Posted in NYC | music on January 10, 2008

No Pants Subway Ride, 2007 (Eric Thayer)
No Pants in the subway

All are invited to participate in the 7th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. The event will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 12. [Improv Everywhere]
Speaking of Improv Everywhere, look for them towards the end of the ECNY-nominated "Free NYC Rap" video.

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Comments (44)

That little girl is wearing pants! Get with the program chica!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 11:26 AM

Is this really that much fun?

Posted by B | January 10, 2008 11:27 AM

i did this last year for the first time, and it really was amazing! so funny and quite a thrill.

at the end 125 st. station turned into a no pants dance party on the subway platform, with a subway musician going off on his drum set.

but I am not sure if it will be as much of a thrill the second time around...

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 11:31 AM

this shit is for amateurs.

every day is no pants day where i live.

Posted by burp! | January 10, 2008 11:32 AM

One a big retarded black guy was jerkin off under his sweat pants right in my face on the F train to Jamaica. IT WAS AWESOME!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 11:49 AM

And once I shit myself on the 1 Train! I didn't even notice. Glad I was wearing pants, though. IT WAS AWSEOME!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 11:50 AM

This is fucking dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 12:04 PM

i'm holding out for the no shoes ride.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 12:23 PM

this is a mockery of all the unfortunate people in the world who can't afford to wear pants. riding the subway with no pants is a bourgeois luxury!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 12:24 PM

ew.
gross.

Posted by su | January 10, 2008 12:24 PM

Dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 1:18 PM

I miss smoking joints and pissing in between the cars of the old trains. Now they get you welded in like a fucking sardine.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 1:54 PM

no pants on the subway??


Jerry: She said there's some tractor story that she hasn't told me about.

George: Woah, back it up, back it up. Beep, beep, beep. Tractor story?

Posted by cosmo | January 10, 2008 2:01 PM

emmm-joints

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 2:02 PM

funny, but completely unsanitary. you might want to consider swabbing with rubbing alcohol before bare-assing a bench where some homeless guy peed himself last night.

Posted by miz | January 10, 2008 2:18 PM

funny, but completely unsanitary. you might want to consider swabbing with rubbing alcohol before bare-assing a bench where some homeless guy peed himself last night.

Posted by jmiz | January 10, 2008 2:19 PM

That's some guy you're stalking.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 3:32 PM

They are wearing pants... Underpants. POSEURS!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 3:39 PM

that pic is of the guy who started improv everywhere and the no pants subway ride. funny stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 3:41 PM

improv everywhere is amazing. i would never ride the subway with no pants on by the way. not after seeing what homeless people do to those seats.

Posted by Mandy | January 10, 2008 4:24 PM

This is so lame I can't even believe it. Seriously. Attention-starved idiots.

"Hey, look at me, all eyes on me...I'm not wearing pants! Isn't that fucking awesome?! I'm fucking awesome!"

Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2008 4:45 PM

it's funny until some horny maniac rapes you in front of the no pants crowd. it won't be at bad as the puerto rican say parade

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 5:29 PM

what does this no pants subway ride prove? nothing, so wear pants. just because a small minority goes out one day and decides to not wear pants, doesnt mean you have to also. people are annoying. and dancing on the subway platform in harlem is quite a kneeslapper might i add. what do you do, not wear pants for a ride to somewhere? or nowhere? do you have to have a destination of some sort? and does it end at the stroke of midnight, where you must wear pants? people areee stupoptididsfsdfsffsdfrqee. i'm joining in. does this also apply for the lirr. "oh MAN, THAT BLOGGER IS FROM LONG ISLAND. SO NOT COOL MAN"

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 5:35 PM

if you don't not wear pants on the subway, you're letting the terrorists win.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 7:27 PM

What time does Daft Punk not wear their pants on the subway?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2008 7:29 PM

some guy (I could have sworn he was wearing an MTA vest) peed in his pants on the Jay St A/C/F platform yesterday. It was not an accident - he happily announced to shocked onlookers that the liquid dribbling into a puddle was indeed pee. I suppose there is something vaguely funny about this no pants ride, but really, if you think about it, it's kind of gross. Why not a no-pants march in the park or something?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 8:14 AM

That's when I reach for my revolver

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 8:48 AM

hmm yea it proves nothing i guess...
but having fun ? people here really know how to suck the life out of things.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 9:13 AM

I love improv everywhere, but things like no pants are getting a little old. They need to step it up!

