A confused college mascot appears to have asked Nirvana for a video shout-out in a letter that smells like school spirit gone awry.
Sub Pop Records tweeted on Monday staff had received a letter to one of its former recording artists, Nirvana, from the Virginia Tech mascot.
We received a letter in our mailbag asking Nirvana to send a video to support a campaign bid for homecoming queen. http://t.co/6UgM7zqkNa
— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) July 23, 2013
Sadly for the aspiring homecoming queen and everyone else, lead singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994 and Nirvana is no longer a band.
Nonetheless, the letter posted to Tumblr says a video cheering on the school's football team would get the band great publicity.
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“As Virginia Tech loves Nirvana, we'd love to have her [sic] in our video,” the letter says.
The gender confusion and clueless nature of the letter suggest it may have been a form letter with band names plugged into it by a distracted homecoming volunteer. Funnier still is imagining the members of Nirvana saying the requested message:
“What's up Virginia Tech? This is Nirvana! Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy Homecoming Week and good luck at the game this Saturday. LETS [sic] GO HOKIES!”
Sub Pop wrote on its Tumblr that staff “dressed up and obliged” with the video request, and they even stuck to the script...or something like it. We look forward to seeing the result.
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