Monday, March 14, 2011

Obsolete Nirvana Tickets

When Kurt Cobain blew his own brains out on April 5, 1994, he left his Welsh fans on the horns of a dilemma. Should they ask for a refund (£12) on their tickets for Nirvana's forthcoming show at the Cardiff International Arena (scheduled for May 9), or keep them as macabre souvenirs? Many people chose the latter option (see pic), viewing their now useless tickets as pop cultural memento mori. Nirvana's UK tour had already been postponed once after Cobain had gone into a coma triggered by an overdose of champagne and rohypnol in Rome. Welsh fans, however, were optimistic that he'd get his shit together before May 9. Unfortunately that optimism proved to be entirely misplaced.