Brass Against has apologised after a video of frontwoman Sophia Urista peeing on a fan’s face during a show made its way online.
From pop star Miley Cyrus riding a giant hot dog to rocker Ozzy Osbourne infamously biting the head off a bat, live concerts have always been spectacles for the eyes. However, there are some things you just can’t unsee.
On November 12, cover band Brass Against took to the stage at the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.
While performing Rage Against the Machine’s Wake Up, Urista invited an enthusiastic fan onto the stage before urinating onto his face.
For the curious and brave, watch the incident below.
Video footage shows the man lying on his back before Urista pulls down her pants and uses him as a toilet while singing. Attendees can be heard cheering at the stunt. Afterwards, the fan appears to cup urine into his hands before throwing it at the crowd.
Just seen that Sophia Urista video. pic.twitter.com/tkfOn8wScL
— Chris (@davies2107) November 13, 2021
Reportedly, the singer frequently stated she needed to use the bathroom during the band’s performance.
“Get my man with the can on his head ready, ’cause we’re going to bring him onstage and I’ma piss in this motherfucker’s mouth,” Urista said as quoted by SPIN.
“I gotta pee … And I can’t make it to the bathroom. So we might as well make a show out of it.”
— Persian Princess (@PrincessNatz85) November 14, 2021
A day later on November 13, the band took to Twitter to apologise for the incident.
“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,” the band tweeted to their 10.9K followers.
Brass Against is a New York-based group described as “a collective … of musicians who share the goal of creating music to inspire social and personal change”. They specialise in covering rock/metal songs (including Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and more) using brass instruments.