Nirvana reunited in San Bernardino, CA at Cal Jam 2018 on Saturday night, with members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear being joined by John McNauley, Joan Jett, and Brody Dalle. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain shared photos on Instagram revealing that she was not present, and was instead at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles at a RuPaul Drag Race show.
RuPaul met Kurt Cobain and a baby Frances Bean Cobain at the MTV VMA’s in 1993, telling AVClub.com, “I literally met them on the step-and-repeat red carpet at the MTV Awards, and Kurt Cobain told me, ‘You know, we went to see you perform in Seattle, but you had already performed and left by the time we got there.’
Because it was one of those gigs where I think I may have gone on at like 10 or something like that, and that tickled me. These are kids who come from the same irreverent, hippie, bohemian mentality that I came from. So of course they’re going to gravitate toward what I’m doing. And a lot of people don’t get that. A lot of people don’t have that computer program to understand what that is, that irreverence, that wink that drag is.
A lot of people are offended by it and that’s the end of it. So Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love and the other kids in that band loved it, and you could see it in their faces when they’re taking the pictures. They’re not going boo, or it’s not like a joke. It’s like, ‘This is fucking cool.’ And they were so cool about it that they came and appeared on my Christmas special that year.”