Tuesday, 13 January 2009

2,500 strip down for No Pants 2k9

The crew behind the brilliant stunts at Improv Everywhere have reported that almost 2,500 people took off their pants on subways around the world, as part of No Pants 2k9.

Saturday January 10th was the official day for the popular event this year, with riders taking part in 22 different cities.

New York was again the most popular location by far for the 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride, with over 1,200 pantless riders, across 4 NYC subway lines (despite freezing cold conditions!). (Toronto, Canada came in 2nd place with 300 riders.)

Snow and cool temperatures of -1°C (that's 30°F)
didn't stop people having fun on No Pants 2k9!

The snowstorm in New York was the first in the event's 8 years. (It also snowed heavily in Chicago). It was much more tropical in the summer locations like Sydney and Adelaide in Australia.

200 pantless riders lined the platforms in LA

Riders adopted a range of characters to go with their lack of pants, including a man wearing cross-country ski gear, a woman who kept commuters entertainted by bringing along a harp, and another who brought her two pet ferrets along for the ride.

* Check out the full story of No Pants 2k9 and more details of events from around the world here at Improv Everywhere...

(All photos from Improv Everywhere and their 'agents')

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