July 23rd, 1993 - Kurt Cobain live in New York, New York at the Roseland Ballroom.

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Kurt Cobain live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, 1993. Nirvana performed twice at the now closing legendary venue.

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Nirvana pass from the Roseland Ballroom show, 1993.

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thisislame43 inquired:

Do you know if there is any actual footage of Nirvana live at the Roseland Ballroom. I can only find audio.

The entire show was filmed by MTV.


I'm watching Nirvana's MTV Unplugged right now in honor of Kurt's birthday. I noticed that after they played Dumb Kurt mentioned that they didn't want to play that song and Polly back to back because they're the same song. Was he talking about the melody (I guess that's what it's called)?

Yeah, they’re basically the same exact song. It’s almost played the same way. The only other time they played them back to back was at a show in 1993 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and another show at Vancouver, Canada in 1994 (the difference being here, they played ‘Dumb’ first, then ‘Polly.) Most of the time they played ‘Sliver’ first, then ‘Polly’ followed by ‘In Bloom.’

New Music Seminar, New York, NY, 1993.

7/23/93 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY.

Kurt: “Have patience, we’re one of the biggest rock’n’roll bands in history!”

7/23/93 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY.

Before this show, Kurt overdosed on heroin but was quickly revived and continued on with the show.

"It’s a part of my life that I’m not too proud of. It’s been going on for years. Then I slowly decided not to self-destruct. I wasn’t familiar with what heroin does to people. I did it first in ‘85/’86 in Aberdeen. I’d wanted to try it for ever. I wanted to be a junkie for a few months after ‘Nevermind’ and the tour. It was a really stupid idea. I didn’t understand how evil it is, how hard it is to get off it. It’s the most addictive thing I’ve ever tried. It’s an ongoing dilemma. I still have problems with it. This year I’ve fucked up a few times. But I’m not addicted any more. I haven’t had any drug dealings for a long time. I couldn’t fool myself or anyone else that I won’t do it again; I’ll always be a junkie. I’ve had to excommunicate my drug-taking friends and focus on my family and my music." - Kurt Cobain.

7/23/93 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY.