When life hands out lemons, some make lemonade, Bey makes Lemonade, and others just crack open a good book.

When pop queen Beyonce's Formation World Tour hit Raleigh in North Carolina, most people went nuts for a glimpse of their idol - but not all of them.

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Beyonce fan Michelle Gardner was walking through the crowd when she spotted an older gentleman who, rather than enjoying the concert, was sitting on a fold-out chair reading a book.

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She hit record and posted the scene to social media where it quickly went viral.

Local news station ABC11 Eyewitness News tracked down the man, George Papageorgiou to see just what was more important than Queen Bey.

It turns out, Jules Verne's The Danube Pilot. He's had the book for 53 years, after receiving it as a gift at just 13, and it's one of his favourites.

Papageorgiou and his wife were actually working at the venue and pulled up a chair once they were done, but the show wasn't as impressive as his long-time favourite book.

"I mean, I find Beyonce a great show woman, and very attractive. But her music? Eh, fine, but not my style," Papageorgiou told ABC11.

-NZ Herald