Selfie Sticks Banned At Music Festivals

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Anyone who has been to a music festival knows maintaining personal space is about as rare as discovering a clean Porta Potty that smells like fresh lavender. One minute you're blissfully swaying to Haim, the next you're reeling from a sweaty, stinky, full-bodied high five courtesy of the shirtless mosher next to you. It's not fun, but it's par for the course.

Speaking of gross violations of your personal space, this summer's most highly anticipated music festivals are taking a stand against selfie sticks. They may not be able to stop you from getting crushed or doused in $10 beer by your fellow revelers, but they'll be damned if a selfie stick knocks the daisy crown off your head.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that both Coachella and Lollapalooza are banning selfie sticks and other GoPro attachments. Governor's Ball and Bonnaroo haven't specified a similar policy, but NME notes that U.K. music venues have also taken action against selfie sticks.

Guess you'll just have to pay attention to the performances with the rest of us Luddites. Or go ahead and be that person blocking everyone's view by shooting video and taking old-school selfies on your smartphone.