Selfie sticks appear to be all the rage these days. They’re very easy to use. Just clamp your smartphone, raise the selfie stick and get an angle that fits all of people that you want in the selfie, and capture the photo using the Bluetooth remote. Some say people look stupid when they’re using a selfie stick, I’ll let you make your own judgement on that. If you’re headed to a music festival this summer, particularly Coachella and Lollapalooza, do keep in mind that selfie sticks are not welcome there.
Coachella and Lollapalooza have officially banned the use of selfie sticks during the festival. The reason behind this actually makes sense.
People tend to raise selfie sticks high up so that they can get an angle which fits a greater number of people in the selfie. At music festivals the entire objective is to see an act perform on stage.
Would you like to have your view blocked by iPhones and Androids floating up in the air as their owners try to take the perfect selfie? Probably not.
Coachella and Lollapalooza don’t have anything against selfie sticks in particular. They also ban umbrellas for precisely this reason, even though they serve a real purpose.