The lead singer for one of Toronto’s best-known rock bands was nearly hit by a falling light cover during a Nova Scotia gig.
Travis Good of The Sadies was singing at a show in Maitland, N.S., Sunday when a light cover fell, hit his microphone stand and shattered on the ground.
The near-miss was caught on a video posted by Kyle McDonald, with the band abruptly stopping the performance in disbelief amid shouts from audience members.
The country rock band was performing at the High Tides Arts and Community Centre, an old church converted into an events facility.
McDonald, a sound technician and friend of the band, said the light cover fell near the end of the set, and there was a “strange vibe” in the room afterwards, as people looked around for other possible hazards.
Nobody was seriously hurt, but McDonald said the incident put the importance of checking a venue for safety into perspective as an audience member and performer.