The No Pants Skytrain (Subway) Ride is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. Since then it’s spread worldwide as people from all walks of life take off their pants and ride public transit. Vancouver’s No Pants Skytrain Party is this Sunday January 8 at 1pm at the Broadway Skytrain station (Commercial/Broadway). Don’t be late or you’ll miss the train and remain pantless waiting on the platform.
Requirements for participation are as follows:
1) Willing to take pants off on the Skytrain
2) Able to keep a straight face about it
Note: THIS IS A PARTICIPATORY EVENT. DO NOT SHOW UP UNLESS YOU PLAN TO TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF
When: Sunday, January 8th at 1:00 PM.
Where: Broadway Skytrain station, ground level by the escalators on the South side Broadway (opposite Shoppers).
Bring: A backpack and paid fare/transit pass.
Wear: Normal clothes. (Wear something appropriate. The mission is to make people laugh, not piss them off)
Check out this video of New York’s 2011 No Pant’s Subway Ride:
And here is a video of Vancouver’s No Pants Skytrain Ride from 2010:
HOW IT WORKS:
Do not talk to others once you enter the Skytrain. No one knows each other. Sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever you would normally do.
As soon as the doors shut, 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. If anyone asks you why you’ve removed your pants, tell them that they were “getting uncomfortable” (or something along those lines).
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.
Wear something appropriate. Wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. The mission is to make people laugh, not piss them off.
You may bring along friends if you like, but make sure they get a chance to read all of these instructions.
Rain, snow or shine- see you there!! *Stand up and play!
Check out more info on their Facebook event page
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