Hopefully, all of you barefoot players carry around and stand on a mat made of non-conductive rubber! As an electrical engineer, I have a deep-down imbedded instinct tnat makes me feel the adrenaline of fear whenever I read something like this!! Having felt numerous low-level currents flow through my body when touching various pieces of electronic equipment *while wearing shoes*, and occasional not-so-low-level currents, I have to say "be careful!" Especially outdoors!! You're playing Russian Roulette! -----Original Message----- From: Rik Myers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, November 09, 1998 9:57 PM To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com Subject: Re: that thing you do >How many other loopers play barefoot? I have for over 20 yrs. It entirely depends on the gig. I'd never play a lounge show or wedding barefoot. But I've played lots of club stages and outdoor shows barefoot. I let decorum, and sense, dictate.