You can bring your 80’s style sweat bands, beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.
Lollapalooza’s FAQ prohibits “GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods,” while Coachella has gone further and said that they won’t allow “selfie sticks” or “narsisstics [sic]”. If that’s indeed a typo (as most are assuming) and not a terrible pun, eliminating all narcissism from the California festival might be an incredibly tough challenge. Good luck with that.
It looks like other music festivals feel the same way about the dreaded selfie stick. The Ultra Music Festival in Miami, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals, also prohibited selfie sticks at last weekend’s event. “They will be turned away and we’ll probably make fun of you,” Ultra said on its Twitter account earlier this month.
Could Canadian music festivals be following in their footsteps soon?