Mr G has been on a stage when it was hit by lightning..... NOT fun! While electrocution isn’t fun in any form, lightning ups the stakes considerably. It was wise to cancel the rest of the performance.
Lightning can reach out as much as fifteen miles from a storm. Not far from where I live, there was a case a few years ago of “side” lightning from a nearby thunderstorm striking in the middle of a Little League game, causing fatalities.