in.
It was rammed. Despite being a big fan at the time, I thought they were average.Posted 8 years agoslowclimbMember
Mate was on the entertainment committee at Glasgow Uni QMU must have been about October 1991 me and a few mates were through for the weekend drinking cheap nasty lager in his flat, conversation went something like this:
mate “some american band on at the QM tonight we could get in for nowt”
us “who is it?”
mate ” nirvana”
us ” sound shit, bet they sound like def leppard, let stay here and drink haddows dutch lager til one of us dies”
DOH!Posted 8 years ago
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