On January 8, 2017, thousands of people around the world will ride the subway.
They’ll look like normal subway riders, except for one important fact: They won’t be wearing any pants.
The No Pants Subway Ride was created by Improv Everywhere in 2002. The first event in New York had 7 participants, but this year they expect 4,000 participants in New York, and thousands more around the world in cities like Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington DC, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Shanghai, and Sydney.
The idea behind The No Pants Subway Ride is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
For more information, visit Improv Everywhere.
UPDATE: Here’s the video from the 2017 No Pants Subway Ride: