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Rude! Beyonce fan caught playing Pokemon Go in front row; Rihanna says just don't

FILE - Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, on Feb. 3, 2013. A fan at a recent concert was more concerned with catching Pokemon than watching the singer.
FILE - Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, on Feb. 3, 2013. A fan at a recent concert was more concerned with catching Pokemon than watching the singer. AP

It seems that being front row at a Beyonce concert isn’t good enough anymore — not when there’s Pokemon to be caught.

A concertgoer at the pop star’s Stade de France concert on July 21 was appalled when he saw another audience member next to the stage playing Pokemon Go with Beyonce just feet away. So, as one does in today’s day and age, he videotaped her.

“She’s playing Pokemon, and Beyonce’s singing,” he narrated incredulously. “Look at where she is. Look at where she is. She’s next to the stage...and playing Pokemon.”

 

She's lucky Solange never saw her. Side note I'm never showering again.

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The video goes on to show the singer walk along the stage and give high fives to audience members. Understandably, the concertgoer turns his camera on Beyonce, so we can only hope the Pokemon player soon abandoned her game.

But it doesn’t seem to be an isolated incident. Twitter account Shady Music Facts posted a video of singer Rihanna addressing phone use at one of her recent concerts, specifically calling out the augmented reality app.

“I don’t want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends,” she said. “I don’t want to see you catching any Pokemons up in this b----.”

Lesson learned: When you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on concert tickets, it’s best to let the Pokemon roam free for another day.

Kate Miller: 816-234-4077, @_Kate_Miller_

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