10/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 11th October 2014
I was there! I was there! For the entire weekend at the 1992 Reading Festival, rumours circulated that Nirvana had pulled out. One rumour was that the Pixies were to replace them. This did little to placate me, I wanted to see Nirvana! Throughout the Sunday that Nirvana were to headline, the rumours increased in quantity and likelihood. The ground in front of the main stage was a mud bath, great sets by Teenage Fanclub, Mudhoney and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds made me more hungry to see THE band of the moment at their zenith. Conversely, there was the now infamous tampon throwing incident by L7's Donita Sparkes. As the tension mounted, eventually, a person in a wheelchair appeared from the wings, acting frail and incapable. It turns out it was Kurt Cobain, actually in fine fettle being pushed out by music journalist Everett True, milking the rumours of Cobain's non-appearance until the very last minute. What followed was a genuinely blistering 25 song set packed with the energy and urgency you'd expect from a band that were gradually taking over the world. We all know the songs, so there's little point dissecting them in this review. I watch this DVD with an emotional nostalgia, I would hope it can be enjoyed similarly by people who weren't as lucky as I was to be there. Essential document of an era that I lived through and loved!
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