Coachella and Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks

Coachella and Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks
My oh my, has the selfie trend really picked up this last year. As manufacturers acknowledged the fad and started to build phones with better frontal cameras and developing software, which aids selfie-snapping, it was only a matter of time before an accessory like the "selfie stick" became a thing.

Naturally, as the accessories for self-photography are getting more famous, so are people's concerns with going out in a public setting, like a show, exhibition, or sightseeing, and being surrounded by selfie lovers waving sticks around. Well, naturally, show execs have picked up on the trend and its dangers, as we've so far seen bans for the accessories in museums and football stadiums.

Today, add famed music festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza to the list of places you can't bear your phone holding baton at. Both venues have posted up their rules that attendees need to adhere to, and both specifically point out that the selfiesaber is a no-no on festival grounds.

Lollapalooza makes sure to mention the restriction at least three times on its website:

  • Cameras – only non-professional photo and video cameras will be allowed, and must be without equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods and monopods.
  • Photo attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods.
  • GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods.

Coachella is less vocal, at least in quantity, as in its “Rules” page, we can find the line

  • NO SELFIE STICKS / NARSISSTICS

So, there you go, folks. The auto-memorabilia rod has to stay home if you are going at any of these festivals and we wouldn't be surprised if the others follow that example.

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13 Comments

1. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

What's so dangerous about them though

2. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

A selfie stick is practically a baton. So allowing them is like allowing weapons.

3. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It could hit others when you take the picture. If it hit someone else eyes, it would be a lawsuit. Or if it's in museum, it could hit art object.

6. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

This is too melodramatic but we have to face the truth.

9. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Hi, Awesoman64 We become the member of PA on the same date... 18 Mar 2015.

12. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Wow! Isn't this AWESOME or what?

13. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Also as I know there is a lot of drunk people in coachella who wouldn't control themselves.They are hardly balancing themselves while working nevertheless while dancing. Also chairs,flags ,chains and knives are not allowed.

11. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

There have been a few cases in which sightseers or museum visitors have nearly taken out entire exibits and displays by not responsibly carrying their sticks. On top of that, in a highly populated area, it can cause harm to others.

4. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Oh, right!

5. PedroPecos

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Awesome...

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

"NO SELFIE STICKS / NARSISSTICS" lol that definitely belongs in the "Rules" page

8. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Don't they mean BroChella now.

10. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

april fool?

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