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The 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride will take over New York City subways this Sunday. The event, which takes place the first month of every year, was conceived by Charlie Todd, the founder of Improv Everywhere, a “New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places,” according to the group’s website.
What started as a one-time prank has turned into a worldwide pantless phenomenon, with dozens of cities around the world now taking part. The directions for the No Pants Subway Ride are simple: board a train in the middle of winter with no pants on, and act like nothing is at all off.
In an exclusive interview, event planner Charlie Todd told The Underwear Expert about the origins of his now infamous No Pants Subway Ride. “I was sitting on a bus heading upstate to visit a friend and it occurred to me how funny it would be if people entered a form of public transportation at separate stops wearing (or not wearing) the same thing.”
Todd expects the No Pants Subway Ride to include over 4,000 participants worldwide this year. The event starts in several locations in New York City this Sunday the 13th at 3:00 PM. Meeting places can be found on the Improv Everywhere.
As you may have guessed, reporters from The Underwear Expert will be on the scene to witness the event first hand. Check back Monday for our recap of the event, as well as the rest of our exclusive interview with creator Charlie Todd. Let us know if you’ll be joining! Will you be joining the No Pants Subway Ride this year?
Photo Credit: The Week