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Performer safety: Does (or should) DCI have footwear rules

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Why the heck would anyone design a guard program without any footwear.  

Do you think FloMarching is going to focus on the feet in any camera shot?  Actually - they will probably focus on the turf during half of the show. 

Did FloMarching learn about on field camera work from the '83/'84 DCI videos?

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2 hours ago, Bob P. said:

And have a minimum SPF sun lotion and hats, I suppose, when the sun is strong!?  Let them make their own mistakes and learn.🤨

Yeah what hell... first and second degree burns makes ya stronger....

And stepping on something sharp going to/from the field makes ya a better person...

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AFAIK, DCI does require footwear (and has for a long time), but the exact type is up to the corps.  I know a few visual folks, and they all take it very seriously as far as foot support and endurance.

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2 hours ago, LabMaster said:

Maybe suits & ties for male patrons and dresses and hats for women.  Make every day a Leave it to Beaver day at shows.  All corps must play Huey Lewis' "Back In Time".  Busbys would look so good on corps these days.  Blue Devils in Busby's. 

Change is inevitable but not all changes are good.

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2 hours ago, Bob P. said:

And have a minimum SPF sun lotion and hats, I suppose, when the sun is strong!?  Let them make their own mistakes and learn.🤨

It's a common sense thing here. 2 minutes to check the field and make a determination? It's not hard to do. "Buck up and learn the hard way" ends up in lawsuits, fired directors, and staff. Seen too many otherwise decent and good people end up on the street over things like this.

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3 hours ago, greg_orangecounty said:

Change is inevitable but not all changes are good.

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4 minutes ago, BigW said:

It's a common sense thing here. 2 minutes to check the field and make a determination? It's not hard to do. "Buck up and learn the hard way" ends up in lawsuits, fired directors, and staff. Seen too many otherwise decent and good people end up on the street over things like this.

So there is no personal accountability here?  "Check the field"!- wearing footwear renders that moot.   Why not check the road to the practice field too, since there is a chance that the member might go shoe-less to the field?  Lawsuit because a member didn't protect him/herself from the sun?  Please.

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13 minutes ago, BigW said:

It's a common sense thing here. 2 minutes to check the field and make a determination? It's not hard to do. "Buck up and learn the hard way" ends up in lawsuits, fired directors, and staff. Seen too many otherwise decent and good people end up on the street over things like this.

end up on the streets?  because they didn't wear shoes? A bit of an overstatement is it not?

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3 minutes ago, LabMaster said:

end up on the streets?  because they didn't wear shoes? A bit of an overstatement is it not?

Band member gets injured because staff didn’t make sure conditions were safe is the question. At least in our area safety concerns is a staff/director function and not band members.

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38 minutes ago, Bob P. said:

So there is no personal accountability here?  "Check the field"!- wearing footwear renders that moot.   Why not check the road to the practice field too, since there is a chance that the member might go shoe-less to the field?  Lawsuit because a member didn't protect him/herself from the sun?  Please.

And why would band members not be wearing something to cover their feet .... because they made the wrong choice or they were directed to go barefoot? And how does one protect the bottom of their feet from a overly hot surface if they can’t wear something to cover their feet?

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