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Coachella, Lollapalooza outlaw selfie sticks

Coachella, Lollapalooza outlaw selfie sticks
A concertgoer snaps a selfie at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Want a selfie at Coachella or Lollapalooza this year? Go for it -- but just make sure to ditch the selfie stick.

Both music festivals have updated their FAQ pages to reflect policies that prohibit the camera-mount stick that extends the selfie range of your smartphone.

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Coachella listed "selfie sticks" and "narsisstics" among banned items, which also include flags, hula hoops, laser pointers, drones and Sharpies. The festival is scheduled for April 10 through 12 and April 17 through 19.

Lollapalooza's slightly shorter banned items list also includes the stick and GoPro attachments like sticks and monopods. The Chicago music festival takes place July 31 through Aug. 2 at Grant Park.

The festivals are following museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens in Washington, D.C., which already have selfie stick rules in place.

On Sunday, concertgoers took to Twitter to express their outrage -- or joy -- over the ban.

KROQ DJ Kat Corbett tweeted, "Selfie sticks banned @coachella...you just might have to watch the bands." (Note, the tweet also includes a vulgarity.)

Wrote another Twitter user: "Now the rest of the world plz."

But others on social media used sad-face emojis to express their disappointment, with comments such as "Not gonna lie, a little disappointed that @coachella banned selfie-sticks… (although realistically, probably for the best)" and "Awful news."

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