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It' the 30th anniversary of Nirvana

It's the 30th anniversary of the band's first performance as Nirvana

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The world-renowned rock band Nirvana may not be performing today, (may Kurt Cobain rest in peace) but fans around the world still marvel at the sensational impact that Nirvana had on the grunge music scene in the late 1980s.

The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington has an exhibit that boasts the world's largest collection of Nirvana memorabilia. The exhibit has around 200 rare artifacts such as guitars, clothing, and handwritten letters from front man Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, which tell the story of Nirvana from the beginning to end.

You can find Kurt Cobain’s

'Fender Stratocaster', Krist Novoselić’s Hiwatt DR103 bass amplifier head, and Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit on display. Visitors can also dig deeper at the video kiosks where you can listen to the band's various hits.

You know people really identify, you know Seattle as the home of grunge and MoPop really became kinda this home for Nirvana and grunge as well.
Mopop Museum senior curator, Jacob McMurray

The band's poster for their first performance as Nirvana

The rarest piece in the exhibit is a shirt that Kurt Cobain drew on with a sharpie in 1986 when he was in a band before Nirvana.

This is the rarest piece in the exhibit, a shirt Kurt Cobain drew himself

"It's a really humanizing and inspirational story of this band that became the biggest band in the world," MoPop's senior curator, Jacob McMurray exclaimed.

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To learn more about the exhibit or to plan your next visit, you can go here for more information.

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