On 7 January, hundreds of New Yorkers made their technique to subway stations, took off their pants, and ready to get on trains. Despite frigid temperatures of 17 levels Fahrenheit (- eight levels Celsius), the distinctive annual event, unsurprising known as the No Pants Subway Ride, was successful, bringing smiles to the faces of stunned and bewildered commuters and vacationers alike.
Organised by Improv Everywhere, a prank collective who describe themselves as “specialising in causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places”, 2018 marked the 17th yr that the event happened. Started in 2002, the very first yr noticed seven folks participating. Now a global event, this yr independently-organised, No Pants Subway Rides occurred in over 60 different cities, together with Adelaide, Berlin, Lisbon, Toronto, Copenhagen, London, Jerusalem, Munich, Amsterdam and Washington DC. The thought behind the event sees random passengers boarding a subway automobile at separate stops, and even supposing none of them are carrying any trousers, behaving as in the event that they have no idea one another. Aside from the unusual and breezy backside half, members put on the same old winter apparel corresponding to coats, hats, scarves and gloves. People participating are of all ages and backgrounds, and normally the ratio of males to ladies is equal.
“There is no agenda for the event, apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile,” mentioned Improv Everywhere, with the group’s founder Charlie Todd additionally referring to it as a, “celebration of silliness”. Approximately 4000 folks took half within the New York subway trip, which included seven assembly factors and eleven strains.
Each yr, the precise date of the event is introduced in early December. More info on Improv Everywhere, together with how to join the No Pants Subway Ride 2019, is offered on the official web site.