It Was The Best Place- Tony Hawk Recalls A Wild Memory In A Live Nirvana Concert

Published 10/24/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 19: Tony Hawk poses after a press conference at Bondi Icebergs ahead of Bowl-A-Rama at Bondi Beach on February 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


Tony Hawk recently posted about a special memory he possesses. The memory in question involves him dancing to the tunes of one of the best bands in the world, Nirvana.

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Tony is a retired skateboarder, sailing from America. The 53-year-old legend has bagged a number of achievements over the years. At the age of 9, he embarked on a journey as an ambitious skateboarder and followed his passion until 2003.

Channeling his love for the sport, he founded his own company famously known as Birdhouse. As a matter of fact, he was nicknamed Birdman, once his career started, hence the name. With a following of over 7.1 million people on Instagram as well as 4.5 million on Twitter, he’s the real deal. Recently, he spoke about attending a Nirvana event.

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Hawk reminisces an exciting memory

In one of his recent Tweets, Tony talked about one of the best times he had during a live concert. He said, “True story: a bunch of us skaters were in Houston that weekend and we all went to see Nirvana. I stood in the front row until the band started playing… and then found myself in a heaving mosh pit that seemed to never end. It was the best place to be on October 20, 1991“.

“Shut Up and Skate” was probably one of the most exhilarating events that took place in Texas. Even though this event took place 30 years ago, the memories made during the event happen to be very dear to Tony.

Tony has always left the audience bedazzled by showcasing his talent on a variety of platforms. Be it creating his own video game, Pro Skater, or winning the “Kids Choice Award for- Favourite Athlete”.

Tony Hawk- the epitome of dynamism

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In the year 1999, he became the first-ever individual to complete a “900”. The “900” is one of the most challenging tricks to pull for a skater. Basically, it requires completing two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions on a skateboard. He was successful on his 12th attempt, and he nailed it.

The American skateboarding star has not only been one of the top athletes but also a very well-known entrepreneur. And after he launched his video games and founded his company, he proved to everyone that he’s more than just a sportsperson.

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Even after retiring, the love he has for the sport continues to grow in magnitude.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus. Representing India at the International Children's Games in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far.

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