Thankfully, Rankin was able to dodge the advances of the man. Following the incident, Trix director Ken Veerman has moved to chastise the actions in an official statement sent to Far Out. It reads:
“This weekend a man got on stage during the Alvvays show at Trix and harassed the band’s singer. Trix regrets this happened on our stage. It is incredible and saddening that we should still spell this out in 2017, but here goes: it is in no way, shape or form acceptable to harass women on or off stage. Rock shows belong to everybody and you should respect people’s integrity. Being very drunk and slightly enamoured with a musician somehow doesn’t magically make this kind of behaviour alright. This not “just a bit of fun”. This is beyond annoying. And you need to do better.
“We apologise to the band and audience that this happened on our watch. This was not ok.”