LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology November 13, 1993 - Bender Arena, American University, Washington, DC, US

    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
    • Pat Smear (guitar)
    • Lori Goldston (cello)
  • Everett True (vocals, guitar)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Jeff Mason (production manager)
  • Kelly Nase (tour accountant)
  • Susanne Sasic (lighting designer)
  • Craig Overbay (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Jim Vincent (guitar technician)
  • John Duncan (guitar technician)
  • Earnie Bailey (guitar technician)
  • Mike Dalke (drum technician)
  • Ed Swink (stage manager)
  • Dave Stevens (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Allan Bagley (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Tom Pfaeffle (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Spike Brant (LSD lighting crew)
  • Mike Lamb (LSD lighting crew)
  • Pat Connolly (LSD lighting crew)
  • Gary Vaspol (LSD lighting crew)
  • IMP Inc.
    • Seth Horowitz
Load In
Half Japanese Showtime
Breeders Showtime
NIRVANA Showtime
  1. No Info
  1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  2. Drain You
  3. Breed
  4. Serve The Servants
  5. About A Girl
  6. Heart-Shaped Box
  7. Sliver
  8. Dumb
  9. In Bloom
  10. Come As You Are
  11. Lithium
  12. Pennyroyal Tea
  13. School
  14. Polly acoustic
  15. Milk It
  16. Rape Me
  17. Territorial Pissings
  18. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  19. All Apologies
  20. ENCORE
  21. Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam acoustic Novoselic on accordion, Grohl on bass
  22. On A Plain
  23. Scentless Apprentice
  24. Blew
  25. jam
  26. Do Nuts True on guitar and vocals
AUD #1
Aiwa CM-30 > Sony WM-D6
Lowest Generation:
ANA(M) > DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
97 min / 8.5
• Has a cut in "Scentless Apprentice" and the end noise cuts off.
AUD #2a
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(4) > CDR
Length / Sound Quality:
103 min / 7.0
• Higher generation and missing part of "Milk It", but includes parts of the jam and "Do Nuts" that are missing from AUD #2b.
• "Polly" cuts in end noise cuts off.
• Has cuts in "Milk It," the jam, and "Do Nuts".
AUD #2b
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
103 min / 7.0
• Circualted in February 2012.
• Lower generation and includes all of "Milk It", but missing parts of the jam and "Do Nuts" that are included on AUD #2a.
• "Polly" cuts in.
• Has cuts in the jam and "Do Nuts".
AUD #3 incomplete
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Length / Sound Quality:
83 min / 8.0
• Circulated in August 2007.
• Missing some banter after "All Apologies" and missing everything after "Blew".
• Has a cut in "Lithium".
AMT #1

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

  • According to a newspaper review, Nirvana played for a crowd of about 5400.
  • After "Blew", the band played what seems to be the same jam that was played at the end of the 11/07/93 show.
  • Everett True came onstage to do vocals and play guitar on "Do Nuts."
  • At the end of the show, Kurt started repeatedly throwing his guitar(s) at the disco ball over the stage. He came close to getting hit by the falling guitar many times. He never did hit the disco ball. Krist finally grabbed Kurt and carried him off.
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