LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology September 01, 1991 - De Doelen (Ein Abend in Wien), Rotterdam, NL

    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Mojo Concerts
    • Willem Vennema
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Loose Showtime
Chapterhouse Showtime
Paradogs Showtime
NIRVANA Showtime
Caspar Brotzmann Showtime
  1. No Info
  1. Polly
  2. Drain You
  3. School
  4. Floyd The Barber
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  6. Come As You Are
  7. About A Girl
  8. Breed
  9. Sliver
  10. In Bloom
  11. Been A Son
  12. Negative Creep part of
  13. Limbo Rock bass jam
  14. jam
AUD #1
Unknown > Aiwa HS-1202
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
47:22 min / 8.5
• In June 2002 the master was circulated.
AUD #2
Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
48:41 min / 9.0
• A master transfer was circulated December 20th, 2017
AUD #3 incomplete
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
19:12 min / ?
• Circulated in December 2020
• Includes only the intro, "Polly", "Drain You", "School (cuts out), "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (cuts in) and "Come As You Are".
AMT #1
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
49:22 min / 7.0
• Circulated in March 2008.
• Amateur video, shot from an elevated position, back left of the venue (side shot).
• This source has very bad audio since the taper was having microphone issues.
AMT #2
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Video8(M) > MKV
Length / Sound Quality:
44:18 min / 9.0
• Circulated on September 24th, 2021.
• Amateur video, shot from an elevated position from the back of the venue (front shot).
• "Polly" cuts in and "In Bloom" is cut within.
PRO CLIP #1 incomplete
Beaulieu Boom Microphone > Beaulieu 5008 S (Super 8)
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD [1991: The Year Punk Broke]
Length / Sound Quality:
5 min / 8.5
• Includes only "In Bloom", which cuts in.
• Appears on the (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale bonus video included on the official video release, in some parts they used footage from other concerts of the same tour.
• Clips of "Polly" (with audio from 10/25/91), "School" (with audio from 08/20/91), and the end-of-show destruction appear on the same official video release.
• Clips appear on a rough edit of the official video release 1991: The Year Punk Broke that Dave Markey posted on YouTube.
• A clip of "In Bloom" has been broadcast on TV.
• Clips appear on the official video release Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! and in the "Lithium" music video.
SBD #1

The entire show was recorded by the Dutch broadcasting company VPRO.

PRO #2

A second video crew from the Dutch broadcasting company VPRO filmed the entire show.

  • Because Nick Cave was reading poetry in the venue below this one, Nirvana had to wait onstage so they would not interfere with his performance. After being asked twice to not play yet, Kurt started playing "Polly."
  • The band was very drunk by the end of the show.
  • Kurt's guitar went out during "About A Girl", while the guitar was out, Kurt sang in falsetto for part of it and Dave jammed a tiny bit.
  • Sound problems, combined the band's drunkenness, resulted in false starts of "Sliver" and "In Bloom."
  • Kurt threw his guitar down, then started destroying the set after just one verse of "Negative Creep." After extensive destruction, Kurt got into a fight with people from the venue, but the fight was promptly broken up.
  • No Info
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Photo by Cor Jabaaij Screencap of AMT #1 Screencap of AMT #1 Screencap of AMT #2 Screencap of AMT #2