Friday, 18 January 2008

Subway riders strip down for No Pants 2k8

New York’s 7th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride (aka No Pants 2k8) was held last weekend, with similar events held in 8 US cities, including Boston, Chicago, Portland, and Washington DC... as well as in Toronto, Canada and Adelaide, Australia.


The annual "prank" is organised by NYC-based group Improv Everywhere, who are famous on the internet for their public improv stunts (Improv Everywhere's motto is "Chaos and Joy"!).

Group founder Charlie Todd encouraged riders to behave normally, and stick to the standard story that they'd "just forgotten their pants today".

Around 900 pant-less people took part in this year's event in NYC, spread across three subway lines...

And CNN's report on participants in Boston...


Unfortunately there's no subways in Dunedin, or I might be tempted to join in ;-) Maybe rail commuters in Auckland could join in the fun next year??

* Improv Everywhere - Official website

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2 comments:

  1. Rick Says:

    There are no subways in Adelaide either. Just an indoor platform in town.
    Hardly worth getting your fly down for.

  2. Heine Says:

    Heh. A nice thought.

    Dave, I posted a You Tube clip that I think you'll like!