Underground With Their Pants Down

NYC's 8th annual No Pants! Subway Ride draws 1,200

By Scott Ross
|  Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009  |  Updated 5:15 AM PDT
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Underground With Their Pants Down

One piece of advice: do NOT sit down on the subway dressed like that.

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No, it wasn't your imagination. Pants were in short supply along four lines of the New York City subway system on Saturday.

The No Pants! Subway Ride, organized by Improv Everywhere each January, is a chance for New Yorkers to ride the rails unencumbered by the burden of jeans, slacks or trousers.

No Pants Subway Ride 2009

From its humble beginnings in 2002 when only seven people partook, the event has grown, this year drawing more than 1,200 partici-pants.

The mob split themselves up into groups of roughly 300 to board the 1, E, R and 6 lines, with pants-free riders gradually taking over each car on a train.

But the good times aren't limited to the Five Boroughs. Hundreds of people in 21 other cities across 8 other countries also recognized the day with a pantsless ride on their local subway, light rail or bus.

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