Hello! I've been a lurker for a while and now I have a new camera and more time! Maybe someone can help me with this.. Does anyone know where I can find a self-standing monopod that is compact (Under 17" when folded)? Or, as an alternative, a monopod in which you can buy an adapter that will make it free-standing? I would like to have one of these so I can use it directly in front of me in cramped stadium seating. I would use a tripod but space is pretty limited. I would try using my hands, but I don't really have a steady hand. The smallest one I have found thus far is 21" when folded, which won't fit in my backpack. The particular event that I am going to does not allow tripods and even though they say nothing about monopods, I'd like to fit one in my bag to slip it past security. No, I am not a criminal or anything, I just want to take advantage of the loophole. Thanks!