OSHKOSH - You might not expect it, but what's on your feet can land you in a seat at the Red Cross station at Country USA.
"Blisters halfway up their legs because of the cowboy boots rubbing them," explained Red Cross volunteer Lucas Rappert.
But while blisters might be expected, it gets worse.
People have fallen too, hurting their feet and legs.
Michael Hinkle and Brandi McAlister learned their lesson during a run in with mud, thanks to their friend's pain.
"He twisted his knee pretty good getting us out of that mud hole,' said Hinkle.
"My feet kept getting stuck in the mud and I had to keep pulling my flip flops out," said McAlister.
Rappert told us it's not just the shoes that cause problems on the ground.
"Pretty crazy spiders on the grounds that do leave some pretty nasty bites, as well as poison ivy on the grounds," he explained.
So far, however, Rappert said the Red Cross station has been relatively quiet this year.
"Minor injuries and there has not been many," said Rappert.
But he knows that could change with the approach of the weekend and larger crowds.
The Red Cross has a first aid station set up with enough equipment to deal with just about anything, but it's no surprise the supplies they run out of most quickly are Band-Aids.
"We may go a couple hours without seeing anyone then the next minute we have 5 people lined up outside our station," Rappert explained.
Rappert told us avoiding the expected and unexpected injuries out here is just means using common sense.
"Have fun and stay safe," finished Rappert.
Which McAlister and Hinkle understand.
"A lot easier and and more comfortable to walk in tennis shoes," said McAllister.
On the first four weekday nights of the festival, the Red Cross has had about five volunteers at the first aid center. Tomorrow for the festival finale, that number will bump up to eight.
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