Seven Things I Learned About the Seattle Rock Scene
It's almost time to start the school year, so I figured this would be a great time to share what I did this summer! I was lucky enough to spend it in Seattle paying homage to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and so many more. Here's just a few things I learned from that tour.
It's time for the Seattle Seven! ;-)
....or, seven things I learned in Seattle, about their rock scene.
1) Kurt Cobain only spent 4 weeks in "the house". He and Courtney bought it in January of 1994, and sadly, he passed that April. He toured in between.
2) Alice In Chains' "Would?" is about Andy Wood. He sang for Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone, and was good friends with Layne Staley. Layne wanted Andy to give up his habits, and wrote the song to ask him, "If I can give these things up, would you?" Sadly, Andy passed on before hitting it big. He could've been the first Seattle legend.
3) Like most bands, Pearl Jam had a pretty rough first practice space.
4) Sean Kinney of Alice In Chains owns this bar.
5) Nirvana played to literally no one, at this bar, early on. I was told maybe 3 or 4 people were there, they played for 20 minutes and left.
6) Kurt Cobain has his last meal here.
7) Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" was written about this statue, in Volunteer Park.
Seattle is a great place to visit, but it's super busy. Tons of rock history though! We really enjoyed our trip. To take the same tour, if you're there, reach out to Charity and check out Stalking Seattle. It's worth every penny!