A punk rock concert went awry for Trump supporter Tim Hildebrand of Galt, California, when his heckling of Mike Ness, the lead singer of Social Distortion, led Ness to jump off-stage and wallop him.
Ness reportedly went on an anti-Trump rant, which didn’t sit well with Hildebrand. “I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics,” he told CBS-13.
Hildebrand proceeded to flick Ness off.
“I stood pretty much with my silent protest with my middle finger up for the next two songs.”
Ness motioned Hildebrand to the stage and spit in his face. They started yelling at each other, and Ness attacked him.
“Takes his guitar off, jumps off the stage and proceeds to punch me multiple times in the head.”
Security separated the two men. Hildebrand says he plans to press charges. “Someone that has the status that he does shouldn’t get away with assaulting someone.”
Ness hasn’t issued a public comment, but another Social Distortion band member politely explained that punk rock has a long history of engaging with controversial politics.
“If you’re that into politics, don’t put yourself in a situation where it could become a problem for you,” he said.