Monday, 13 January 2014

No Pants Subway 2014 - International No Pants Day!


Did you participate in the International No Pants Day while on the train today? 

Just what is this event? No, it's not the promo for Shades of Grey, this is a silly flash mobbing for really no reason at all. In cities across the world, at an appointed time, hundreds of subway riders remove their pants and enjoy their train rides. 

Many photos and silliness ensued this morning. Generally the rules dictate that you're not supposed to talk to your fellow subway riders, but somehow, removing your pants leads to breaking the ice. After all, you're not the only one sitting there without pants on, so are all your fellow train riders!

This event is held twice a year, and started shortly after a New York resident skipped his morning cuppa, forgot to finish dressing, and then ending up riding the subway to work without pants. He reported that instead of being shamed - he was wearing undies after all - his fellow riders giggled and smiled. He continued the event as a yearly tradition with his friends.

Today, the No Pants Ride is organized by Improv Everywhere. There is a set code of conduct. Participants are to pretend they do not know each other and a code of decorum must be followed. If questioned, a participant must answer that they "forgot to put their pants on this morning".

I don't know about you, but this event could SHORTly be UNDIEmined by the No Tops day!

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