Franti’s birthday party at Bluesfest

MICHAEL Franti's final show at the last Bluesfest night doubled as a birthday party with thousands of guests.

It was the American's 48th birthday, which he celebrated on stage with an energetic show and his famous move : inviting teenagers on stage to party with him.

Halfway into the 75-min gig, Michael Franti introduced a friend of his who was "nine and three quarters months pregnant and she wants to get her waters to break during this show".

The lady in question was the focus of the cameras, and she started dancing towards the crowd rubbing her belly.

It was not clear whether the young woman was able to give birth overnight, but paramedics confirmed last Monday night that no births were recorded at the festival site.

While introducing his gig Life is Better With You, he invited his partner to the stage, emergency room nurse and jewellery designer Sara Agah.

Although she initially gave him a timid lip-to-lip kiss, Franti grabbed her by the waist and offered her a passionate kiss, making the audience roar with delight.

As usual, Franti performed barefoot at Bluesfest 2014.

In 2000, Franti decided not to wear any shoes, initially for three days. Since then, he has chosen to go barefoot except for occasionally wearing thongs as required to board an airplane or to be served in a restaurant.


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