19-year-old Maggie Poukkula found a rough around the edges strip of pictures, The pictures show her old man playing guitar at Nirvana’s first gig at a house party in her dad’s Raymond, Washington, home back in the spring of 1987. So of course she posted them to Twitter and almost broke the internet as a result 🙂
“Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day,” Poukkula said in the tweet.
“Not everyone’s dad played guitar for Cobain, so I was like, ‘Oh, this is cool, I’m going to post this,’ ” Poukkula told CNN affiliate KIRO in Seattle.
Another Twitter user told her what she’d stumbled across and urged her to look for the originals, prompting a deluge of media attention from Rolling Stone, local television stations and other outlets.
“I had no idea that those were during Nirvana’s first concert. My dad showed me them a while back, but he never mentioned that’s what was going on in the photos. I found out because of all the articles. I didn’t realise it was such a historical thing. I thought they were just cool pictures of my dad and Kurt jamming together.”
Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day? pic.twitter.com/y7lXh6acVn
— Maggs (@mjpoukkula) July 16, 2015