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Brass Against Onstage Urination Incident Leads to Police Report as More Details Emerge

The band reports that singer Sophia Urista cleaned up the mess herself

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Brass Against urine incident
Brass Against’s Sophia Urista at Welcome to Rockville

    Brass Against are dealing with the fallout from an onstage incident in which singer Sophia Urista urinated on a fan’s face at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. Among the new developments is a police report that was filed concerning the episode.

    As previously reported, during Brass Against’s Thursday set at the rock fest, Urista singled out a male fan in the crowd with a beer can on his head. She called him up onto the stage while the band was covering Rage Against the Machine’s “Wake Up.” She then told him to lie down on the stage, at which point she pulled down her pants and urinated on his face. The man, seemingly thrilled by the act, then proceeded to stand up and spit the liquid into the audience. Needless to say, the incident made national headlines.

    According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan confirmed that police received a message on the department’s Facebook account about the incident. Bendayan then told the person to file a report, which she 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.

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    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.

    Meanwhile, more details have emerged regarding the incident itself. Urista told the audience she had to use the bathroom, and then said, “Get my man with the can 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 to Twitter messages 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.”

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    When asked on Twitter who cleaned up the mess, the band replied, “Sophia actually cleaned it up after we left stage.”

    Brass Against have gained notoriety for their unique big-band covers of songs by acts like Rage Against the Machine, Tool, System of a Down, and more. The band is scheduled to open for Tool on a 2022 European tour, with tickets available here.

    The full NSFW incident at Welcome to Rockville can be seen below at your own discretion, followed by the aforementioned tweets from Brass Against.

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