Despite an unforeseen change of events, choreographer Sarah Francis Jones determined she would not miss Beyoncé’s concert in Los Angeles because of an unanticipated childbirth. Her husband, actor Marcel Spears, captured the momentous moment with Jones, who was dressed in a silver gown and headpiece and dancing to the music before having to sit down due to labor pains. Just a few hours after the concert, she gave birth to a healthy baby daughter.
In sharing the moment with their fans, her husband posted footage of Jones giving birth in the delivery room. He later displayed the newborn baby, Nola. Jones joined the fun by sharing another video capturing this emotional moment and humorously noted in the caption, “Turns out we were having a whole baby at @Beyoncé bday show.”
The pleased parents told local news outlets that their experience began shortly after the mute challenge, a delightful element of Beyoncé’s show. This challenge occurred during the singer’s rendition of “Energy” from the Renaissance album. According to the New York Post, after the statement “Look around everybody on mute,” everyone in the crowd was expected to go silent throughout this task.
Jones initially wasn’t due for another week, so she thought her contractions might be Braxton Hicks contractions. However, she soon realized that something was happening. She shared, “Usually, I like to dance at the concert, and I was like, ‘I think I need to sit down for a second.’
They discovered it wasn’t a false alarm when they exited the arena at the end of the show, and Jones was truly in labor. The most severe contractions, according to Spears, occurred during the song “Virgo’s Groove” from Beyoncé’s Renaissance album. They went to the hospital, where Jones delivered a healthy baby girl.
The couple is currently looking for a middle name for their baby Nora and don’t mind staying with something Beyoncé-esque. Jones isn’t the only concertgoer who has recently experienced labor during a live performance. Tori Hedges, a 28-year-old Taylor Swift fan, went into labor during the singer’s Eras tour in Ohio in July.