It seems that BRASS AGAINST are now dealing with the backlash from their onstage incident which saw lead singer Sophia Urista urinate on a fan’s face at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.
As previously reported, during BRASS AGAINST’s Thursday set at Welcome To Rockville, Urista called up a male volunteer, who had a camera attached to his head, from the crowd to the stage while the band was covering the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE song “Wake Up.” She then had him to lie down on the stage, at which point she pulled down her pants and peed in his face. Full stream. The man, who really seemed to be enjoying himself, then proceeded to stand up and spit the urine into the audience.
According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan confirmed that police received a message via their Facebook page about the incident. Bendayan then told the person to file a report, which they did. “I did get one like that and I told her to file a report and she did,” stated Bendayan. He also explained that the department’s criminal investigations division will look into the matter.
The News-Journal further reports that Florida statute 800.03 makes it unlawful for someone to “expose his or her sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another, or so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner.”
The crime of indecent exposure is punishable by up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.
Just prior to the incident, Urista apparently told the audience she had to use the bathroom, and then said, “Get my man with the cam on his head ready, ’cause we’re going to bring him onstage and I’mma piss in this motherf**ker’s mouth.”
She added, “I gotta pee, and I can’t make it to the bathroom. So we might as well make a show out of it.”
The band initially responded via their Twitter account by writing, “We’re truly sorry. Not who we are as a band” and “We’re still processing … this was profoundly unexpected.” Later they issued a full statement:
“We had a great time last night at Welcome to Rockville. Sophia got carried away. That’s not something the rest of us expected, and it’s not something you’ll see again at our shows. Thanks for bringing it last night, Daytona.”
When asked on Twitter who cleaned up the mess, the band replied, “Sophia actually cleaned it up after we left stage.”
It’s up to you if you want to watch the NSFW video below.