5 Selfie Accessories That Haven’t Been Banned from Music Fests
With Snapchat streaming custom Stories and Instagram on everyone’s phone, music festivals are all about capturing some of the most talked-about style and stage moments to make your non-attending friends suffer serious FOMO. The fests aren’t *just* about music anymore, but also about looking fab while getting down to musical acts big and small. Selfie sticks seem like the natural techcessories for snapping what’s onstage and on your bod, but you’re going to have to come up with plan B, people; the techcessories are banned from Coachella and Lollapalooza this year (the horror!). We can hear the tears of Insta-famous gals + guys raining down as we speak.
Yep, that’s right. Although GoPros are allowed (without a pole or an extender), listed on Coachella’s Rules + Policies page under the “No” category are “selfie sticks + narcissists” (ha!). Over on Lollapalooza’s site “GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods” are called out under the “Not Allowed” list. While the other big fests — like Governors Ball + Bonnaroo — haven’t banned selfie sticks yet, we want you to be fully prepared (here’s how to get likes on likes) for any situation so check out these other selfie tools that you should be able to sneak into the fests. For now…
1. Podo (Launching in August): This stick-and-shoot camera allows you to snap selfies wherever you are on the festival grounds. Whether you want to stick it on your friend’s backpack or place it on a tent pole and back up, you’ll be able to get an epic and long range shot just like a selfie stick would. (Photo via @podolabs taken with Podo)
2. HISY ($25): This Bluetooth remote enables you to rock out to your favorite band while holding up that selfie device (aka your phone) without needing the need for a practiced pose. All you have to do is click the remote and the perfect in-the-moment crowd shot will be complete. (Photo via @aybayy taken with HISY)
3. Narrative ($149): Clip this tiny camera onto your body and you’ll be able to document an entire festival’s worth of selfies. After sliding this shooter on your top, it will automatically snap a shot every 30 seconds, taking in all the action at the festivals whether it’s you and your girls dancing or the action happening on stage. (Photo via @narrativeclip taken with Narrative)
4. Frontback (Free on iOS + Android): Yeah, Instagram just released Layout but why take the time to build a collage when all you have to do is snap away. Download this app and snap a selfie jamming to the music while simultaneously getting a shot of the onstage action at the same time. (Photo via @frontbackapp taken with Frontback)
5. Selfie Ring ($20): Yep, there’s a selfie accessory that can double as a fashion statement. Slide these rings on, get your perfect pose on and score more likes than all of your friends with these snaps. (Photo via @selfieyuzuguu)
How are you planning on capturing your music fest moments? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Matt Cowan/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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