The cheekiest event of
rear year is returning to Seattle this weekend.
Because, anytime you’re instructed to show up to an event “with pants,” you know something interesting is about to go down.
The ‘No Pants Light Rail Ride‘ returns to the city for the 2020 edition (except we call it a ‘Light Rail Ride’ because, Seattle.)
Participants are asked to act as you normally would. After passing the turnstiles, all pants are off at 2 pm.
The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002.
According to the Improv Everywhere website, The No Pants Subway Ride is a celebration of silliness and nothing more, absurdity for absurdity’s sake. Organizers urge guests to “try not to look too hard for a political message, charitable cause, or sponsorship of any kind.”
As per the Seattle event’s Facebook page, the eventually-pant-less route is planned as per the previous years: board trains at various stops without pants. If anyone asks you why you’re not wearing pants, simply reply that you “forgot your pants” and that yes, you are “a little cold.”
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To keep within the spirit of the event, organizers ask participants to refrain “from being loud, obnoxious, and bothering other riders. Be respectful as if it were any other day.”
Pantless riders are asked to leave Light Rail passageways clear and open for riders to flow freely to and from trains. Nobody wants a transit hooligan, especially when they’re not wearing pants.
When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: All stops of the Link Light Rail