Music Festivals Are Banning Selfie Sticks

Coachella and Lollapalooza add the selfie stick to list of prohibited items.

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If you are heading to a music festival this summer, you should probably just leave your selfie stick at home. Lollapalooza added the photo taking device to its prohibited items along with GoPro attachments and monopods. Coachella also banned the stick, putting it on the list alongside the word "narsisstics," which is possibly just a typo meaning narcissists—so don't bring one of those either. 

While the stick could be banned strictly on the fact that it blocks everyone's view, the festivals feel that it can promote the recording of performances, which is also a no no. Of course there will be those people who will still try to smuggle their selfie tools into the show. 

The selfie stick has had a rough year so far, being banned in museums and public spaces around the globe. Other popular festivals like Bonnaroo have yet to outlaw the stick.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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