Posted by chris | January 11, 2008 10:11 AM

Hey guys! Let's start a theater groupe! In the meantime, wouldn't be so weird and random to ride the subway without pants? OMG!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 10:16 AM

I'm the girl in that picture. Not the little girl, the girl with no pants.

Posted by k. | January 11, 2008 10:32 AM

I'm waiting for the No Pants! Underground ride in London. THAT will be FAR more interesting...

Posted by Katy | January 11, 2008 1:03 PM

no pants? why not try no shirts. for girls, thats still legal.. guys in boxers should be DQ'ed!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 1:58 PM

"funny, but completely unsanitary. you might want to consider swabbing with rubbing alcohol before bare-assing a bench where some homeless guy peed himself last night. " - miz

hey miz do you carry around a travel size kit with swabs and rubbing alcholol when you use public restrooms! or how about at the office?

fyi people sill wear underwear so there will be no bare ass on the subway ok!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 2:19 PM

Nasty. Just plain old nasty!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 7:42 PM

"why not try no shirts. for girls, thats still legal."

No bra, too! A court in NY ruled quite some time ago that women may expose their breasts in public.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 9:08 PM

sounds like an American Apparel ad

Posted by smokey | January 12, 2008 3:47 PM

It was fun, but not the best thing to do @ the height of sat. night traffic. I really didn't like getting hit on by guidoes....still a great laugh

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2008 11:36 PM

If God wanted us to go pantsless, he wouldn't have...oh never mind...

What would Jesus do...did they have Seven jeans back then?

Posted by huckabee | January 13, 2008 10:56 AM

the comments on this section are just about the angriest i've ever seen....get a life hipsters. don't take everything so damn serious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2008 10:34 AM

All are invited to participate in the 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. The event will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 10. Everything you need to know is in this post. Please read it carefully!

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:

1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it

**THIS IS A PARTICIPATORY EVENT. DO NOT SHOW UP UNLESS YOU PLAN TO TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF.**

DETAILS

When: Saturday, January 10 at 3:00 PM, Sharp! (Over by around 5:30)
Where: Meet at Foley Square at the black sculpture/fountain. It’s near the Brooklyn Bridge 6 train stop, between Centre and Lafayette, just north of Duane. (Google Map)
Bring: A backpack and a metro card.
Do not bring: A camera (we’ll have several photographers on hand)
Wear: Normal winter clothes (hat, gloves, etc)
Facebook: You can RSVP to the Facebook Event
After Party: For those over 21, there will be an official No Pants after party at Sidebar, 15th Street and Irving Place. First drink is free if you arrive without pants.

Complete logistics below:

HOW IT WORKS

We will assemble in Foley Square at 3 PM. Please be on time. Feel free to be early.

When we’re organized, we will all head down to several nearby subway stations. Do not talk to others once you enter the subway system. No one knows each other. We will wait for a train to arrive on the uptown side of the tracks and all board our assigned cars (follow your team leader). We may let one train go before entering to make sure everyone is ready.

Sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever you would normally do. Your team leader will have already divided you into smaller groups, assigning your group a specific stop where you will depants. Sit near your group.

As soon as the doors shut at the stop before yours, stand up and take your pants off and put them in your backpack. If you’d like to use a briefcase, purse, grocery bag, or whatever instead of a backpack that’s fine too. You are responsible for your own pants and they should be with you at all times. If anyone asks you why you’ve removed your pants, tell them that they were “getting uncomfortable” (or something along those lines.)

Exit the train at your assigned stop and stand on the platform, pantless. You will wait on the platform for the next train to arrive. Stay in the exact same place on the platform so you enter the next train in the same car as you exited the last train.

When you enter , act as you normally would. You do not know any of the other pantless riders. If questioned, tell folks that you “forgot to wear pants” and yes you are “a little cold.” Insist that it is a coincidence that others also forgot their pants. Be nice and friendly and normal.

We will exit the train at a predetermined stop and then repeat the mission back down to Union Square.

You can wear fun underwear if you like, but nothing that screams out, “I wore this because I’m doing a silly stunt.” Wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. Don’t wear a thong or anything else that might offend people. Our aim is to make people laugh, not piss them off.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to read about previous No Pants! Subway Rides.

This is always a blast, and we look forward to seeing you there. You may bring along friends if you like, but make sure they get a chance to read all of these instructions.

See you on the 10th!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:27 PM

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