Today in 1993, Nirvana perform at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. This was a benefit show for the Bosnian Rape Victims. It was attended by a little over 10,000 people. Nirvana, along with ‘Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy’, ‘The Breeders’, and ‘L7’ raise over $50,000 for the benefit.
"I was really pissed off by everything I’d been reading and nobody was doing anything about it. So we did." - Krist Novoselic.

After the show, the band traveled to San Francisco, California where Nirvana are interviewed upon their arrival by MTV.

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"I write poems for myself and I write poetry that gets torn apart and becomes songs. I have a lot of respect for words, the power of words. I have so much love and respect for poetry, that it’s something I have to do myself for myself without other influences. I don’t want to mention favorite poets, what few I have, because I think that world should be discovered by you alone. Besides, few contemporary poets do much for me." - Kurt Cobain.

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"I became obsessed with turtles. I bought six of them and put them in a bathtub. They show no emotion, they’re so inanimate. It’s the complete opposite of what dogs are, I can’t stand dogs, they’re too willing to please. I like cats. Animals that require attention. Turtles have this fuck you attitude, ‘I’m stuck in this tank, I’m miserable and I’m not going to perform for you.’" - Kurt Cobain.

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"I don’t need to become a Rock Star. I don’t want to become a Rock Star. Not that I can’t because I don’t have enough guts. I always knew I was doing something special, that I had something to offer."

Kurt Cobain.

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"Our songs have hooks. They stick to people’s minds."

Kurt Cobain.

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"We saw Shonen Knife and they were so cool, I turned into a nine-year old girl at a Beatles concert. I was crying and jumping up and down and tearing my hair out - it was amazing. I’ve never been so thrilled in my whole life. They play pop music - pop, pop, pop music." - Kurt Cobain.

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"My family knew I was going to art school. I wanted to be in a band instead. I had two scholarships, but didn’t want to go."

Kurt Cobain.

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"If I could have found one Punk Rocker with a wacky haircut. I wanted to fit in with someone but not with the popular kids."

Kurt Cobain.

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"I found a gay friend. I didn’t notice until he made a pass at me one night. I told him I wasn’t gay but I’d be his friend."

Kurt Cobain.

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"I thought that I may be schizophrenic because I felt so nervous. I had habits like popping my knuckles, flipping my hair."

Kurt Cobain.

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"Kurt and I were totally into the Vaselines, I mean, they were my favorite band, they still are one of my favorite bands. - Krist Novoselic speaking on Radio Triple J Australia, April 6th 1995.

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Read a July, 1993 interview with Nirvana where a lot of music is discussed in this Nighttime Reads series.

“One by one, these drunk, sarcastic twenty-something kids would come up to me and say, ‘Aren’t you in the B-52’s?’ Just trying to start a fight. One guy came up, smacked me on the back, and said, ‘Hey, man, you got a good thing going, just get rid of your pissy attitude. Get off the drugs and just fucking go for it, man.’” - Kurt Cobain.

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Live in Seattle, September 11th, 1992.

"Aberdeen, it’s a coastal town about 100 miles away from Seattle. It’s a really small place. A very small community with a lot of people who have very small minds. Basically if you’re not prepared to join the logging industry, you’re going to be beaten up or run out of town. I was run out of town. They chased me up to the castle of Aberdeen with torches. Just like the Frankenstein monster. And I got away in a hot air balloon. And I came here to Seattle." - Kurt Cobain, earlier before this show in 1992.

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"Playing music is what I do. My family is what I am. Frances is my daughter. Courtney is my wife." - Kurt Cobain.

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"In a way, I respect Madonna for the things that she’s introduced because she’s introduced some subversive things and it has nothing to do with sex as far as I’m concerned. I’m talking about things like the introduction to the vogue dance which originated in the gay clubs in the mid 80’s. She’s always been supportive of things like that which I’ve thought is really cool." - Kurt Cobain.

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