Nirvana fans are remembering Kurt Cobain today, 17 years after his untimely death at the age of 27. By the next anniversary of his death, his intense fan base will have a new, more public way to cope.
Krist Novoselic Nirvana bassist, and former Reverb columnist, Krist Novoselic took this picture of Kurt Cobain while they were on an early tour of Europe with TAD. Novoselic opened his "trunks" to the EMP curators for Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.
Experience Music Project's exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, which opens April 16, will include, according to the museum, "a 'confessional' in which fans can record their own stories, memories, poems and other thoughts about the band, its music and its members. That footage will be woven into concert film and interviews that screen continuously during the exhibit."It goes without saying that to many fans, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain are some of the most precious, personal mile markers in their lives. A cottage industry of Nirvana tourism has sprung up around the Northwest, that includes stops beneath a bridge in Aberdeen and the park near the home where Cobain died.
This "confessional" situation is going to get interesting, to say the least.