On This Day…

October 28, 2010 at 1:36 am 2 comments

Back in the days of my first band Crayon, we played a few shows with an all-girl punk rock band from Portland called Calamity Jane. In October 1992, Calamity Jane was asked if they would like to join Nirvana for a concert at the Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gig paid $5000. The show was on October 30, 1992, and while on stage the Calamity girls were heckled during their entire set. Nirvana (especially Kurt) was so pissed off at the crowd for being so rude to the openers that he refused to play their monster hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Instead, the rowdy Argentineans were treated to a 15-minute song consisting entirely of feedback. Kurt would later write sarcastically about the show in the liner notes of 1992’s Incesticide, “It was as rewarding as paying Calamity Jane five-thousand dollars to be heckled by twenty thousand macho boys in Argentina…”

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  • 1. ed  |  October 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I’ve heard that most Crayon shows consisted of entire sets of heckling and guitar feedback. Is here any truth to this rumor? And were you paid 5000 a show as well?

  • 2. tullycraft  |  October 29, 2010 at 2:22 am

    It is very true that a lot of Crayon shows were drenched in guitar feedback. We never received so much as $500 let alone $5000. And yes, I believe we may have been heckled on a few occasions.

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