Dumb Nirvana Fan Requests Video Message From Band

The student wrote to Sub Pop Records asking Nirvana to record a vide for their homecoming queen campaign, as it would be "great publicity" for the band.

Dumb Nirvana Fan Requests Video Message From Band
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A student has written to Sub Pop records asking Nirvana to record a video message for their university. Sub Pop were so surprised by the letter that they posted it online - least of all because the band has been inactive since 1994 when frontman Kurt Cobain died. The student at Virginia Tech University offered Nirvana the chance to promote themselves to 30,000 students during homecoming week, with a "quick video" that says: "What up Virginia Tech? This is Nirvana! Just wanted to wish you a Happy Homecoming week and good luck at the game this Saturday. Let's Go Hokies!" The author doesn't seem to realise that Nirvana are one of the biggest bands of all time. "It presents great publicity for them," the letter reads. "They would be among artists including Big N' Rich, Ying Yang Twins, the Cataracs, Slightly Stoopid and three famous NFL players." Sub Pop have taken it upon themselves to dress as Nirvana and submit a video, which will be posted soon. The only way this could be funnier is if Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic get together and record the video. Do you think it can happen? Hit the 'Like' button below and let's see if we can get it on their radar!

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    Guitarlegend258
    "We'd love to have her in our video"...Her...HER.
    Darth Wader
    For the right amount of money, I'm sure Courtney Love would do the video and then try to sue Dave Grohl.
    DaniArrow
    Maybe it's some chick that covered a Nirvana tune and that dude who wrote the letter is really confused...
    MattHessing
    This has got to be a prank, surely?
    Mkorn
    no! just an idiot. and stop calling me shirly
    CorrosionMedia
    Let's all just say that even if it is fake, it's funny. (All) "That even if it's fake, it's funny."
    shelovemyguitar
    Judging by the paper they used to print this, I would say so. On the other hand, I have stopped doubting people's stupidity a long time ago...
    DvanG
    There's a bigger chance of this being a dumb guy then a troll nowadays.
    Sakke
    I was about to correct you, but your sentence is more hilarious this way.
    Nethero
    Some guy just gave Sub Pop the opportunity to make himself look like an idiot in front of Nirvana's entire fan base. Sounds like a pretty successful prank alright.
    thatnstuff
    i dk, i wouldnt be surprised if some college kid and his friend were huge nirvana fans and were like, hey lets write a ridiculous letter and send it in to Sub Pop just to see what happens. I've always wanted to call the questions/comments number on the side of Pringles cans so i could offer obviously repulsive suggestions for new flavors. People like to f*** with people
    1916
    To quote Aziz Ansari "People in this town are just now getting into Nirvana. I don't have the heart to tell them what's going to happen to Kurt Cobain in 1994."
    tcovers1
    Clearly confusing Nirvana with somebody else. Probably a b-list celebrity female singer or something.
    TJ1991
    I wouldn't go so far as to call the writer a 'fan.' Such a massive fan they don't know the frontman has been dead for nearly 20 years? Reminds me of the time in 2006 when I upset a friend of mine by informing her that Bob Marley was dead...
    jwmanc
    Bob Marley is dead??? Dafuq?
    thrashriff90
    I had a friend from high school who thought Led Zeppelin was a person.....
    Izzy-Sweet
    I had a friend who didn't even notice that Jimi Hendrix was black... I wept for days.
    Bassface7
    Sounds as though they were thinking of someone else - probably thought the artist they were after was called Nirvana
    nge1301
    the probability that it's just a joke is so great that this whole article and comment section are laughably ridiculous
    nicholsonisgod
    I'm almost sure this is a prank. This is not about being dumb, it's about being off the planet for the last 20 years... On topic
    Clarkinator
    I'm sure if Cobain were alive, he'd love to be part of anything that involves the Ying Yang Twins...
    postmortem2006
    That's too stupid to be real. Seriously, NOBODY is that stupid.
    SGofawesome
    I knew a girl who thought Iraq was in Detroit. There's people.
    Job4ADeadCowboy
    Yeah, I knew a girl who didn't know whether or not we lived in North America or... South America....I never told her. There's people man.
    SFosterS
    I asked a girl if she like Nine Inch Nails and she responded, "No, I like to keep my nails short" SO MUCH FACEPALM!!!