Is this 6 train car chilly, or is it me?
Yes, the subways will be full of pantsless riders this weekend, as No Pants Subway Ride 2010 takes place 3 p.m. Saturday.
This is actually not a joke. It’s part of Improv Everywhere, the band of merry pranksters who brought you that hysterical frozen-people stunt in Grand Central and, of course, No Pants Subway Ride 2009. Here’s the video from last year’s pants-off, and here’s what the good folks at Trainjotting wrote about it.
Here’s the link to everything you need to know about the stunt; yes, you too can partake in the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride. Keep in mind the weather looks like sunny and 26 degrees, and here are some basic rules:
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. 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.