Hoquiam, Washington has officially declared April 10th as Nirvana Day!
The town decided to dedicate the date to the band to celebrate the short period of time that their late frontman, Kurt Cobain spent in the town. Hoquiam is located in the same county as Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, just about four miles east of the city.
“Nirvana bring great honor… to our entire community. And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments” Hoquiam mayor, Jack Durney said during an interview with local radio station KXRO.
Earlier this month, it was also confirmed that the godfathers of Grunge would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014, on ironically, April 10th. Hoquiam’s addition of “Nirvana Day” shows just how much pride Grays Harbor county has for the band; Aberdeen has a welcome sign which reads “Come as you are” in honor of one of the band’s most famous songs.
Come as you are indeed.