Paying respects to Nirvana with a trip to Aberdeen

Honoring 25 years of "Nevermind" with a pilgrimage to its birthplace

September 20, 2016

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​The 25th anniversary for Nevermind is this Saturday. Feel old yet? 

Crazy to think we've been rocking out to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Lithium" for that long. Nevermind saved me in a lot of ways. Who needed therapy when you had a masterpiece like that on loop in your CD walkman? 

I didn't even realize that it was turning the big two-five when I decided to take a drive to Aberdeen. I always wanted to visit Kurt Cobain's neighborhood and pay my respects to him on his turf, and it was a such a beautiful Sunday to put my pup in the car and cruise on over to the charming little town.

That's right, I said charming.

I went to check out his childhood home first, which is still on the market, by the way.

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I read that Kurt's drawings are still on the wall as well as a hole he punched in. Oh, and the door was locked. You know I checked.

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Then I drove two blocks down the street to the small park where Kurt used to hang. It's been turned into a memorial park for him.

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This is the bridge Kurt lived under and the one he references in "Something In The Way."

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I took my dog out of the car and we sat at the picnic table that is now covered in notes to Kurt from fans.

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Like I said, it was a beautiful day in Washington, and I finally got to thank Kurt for his music at his park. 

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Photo by Alyssa


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