No Pants Subway Ride Hits New York City For 11th Year

January 20, 2012 by staff 

No Pants Subway Ride Hits New York City For 11th Year, It’s like commuting, but without the pants. Straphangers throughout New York City nonchalantly stripped to their underwear from the waist down Sunday afternoon as part of a global practical joke coordinated by prankster outfit Improv Everywhere.

To participate in the 11th annual No Pants Subway Ride, the only requirements were people had to be “willing to take pants off on subway” and “able to keep a straight face about it,” organizers said in a post on their website.

To maintain the surreal atmosphere, the pantsless commuters were instructed to chat, read and listen to music like they normally would have if clothed.

Dozens of other cities, including London, Washington and Mexico City, were also slated to strip off their pants on public transit today, organizers said.

Improv Everywhere began in 2001 in New York City with the mission of organizing crowds to get laughs by pulling public pranks.

More than 6,300 people had accepted a Facebook invitation to participate in the event by 3 p.m. Sunday.

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