Elizabeth Entenman
May 06, 2016 10:44 am
Getty Images/Kevin Mazur, Twitter

When Beyoncé speaks, you listen. When Beyoncé sings, you dance. And when Beyoncé is in the same room as you, you don’t take your eyes off of her. But this guy at her “Formation” concert in Raleigh didn’t get that memo. Instead of taking in all of the wonder that is Queen Bey IRL, he decided to read a book instead.

Michelle Gardner posted this video from the concert on Twitter a few days ago, and everyone has had the same reaction: How could you possibly read a book at a time like this? And what book is that?

This video starts out innocently enough: Just Beyoncé, doing her thing and singing “Drunk in Love.” But the camera pans through the crowd and lands on an older gentleman wearing a bright orange shirt who doesn’t seem to understand how big of a deal it is to be in the same room as Beyoncé.

Now, thanks to the magic of the internet, ABC News found the man — and even uncovered the mystery book he was reading! His name is George Papageorgiou, and he was at the concert working concessions for his church. When his shift ended, he took a seat and cracked open a book.

“I find Beyoncé a great show woman,” he told ABC News. “But her music… Fine, but not my style. I listen to ’50s, ’60s, ’70s music.”

The internet is, of course, divided as to how they feel about this bookworm attending Bey’s concert.

Some are PISSED. Like, How. Dare. He.

Others are giving him the slow clap, because this guy is living his truest life, and there is nothing wrong with that.

As for the book? It was a Greek edition of The Danube Pilot by Jules Verne. We have to hand it to Papageorgiou — the guy likes what he likes. And far be it from us to ever take a book away from someone!

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