Rejoice, for there is a God: "narcissistic" selfie sticks just got their dumb asses banned from Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Via AP Online:
The devices, which grasp cellphones to allow people to take pictures of themselves farther away from their faces, are banned at this summer's festivals in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items.
Selfie sticks have become a popular but polemical photo-taking tool: Avid picture takers like snapping their own shots in front of monuments and sunsets, but critics dismiss them as obnoxious and potentially dangerous to others around them.
A spokeswoman for Coachella would not comment on the restriction. Lollapalooza representatives did not return a request for comment but on the festival's Twitter account said the decision was being made "for safety, to speed security checks at the gate & to reduce the number of obstructions between the fans and the stage."
Other things, among many, that are banned from Coachella, in no particular order: hula loops, Sharpies, totems (?), drones or stuffed animals. Forever 21 crop tops, denim shorts cut into thongs and trying/failing to be mistaken for Nicole Richie: still allowed, as of right now.
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