Well, someone did not want to get in formation. A man named George Papageorgiou shot to Internet fame after he was spotted reading a book during Beyoncé’s Tuesday, May 3, Formation World Tour concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. The hilarious moment was captured in a now-viral video.
In the clip, Papageorgiou sits in a fold-up chair at Carter-Finley Stadium, blissfully unaware that Queen Bey, 34, is performing one of her biggest hits, “Drunk in Love.” Why? Because his eyes are glued to the pages of a Jules Verne novel, reports Raleigh’s ABC11 Eyewitness News.
According to the local outlet, Papageorgiou was working concessions at the venue for his church before the 20-time Grammy winner’s show began. After his shift was finished, he decided to open the 1908 classic Danube Pilot.
Papageorgiou told ABC11 that his parents bought the book for him during a trip to Cairo, Egypt, 53 years ago. He estimates that he has read it seven or eight times.
The Greece native also explained that while he can appreciate Beyoncé’s talent, he is not a member of the Beyhive.
"I find Beyoncé a great show woman, very attractive. Her music? Eh, fine, but not my style,” he said. "I listen to '50s, '60s, '70s and a lot of Greek music.”
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