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Fan who caught Beyoncé's sunglasses at concert is selling them for $20,000

Katherine Sidnell

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Fan who caught Beyoncé's sunglasses at concert is selling them for $20,000

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@globalvalentino

While most people would consider seeing Beyoncé live a night to remember, her recent gig was life-changing for one fan.

Not only did the concertgoer get to see his favorite artist perform live, he also caught a pair of the ‘Alien Superstar’ singer’s sunnies - not once but twice.

Now, the 20-year-old plans to sell one of the pairs for $20,000, but not all of the Beyhive are supportive of the move.

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The fan, known on TikTok as Global Valentino, made the lucky catch at Beyoncé's London show on 30 May - snagging the ‘Halo’ hit-maker's Off-White sunglasses.

He even managed to capture the moment in a now-viral video, which has received over 1.5 million views on TikTok.

In the short clip, there’s a tussle for the superstar’s sunnies with security confiscating the pair, before Beyoncé later tossed another set into the crowd.

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While most of us might hold onto the memento for the rest of our lives, the man explained to the New York Post why he planned to auction off the shades.

“It was a very difficult choice to make as a fan,” Valentino admitted. “Being gifted an item twice by Beyoncé will certainly remain the fondest memories of my life so far.”

Eager to put his finances first, Valentino continued: "I’m a committed filmmaker who has chosen to auction the glasses to invest in my family and career."

The superfan is now selling the shades online. Credit: Omega Auctions
The superfan is now selling the shades online. Credit: Omega Auctions
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If you are wondering where you can pick up Beyoncé designer glasses, you can head over to Omega Auctions where Valentino has listed the item for between £10,000-£15,0000 ($12,000-$20,000).

The site claims to have previously sold expensive musical memorabilia, including John Lennon’s former home.

However, you might have time to save up for the insanely priced specs as bidding doesn’t start until July 4 at 10 am, with the auction expected to close at 3 pm (UK time).

Meanwhile, some of the Beyhive have reacted angrily to the listing, with fans claiming they wouldn’t do the same if they were in Valentino’s shoes.

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“Baby na why you selling them glasses, capitalism won again I fear,” wrote one disappointed fan, with another asking: “WHY ARE YOU SELLING THE GLASSES OMG.”

A third wrote: “Assignment misunderstood. The FLEX is saying 'You like my glasses?! I know, Beyoncé gave them to me, TWICE!' Not profit.”

They then added in a later comment: “I promise you if Bey were to do something like this I wouldn’t try to make a profit!”

Well we don’t think the ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ singer would mind.

Topics: Celebrity, Beyonce, Film and TV, Music, TikTok, Money, UK News

Katherine Sidnell
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