Saturday, January 12, 2008

No Pants Subway Ride

Today is No Pants Subway Ride day!!!

Organized by Improv Everywhere, this NYC based group frequently "causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places" - over 70 missions to date!

The No Pants Subway Ride is exactly as it sounds. Volunteers meet, board assigned trains, then on cue take off their pants and continue to ride the next couple of trains sans pants. When asked about the bizarre before, they respond with "I was getting a bit uncomfortable" or "Yes, I am a bit cold," or my favorite "I guess I forgot my pants this morning."

Only in New York? Not at all! You can be pantless in Boston, DC, Portland, San Fran, Chicago, Adelaide (Australia), and Toronto!

If you are NYC local, they start at 3:00 today and will be pantless on the 6 train running from the Brooklyn Bridge up to 125th, back down to Union Station.

What to volunteer? Check out their website and the rules first!

Guess the Manor House Girls aren't the only ones who enjoy hanging out sans pants.


Gregory Dudzienski said...

Here's a link to a Sun-Times article about the Chicago iteration:,CST-NWS-pants13.article (cut and paste...)

Sitting at Dulles waiting to get home...the Madness has taken its toll!!!

D0nnaTr0y said...

thanks for the link! and welcome back- hope you can catch up on your sleep!

Andrew said...


Out in Portland, we have been known to take this idea a little farther (note that I'm not saying "farther" is "better"): exhibit a.