Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was a man of strong principles. He was a man who knew what he believed in, knew what he considered to be the right thing and he was never afraid to let himself known.

Cobain, on stage with his Nirvana bandmates during a show in Oakland on New Year’s Eve 1993, confronted a male fan in the crowd who was groping a female in the in the front row during a gig. Cobain, clearly distracted by what he had seen in the audience, stopped his acoustic rendition of  ‘Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam’ and threw his guitar to the ground before rushing over to the crowd. Having alerted security and pointed to the door, Cobain returned to the microphone and said “copping a feel, eh buddy?”

Bassist Krist Novoselic now aware of what had happened, added “How’s it feel, huh?” before publicly ridiculing the man who was sexually assaulting the female fan.

It was a momentous moment, one that offered yet another insight into the mindset of Cobain who relentlessly fought for what he believed in.

Below, you’ll find the footage of that moment:


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