FOLIVORE live at DEADFEST 2015
I want to post this story here, next to photos of us playing live last night, to put it in context.
Last night I was assaulted at DEADFEST by a man named Heath Baron. He waited until the end of the night, waited until I was alone, and followed me behind the main stage when I went to start packing our gear. He started calling me by a transmisogynist slur then pulled out his phone, interrogating me about some nonsense and trying to provoke me. His flash came on and it was obvious he was recording video. I told him to leave me alone and to stop recording video of me, putting my hand up to block it, and in that moment he used his other hand to suckerpunch me in the face. He broke my nose in multiple places and ran away, leaving me crumpled in a puddle of blood.
Heath books shows under the moniker “Santa Cruz Pirate Schmucks” and has a band called Agnostic Blunt (I am actually serious, as silly as it sounds). He is a known rapist and violent bro and I’m not the first person he has attacked.
I am asking anyone in the Bay Area to take a stand against this man. Hold him accountable for his actions. I can’t deal with this anymore. My face is broken because of his hatred. What are you going to do about this violent rapist in your scene? How many people does he have to attack before y'all kick him the fuck out, or beat him down?