Beyoncé gave one fan an experience he'd never forget when she threw him the sunglasses off her face during her "Renaissance" World Tour concert in London. In a now-viral TikTok video, fans captured the exact moment she removed her Off-White sunglasses, which she paired with a red-sequinned Off-White bodysuit and thigh-high boots, and threw them into the crowd — but only after pausing to check the brand, of course. The recipient? A TikTok user who goes by the name Global Valentino, aka Valentino Rodrigues.
"Best experience ever, this meant so much!"
"I'm 1 of 1," Valentino captioned the video. "Me and @khal caught the glasses!! best experience ever, this meant so much!" The joy of catching one of the Grammy-winner's personal accessories, however, was short-lived as security promptly came over and snatched the sunglasses back. As his friends tried to keep the glasses safe, the guards mouthed, "Stop! Stop!" and ultimately ended up walking away with the sunglasses.
Later in the evening, Beyoncé returned wearing a custom Loewe bodysuit in gold and smiled as she returned the sunglasses to Rodrigues. "No, seriously, I'm still in shock 'cause what the hell?" he told his TikTok followers in a video after the show. After sharing a glimpse of the sunglasses up close, Valentino explained that a piece had fallen off the side immediately after the show. Once they were fixed, he happily tried them on. "OK, so I'm never wearing these again, guys, but they fit," he said in a follow-up video. Since the concert, Rodrigues has also updated his TikTok bio to read, "BEYONCÉ GAVE ME HER SHADES."
In an interview with The Daily Dot, he added that the show was the "best night of my life." The experience was made all the more special by the fact that the glasses were inscribed with the numbers 4-2.3 — likely an optometric measurement — because his birthday happens to be 23 April, a noteworthy coincidence.
Though security tried to confiscate the glasses, Rodrigues didn't let the moment spoil his experience, and he's glad he was able to hang onto a memento from the unforgettable show. "I don't know about you guys but I can't see the haters," he said with a laugh as he put on the glasses.
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