MOST WANTED UNSURFACED CONCERTS: March 1st, 1994 - Terminal Eins, Munchen, Germany - Eyewitness Review

Marco Zeininger was fortunate enough to attend NIRVANA's final concert in Munich, and in 2003 wrote to the LiveNIRVANA team to convey his recollections.

"The setlist of the show was quite similar to the 02/22/94 - Palaghiaccio, Rome, Italy concert, except for the inclusion of '[She's] My Best Friend's Girl' played between 'Drain You' and 'Breed'. The German Broadcast showed it in a different order I think.

"Compared to the Rome show they did not play 'Very Ape' or 'Scentless Apprentice'. 'Come As You Are', 'Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam' and 'All Apologies' all were played acoustically. While playing 'Come As You Are' on the beginning of the acoustic session there was a complete blackout on the stage. No lights and no sound - only a few emergency lights shining. The band stayed on stage waiting. Kurt was sitting on a stool in the middle of the stage. It took about a minute until the spot lights turned on again.

"When the lights switched on again Kurt had a little smile on his face. The show went on with 'Jesus ...' followed by a 2nd try of 'Come As You Are'. That was funny because of the blackout and then this song. So the setlist was as follows:

"I still remember that quite well, because a few months later I spent my holidays in the UK and I found a bootleg of the NIRVANA show in Rome in a flea market in Cambridge (02/22/94, the bootleg is called 'XXII II MCMXCIV'). The guy on the booth stated that this show was NIRVANA's last show. So we had a little conversation and I was quite sure about telling him, that in comparision to the Munich show, they had the changes in the setlist I listed above. I still remember that, because after Kurt's death I tried to keep all my memories of the show. All in all it was a quite good show. The band seemed to have fun. Even Kurt was sometimes chatting with the others between the songs, even if he didn't talk to the crowd. The only one who talked a little bit was Krist. But I don't remember what he said. I did not get the feeling that the spirit in the band was bad. There was no evidence to the crowd that Kurt had problems with his voice. Personally I was surprised the next day after the show, reading in a local newspaper the second show in Munich planned for that date was cancelled due to voice problems.

"You quote in [your] review of the show this guy Charles Cross. [Charles Cross is author of 'Heavier Than Heaven', referenced in Matt Seward's review of the concert for the LNTR].

"I don't know this man, but he's talking crap when he says that Kurt left the stage after this second Cars cover. They didn't even play this song. Was he at the show? I don't think so.Their last song was Heart Shaped Box. Also Cross would have said something about the blackout. That was quite memorable.