Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bumpin' the Bump: Pregnant at a Concert

"How many tons of love inside, I can't say" ~ Sade

This Saturday we have plans to go to the Sade concert (with John Legend opening) here in Oakland. We bought these tickets almost a year ago -- before I was pregnant or knew that I would be extremely so. Sade is one of my all time favorite singers and I've been looking forward to this show for quite some time. What I want to know is . . . do I have to fight for the right to bump my bump? Will people judge me for being 8+ months pregnant at a loud, crowded concert? Do I care?

Well, mostly I'm just curious. I'm going, so obviously enjoying this concert is more important to me than what people think. But I wonder what will go through other concert-goers' minds when they see this belly that has everyone thinking I was due yesterday.

Thinking of wearing this maxi dress (from Target)

Also, it could be an opportune moment to play one of those pregnancy jokes I wish I had the gumption to go through with. Like when some stranger comments on my pregnancy, act like I have no idea what they're talking about. Or talk loudly with a friend in the bathroom about how I feel like I should get this lump checked out in my stomach. Or be the one to order all of the drinks for my group of friends just to get a reaction. Or surreptitiously spill water between my legs and cry out "It's go time!" Oh, how I wish I had the lady balls.

What if I really do go into labor at the Sade concert? What an awesome story! And then she'd have to be named Sade, right?

In any case, out of all concerts to go to at 38 weeks pregnant, I'm thinking this one would rank near the top. It's not like it will be this earth-shattering, raucous event. Sade and John Legend will only woo this baby into the world with gentle, soulful, swaying rhythms. And what better way to become acquainted with the sounds she will be surrounded with for a lifetime.


  1. I took Ev to a couple of shows when she was in my belly ... it was really cool to feel her move to the music. The only hard part was standing for so long, but something tells me Sade is a sit-down event ;) Enjoy!

  2. Love this post. Sway on LL!

  3. 3 things:

    1. you're too cute. do it.

    2. I went to a craft beer festival when I was 7 months pregnant and got all the samples for my husband and our friends. every person there gave me the stink eye.

    3. I actually had a friend in high school who we thought was pregnant the whole year but she denied it and turns out it was a 28 pound benign tumor.

    have fun :)

  4. lol. I love this and you for going to a concert featuring Sade and John Legend at 38 weeks pregnant! I'm sure LL will thank you! And, I love your dress!

  5. Yay! It'll be great! You look absolutely stunning, BTW!!!!!

  6. Thanks for the support, ladies!

    Jamie, wow, how awful for your friend, but glad to hear it was benign. I'm realizing that's probably not the best thing to joke about.

  7. My absolute favorite Flyrish Foibles post to-date! Cannot. Wait. For. Sat.!!! This smooth operatin' soldier of love is one lucky little lady!