Published Oct 05, 2018While bands often speak about "bringing the house down" with a raucous live performance, the idiom rang a little too true for the Sadies during a recent gig in the Maritimes.
The band's Travis Good had a near miss onstage in Maitland, Nova Scotia this past Sunday (September 30) as a falling light cover hit his microphone stand before shattering on the ground.
The band were playing at the High Tides Arts and Community Centre, which was a church before it became an events space.
The event was captured on video by Shant Pelley and was posted by Kyle McDonald. You can watch the band abruptly stop their set after the incident in the player below, around the 30-second mark.
McDonald, who is a sound engineer and friend of the group, told the Canadian Press that the light cover fell towards the end of the band's set, adding that their was a "strange vibe" afterwards as concertgoers stayed alert in case of other falling objects.
"I've been working with those guys with sound-related stuff since 2001, so you just get thinking about telling them you love them after the fact," McDonald said. "Anything can happen so quick."
The Sadies shared the video on their own Facebook page earlier this week, confirming that Good was okay and no serious injuries had occurred.
The band delivered their Northern Passages LP last year.