A fan gave birth at Metallica’s concert in Brazil this weekend.
Pregnant tattoo artist Joice M. Figueiró was attending the heavy metallers’ concert at the Estádio Couto Pereira stadium in Curitiba on Saturday (07.05.22) when she started having contractions midway through their set.
The singer, who was 39 weeks pregnant, skipped the hospital and her son, whom she named Luan Figueiró, arrived into the world at 11:15 p.m. to the thundering sound of “Enter Sandman.”
Sharing a photo of the newborn on Instagram, the new mum wrote in a translated caption, “When would I imagine I’d be at the Metallica show at 39 weeks pregnant and this boy decided to be born right there , three songs before the show ends, to Couto Pereira to the sound of ‘Enter Sandman’?”
Joice isn’t the only one who never forgets a Metallica gig, as the band’s own drummer, Lars Ulrich, recently admitted that he still gets chills from their first gig.
The 58-year-old stickman – who made his stage debut as a founding member of the band ‘Nothing Else Matters’ in 1982 – reflected on the buzz he felt behind his kit that night.
He recalled, “Well, what’s interesting about that first gig was that it was just Metallica, on a Sunday night at Radio City in Anaheim, California.
“And on the very first song, ‘Hit The Lights’, Dave Mustaine broke a guitar string, and so the space between the first song and the second song felt like an endless eternity. It was like my whole life !
“I was just sitting up there trying to hide behind those drums. It was the weirdest thing.
“But Dave put the guitar back together and we ended up playing the rest of the set. But there was a significant lull there. Trust me, I’m starting to shiver just talking about it now.”