Thursday, January 16, 2014

No Pants Subway Ride 2014: ‘International celebration of silliness’ sees tens of thousands ride underground in their underwear

Brussels, BelgiumAdam Withnall:
Tens of thousands of people around the world have taken part in the No Pants Subway Ride 2014, riding subway networks in their underwear in a carefully-orchestrated international prank.
What started with just seven men in New York 12 years ago has ballooned to become an event recognised in over 60 cities in more than 25 countries.
The self-proclaimed “prank collective” group Improv Everywhere first came up with the idea when they performed the inaugural No Pants Subway Ride in 2002.
During the middle of winter, participants wearing winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves – but crucially no trousers, tights or skirts – board the same subway train at different stations, acting as if nothing is out of the ordinary.
That simple prank, which now has its own back story starring an unsuspecting woman caught up in the middle of it all (see video below), has “grown into an international celebration of silliness”, the group said...Continue reading...

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