Aberdeen, Washington will now celebrate “Kurt Cobain Day” this and every Feb. 20, in honor of its favorite son. Feb. 20, 2014 would have been Cobain’s 47th birthday, and if this computer-generated version of the Nirvana frontman’s aged face is to be believed, he would have looked relatively the same, only maybe a little more tired.
According to the town’s mayor, Bill Simpson, the city will celebrate an unofficial “Kurt Cobain Week” in the days leading up to “Kurt Cobain Day,” whatever that entails. In the proclamation, officials note that “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain,” as depressing as that role may have ultimately been. They also correctly point out that the town has gained “international recognition… from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.” There's no real word on what sort of Cobain-related festivities Aberdeen has planned, but the mayor has already confirmed that a cement statue currently being displayed in a local muffler shop will be made available for public viewing, so there's that.
Aberdeen is about two hours from Seattle, and is the site of Cobain’s boyhood home—which recently went up for sale. The nearby town of Hoquiam, where Cobain also once lived, announced last month that it would celebrate Nirvana Day on April 10, the same day that the group will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.