Nirvana headline Reading Festival
30 August 1992
At the beginning of Nirvana's headlining slot, journalist Everett True wheeled Kurt Cobain (wearing a blonde wig) in a wheelchair onto the stage. This gesture was a quip at the journalists who had accused Kurt of being a useless drug addict; the triumphant performance was Nirvana proving to the audience and themselves that they were much more than the hype and media coverage that surrounded them. The show was performed with an unflinching ferocity and became one of their most memorable performances. Dave Grohl remembers the 50,000 people in the audience chanting the lyrics to ÒLithiumÓ - he admitted later that it was one of their biggest moments.