Brass Against’s Onstage Urination Is Being Investigated By Local Police

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On Friday, footage came to light featuring Brass Against frontwoman Sophia Urista peeing on a fan onstage. While some folks were squeamish about the whole thing, the fact that the man who got peed on seemed super into it meant that the majority of people thought this was just a hilarious onstage stunt by a rock band. However, it’s now been revealed that the local police have opened a report on the incident, and are investigating it due to the possibility of indecent exposure.

According to Consequence of Sound, Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan confirmed that police were contacted via 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,” said Bendayan. He also explained that the department’s criminal investigations division will look into the matter.

Florida statute 800.03 makes it unlawful to for anyone 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 is punishable by up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Brass Against, meanwhile, have publicly apologized for the act, stating, “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.”

Especially weird was a series of tweets from fans who claimed that the act was somehow an assault, which the band quickly denied:

Everyone at The Pit would like to take this moment to say that we support Urista’s actions 100%. Rock and roll was never meant to be a rose garden, and if you can’t stomach watching a woman pee on a very excited dude’s face in front of thousands of other people, then hit the road, you fuckin’ square.


Words by Chris Krovatin