Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today, so here's Nirvana's only Tampa concert (w/audio)
Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 today.
There have been remembrances of the late Nirvana front-man all over the internet, including this Instagram post by his daughter, Francis Bean Cobain.
Cobain died in 1994 aged 27, at the peak of his fame, creativity and cultural influence, and Nirvana only played one concert in Tampa during its brief existence: a 1990 show at the Masquerade nightclub in Ybor City in the building that is now the Ritz Ybor.
The band was far from its soon-to-be status as the biggest rock band in the world, a Tampa Bay Times story from that year, previewing upcoming concerts, had only this to say: "The Seattle grunge band's bio says its 'a little bit weird, a little bit gross and a little bit awesome.' Forgotten Apostles open at Masquerade in Ybor City, 9:30 p.m."
Someone recorded the audio from that show, and now that bootleg lives on via YouTube. You can listen to the whole thing below, including Cobain complaining about the warm beer, and performing Breed, which would show up on the classic album Nevermind the following year.