Expensive concert tickets to see the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna aren't deterring fans from the urge to "catch 'em all"

By Stephanie Petit
July 25, 2016 12:00 PM

Expensive concert tickets to see the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna aren’t deterring fans from the urge to “catch ’em all.”

The Poké Go game that is sweeping the nation isn’t just catching cheating boyfriends and luring players to armed robberies – it’s ruining concerts.

Rihanna issued a warning to the crowd in Lille, France over the weekend to put their phones away, asking them to make Pokémon Go, well, stop during the show.

“I don’t want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends,” the singer told the audience. “I don’t want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this bitch.”

Rihanna shows aren’t the only music venues plagued by obsessive players.

A Beyoncé fan took to Instagram with a video lamenting a fellow concert-goer at Stade de France who preferred catching Pokémon to enjoying the show – despite her incredibly close proximity to Queen B.

“This bitch is finding Pokémon,” the fan who is recording the video yells from behind the camera. “She’s finding Pokémon when Beyoncé’s singing. F—ing Pokémon! Look at where she is. Look at where she is. She’s next to the stage!”

He captioned the video, which has been viewed over 32,000 times since being posted on Friday, “She’s lucky Solange never saw her.”

Although Poké Go is getting a bad reputation by addicted players in inappropriate locations, the game also has some benefits. One mom credits the virtual reality game with helping her autistic son socialize with others.

But when Beyoncé is near, Pikachu can wait.

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