Police Are Asking For Help In Identifying People Involved In DIECAST Concert Brawl

Salt Lake City's KSL News is reporting that Midvale Police are asking for help in identifying people involved in a brawl at a DIECAST concert last weekend.

Video shows the crowd getting unruly during a show at a Midvale comedy club. There's a lot of shoving and pushing and then it gets out of control.

Some people jumped on stage and allegedly assaulted members of the band — a claim that the members of DIECAST deny. A security guard was reportedly attacked when he tried to stop them.

No one was seriously hurt, but police want to charge the suspects with assault.

Solid Entertainment promoter Bobby Baugh, who organized the ill-fated concert, blamed the violence on the local devotees of the "straight edge" movement. However, in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, DIECAST bassist Jeremy Wooden rejected Baugh's account, stating that the promoter's unprofessionalism and his employees' apparent inexperience in dealing with a concert of this nature created an atmosphere that led to a physical confrontation between members of the audience and club's security.

Salt Lake City Gang Unit Detective Bob Eldard told KSL News that straight-edgers in Utah are more violent than other places in the country. "They have a nationwide reputation among some of the straight-edge bands and some of them won't even play here because of the reputation they have," he said.

Eldard said straight-edgers don't smoke or drink. He said most kids who identify with the movement just plan to keep their bodies pure, but in Utah there's a small group that's incredibly violent, and often causes trouble with police.


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