Since we'll need the wrist bands on for 2 days, I hope they are waterproof to withstand water from the badly needed showers after a day in the hot Kentucky August days!
They should hold up. I have had these before when playing in softball tournaments for an entire weekend, showers etc. They do get a little worn after a couple days with the sweating and showers etc... but they should hold up. I would hope they have provisions where if they don't you can just trade in your old one and get a new one.
My two cents, I liked the lanyard and pass as I keep them hanging around in the car room. For me it gave a sense of pride to be part of a great event. But if the change is to alleviate the cheats who want to get a free ride I am okay with it. I too don't like things on my wrist but it will be okay. I guess societies misfits extend to our show too. That is sad to think you have to cheat your way through life . Being a non violent individual I think it would be fun to catch someone doing that and sort of find a mud puddle or dog poop and rub their face in it ....hmmm.......lol. Sorry but some things just need to be said.
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