Sorry for the butt shots but just LOOK AT THAT UNDERWEAR. We came prepared.
The annual No Pants Subway Ride happened today. Last year I braved the snow and icy temperatures by myself but this year my friends were on board to go. It was especially easy to convince people to come since it was a reasonable 44 degrees today.
Since most of us live in North Brooklyn we decided to go to the Bushwick meet up spot for the event. We grabbed some brunch at Brooklyn Bodega Wine Bar. It was delicious, reasonably priced, and they offered a delicious soju Bloody Mary for only $5. After eating we hung out for a little bit and then walked to the meet up spot to wait for instructions with the rest of the No Pants people.
Most of the crew.
As they did last year, the organizers asked people who had participated in the past to volunteer as a group leader in order to help explain how the event works and to divide and schedule people in staggered groups to take off their pants. I volunteered and got to act like I knew what I was talking about.
Photo from my buddy Peter Kim - as he says, "Like a boss."
Soon it came time to walk to the L. All the groups gathered on the platform waiting for the train at their assigned cars. The L pulled up and we made our way to Manhattan. The way the event works is as soon as the doors close on the train one person takes their pants off and gets off at the next stop. Then two people take their pants off and get off at the next stop, and so on and so forth until everyone has taken their pants off and gets off the train. Then you wait to get on the next train. The people riding in that car see one pantsless person get on the train, and then two pantsless people at the next stop, and so on and so forth until everyone is back on the train, albeit sans pants. After that everyone heads to Union Square to meet up with all the other participants and have a good time.
You can check out Improv Everywhere's site for photos and video from today's and past year's events.
I had a lot of fun last year but had even more fun this year with my friends. Snow or no snow, I'll definitely be participating again next year.