Late last week we heard Attila’s show in Milwaukee ended in a brawl due to security allegedly attacking fans. We have seen direct responses from the band, and now, we get to hear from one of the fans who was attacked. In a new interview from thesickest, Dustin Olwig discussed how he got assaulted from the show.
“Being big fans, my brother Cory Olwig, and my friend Austin Bruhn all decided we were going to try and get over the barricade by crowdsurfing, as we wanted to meet and sing with Fronz during his live performance. My brother threw Austin up first, security instantly slammed his head into the metal barricade, then I was about to go over and I didn’t even make it half way over the barricade before They pulled me the rest of the way over, by grabbing me around my neck and slamming me to the ground. Then they all started punching me while I was on the ground, Chis Linck then jumped on to the security guards to help me. The first guard that grabbed Linck, my brother pulled him off, punched him in the head and put him in a headlock and wouldn’t let go until Linck was back on stage. I then broke free from security, ran to the right of stage and just sat on it until the show abruptly ended. Also our friends Nathan Youngwirth and Chad Stern were attacking the guards from the other side of the barricade trying to get the off of me and the band.”
“They just kept hitting me and my friends. They threatened my brother, me, and Austin right away because they knew we were going to do something. I heard no warning about moshing at all nor were any signs posted not to. They let everyone throw down the entire whole show but when the end came they got violent with us. If you review the video, you can see my brother (the guy with no shirt) holding security off their guitarist Chris Linck. You can also see me being pulled down and hit as well as Austin being escorted off by the security with Chris behind him.”
So far, neither the venue Turner Hall Ballroom nor Pabst Theater Group has responded about the incident. Crowdsurfing, moshing, and headbanging are expected at metal shows. If the allegations are true, we wonder what instigated security’s violent response.