Wash. teen tweets photos of dad, turns out to be of Nirvana's first concert

Wash. teen tweets photos of dad, turns out to be of Nirvana's first concert
It turns out, those photos capture Nirvana's first concert of a Raymond, Washington, home in 1987.  (Photo: Maggie Poukkula)

RAYMOND, Wash. — A Washington teen's shout out to her cool dad on Twitter is shaking up the music world with a piece of unseen grunge rock history.

Maggie Poukkula's dad, Anthony Poukkula, lived in a house where Nirvana's Kurt Cobain played a concert.

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In a Tweet with photos, she said, "Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day."

It turns out, those photos capture Nirvana's first concert of a Raymond, Washington, home in 1987.

A die-hard Nirvana fan saw the photos on Twitter and said they were taken in March or April that year — calling the images "historic and outstanding."

https://twitter.com/mjpoukkula/status/621491873601843200

Others have taken to social media to say Maggie's tweet gives an amazing look inside the start of a legendary grunge era.

Twenty-four years ago this April, Nirvana first played “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that would help launch the Seattle band and grunge rock to international audience.

The show, April 17, 1991, was at the OK Hotel near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Nirvana – composed of Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic – played with two other bands that Wednesday night: Fits of Depression and Bikini Kill.

The show was only the second in Seattle that the band played with Grohl, who is now the lead singer and guitarist for the Foo Fighters. The other show was at the Off Ramp Café, which is now El Corazón at 109 Eastlake Ave. E.

The performance was recorded by a three-camera film crew, and part of the show footage was later used in the documentary “Hype!” about the Seattle-area grunge scene in the early and mid-1990s.

http://youtu.be/jc3XnHDC5mM

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