A handful of Britain’s largest music venues no longer allow attendees to bring selfie sticks through their doors. Selfie sticks are monopods, or long sticks at the end of which a phone or camera is fastened to allow its user a wider range of vantage points. UK venues and promoters have cited “safety considerations” among other reasons for the banning of the devices.
The Academy Music Group, a company that owns dozens of venues throughout the country, told NME: "Selfie Sticks are not permitted at Academy Music Group venues. This is in keeping with our existing policy that prohibits the filming and photography during a performance with iPads and other tablet devices and includes any such obstructions for the satisfaction of other customers."
The crackdown follows a similar one in several South Korean venues, where authorities cited absurde health effects, as well as the malfunctioning of nearby electronics by the use of bluetooth devices.
Written By John Cameron
[H/T: Fact Mag]