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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Texicaster, Aug 30, 2019.
I guess it works for Jewel
My friend Rick used to play barefooted on gigs we did, thirty-odd years ago.
He’s a great player.
Now he’s a psychology professor.
I guess some guitar players grow up.
Anyways, I’m way too square to ever do anything like that.
Maybe next lifetime.
Before you take those shoes off ... put one of these out of your gig bag and make sure your amps are plugged into a good circuit.
Some people started wearing those at work (a factory) until OSHA stepped in, so to speak. One co-worker said it was like working with circus clowns.
Even before I plug the amp in I check the circuit plus I’ll check the circuit for the PA as well. I don’t liked being shocked
Graham Nash never wears shoes on stage
Krist Novoselic of Nirvana often played bass barefoot. I think he said it helped him FEEL his playing better.
So, you play with your feet?
I would be much more worried of catching foot and mouth disease than getting electrocuted, you realize that normally you hold the guitar in your bare hands?
I never leave the house without some sort of foot apparel. I like my feet protected. Heck, I wore hiking socks and shoes when I went camping last weekend. No qualms about getting splinters or stubbing my toe on a rock. My feet was a happy camper!
They didn't pay him enough so he could at least afford a cheap pair of sneakers or Roger Waters was funding some crazed dictator even back than and took all the money?
The ninjas have read your post.
It's not about fear of the electric circuit or activating pedals - that would be slightly annoying, but okay.
I like walking barefoot sometimes as there is just a nice feel to it instead of wearing heavy boots or slim-cut shoes.
It's just: I wouldn't dare playing barefoot on a lot of club stages just for the fear of stepping into glass, beer....or worse.
No I can't play with my feet.
And you can't play with mine either.
Barefoot? I won't even play on uncovered concrete. Taken too many jolts...
Playing barefoot was part of Hiram Bullock's image.
In the early sixties, my older sister and half her buddies were folk singers, and they were always trooping around barefoot with their guitars.
Drove my dad crazy. Mission accomplished.
Me today? At practices I wear brown oxfords, moccasins, or sandals. At gigs I wear brown oxfords, gray bucks, moccasins, or cowboy boots.
Through my teens and early twenties I liked running around barefoot. At Woodstock I stepped on metal tent stakes three times. Ow! Ow! Ow! On the cross country team in high school, running barefoot made it more fun. (I used an Exacto to tease out those nasty little glass slivers you pick up from streets and sidewalks.) Even hitchhiked from Berkeley to Vegas barefoot once.
Now I don't go out of the house unshod.
One bass player I work with likes playing barefoot; jumps up and down when he gets excited playing. Probably a hold over from his punk rock days
Playing nekkid with shoes on just looks weird.