This kid’s first lullaby was pretty heartbreaking.
A woman gave birth to a baby boy at a Metallica concert in Brazil last weekend – just as the band were rocking their heavy metal classic, ‘Enter Sandman’.
Joice Figueiró said she was cleared to attend the show by her doctors and was sitting in the disabled area of the Couto Pereira stadium on Saturday when her baby boy, Luan, decided it was time to step out and to start banging their heads.
“It was a mix of emotions,” she told The Washington Post.
“As it was not planned, I was afraid that the medical team was not ready. But there’s also the feeling of being able to tell people it happened because Metallica is one of the bands we love the most.
Figueiró, who was 39 weeks pregnant, began having contractions when Metallica took the stage during the show, which was in Curitiba, Brazil.
“I was in the handicapped area,” she said. “And I was sitting in a safe place, with no risk of injury.”
She eventually called the site doctors with only three songs remaining during the band’s encore.
“It was a blur,” Joice said. “It all happened so fast.”
After giving birth, an ambulance took her to the hospital, where she and the baby were safe.
The hospital said on Instagram that its employees “wish Curitiba’s new ‘rocker’ excellent health.”
The mother joked about naming her child after the members of Metallica, but said she was definitely not going to name her precious baby boy ‘Sandman’.
“Remember, this is the name he will carry throughout his life,” she said in an interview. “He will be bullied with the name ‘Sandman.’ He already has enough story to tell.