What do you know? It’s been 25 years to the date (well, almost; the show was on Feb. 17) when legends of flannel Nirvana played Iguana’s in Tijuana to a crowd of bewildered fans, most of whom had no idea they were in front of a band who redefined rock for generations. Makes posting the picture of that one time you dyed your hair green pale in comparison, huh?
The band played the famed venue (that also hosted tons of shows including the biggest names in punk, metal, and alternative rock from the era) in part because of its closeness to San Diego. Luckily, there’s video footage of the event, so you can have an idea of what went down that night.
Turns out, though, that that wasn’t the only time Nirvana played in Mexican soil. They played Iguana’s twice after that, in 1991. On June 15, they returned to open for their spiritual forefathers Dinosaur Jr., and then again on October 24, almost a month after releasing their second album Nevermind (but still a few weeks before “Smells Like Teen Spirit” changed everything).