Contacting a rep from the Pemberton Music Festival via text message, Lupick learned that the festival banned the selfie stick this year. Not only that, it only took him three weeks to bring the story across the finish line.
And we all rejoiced. This ban was totally necessary at a general admission concert, where sight lines are sacred things that are never obstructed, ever. And besides, everyone knows that the longer the list of prohibited items is, the more fun you’ll have at a festival.
But is the ban actually enforced, or is it mere posturing? Let’s test it out. I purchased a Go Selfie brand selfie stick from Canadian Tire for $14.95. I then placed the contraband in plain view in my Fjallraven bag, and attempted to enter the festival’s main gate.
No problems at all.
I’d be ready for a full day of being the worst fucking person at Pemberton if my piece of shit selfie stick didn’t break. Stay away from the Go Selfie Brand selfie sticks!