Kurt Cobain dressed as Barney the Dinosaur, Pat Smear as Slash, Halloween in Ohio at the University of Akron, 1993.

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waachbirne inquired:

Hey there! I was wondering if there is a video from nirvanas halloween concert in 1993? Could only find audio recordings but I'd love to see Kurt dressed as barney!

I don’t have any video from that show. I’m not sure if video even exist! I read that some cameras were filming, but most likely, because of it being in a University, it was members of the audience doing the recording so only amateur footage would be available. I spoke with the photographer last year (the one who snapped the photos you see of Kurt dressed as Barney) and he never mentioned anything about video footage.

newly released photo of Kurt Cobain dressed as Barney The Dinosaur and Pat Smear dressed as Slash during Nirvana’s Halloween show, 1993.

Special Thanks to photographer: Jay Brown.

(Source: nirvananews)

Kurt Cobain dressed as Barney during a Nirvana Halloween show, 1993. Special Thanks to photographer: Jay Brown.

(Source: nirvananews)

Halloween, 1993.

10/31/93 - Halloween show.

Kurt was Barney, Pat was Slash, Dave was a mummy, and Krist was a white-faced “reverse Ted Danson” with “P.C.” on his forehead for “Politically Correct.”

Halloween, 1993.

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Halloween, 1993. - Kurt Cobain was Barney, Pat Smear was Slash.

Photographer: Jay Brown.

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Halloween, 1993:

The show started with an improvisional intro with the band members in costume for Halloween. Kurt was Barney (with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his hand, which he apparently chugged through the mask’s mesh mouth), Pat was Slash, Dave was a mummy, and Krist was a white-faced “reverse Ted Danson” with “P.C.” on his forehead for “Politically Correct.” (The actor Ted Danson had recently been ridiculed for making a public appearance in black-face with his girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg.)

-James A. Rhodes Arena.


Photographer: Jay Brown.

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