Team Captains: Agents Good, Linder, Lovejoy, Scordelis
Digital Video: Agents Adams, EMartin, Gross, Schackman, Shafer
Digital Photography: Agents Chigirev, Fountain, Plunkett, Rosmarin, Scott, Sokoler, Zodak
On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 nearly 2,500 people took off their pants on subways in 22 cities around the world. In New York’s 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride we had over 1,200 participants, spread out over four subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
If you’re unfamiliar with No Pants, you might want to first read our history of The No Pants Subway Ride.
Foley Square from above.
Agents documenting 22 stories up
“Everyone wave to the cameras!”
I used this photo to count the total participants
A clever addition to the parks department sign at the meeting point
Captain Good ran the 6 line
Captain Lovejoy speaks to the 1 line group
Captain Linder handled the E line
One of the first to depants, a man waits alone for the next E train
Agent Reeves waits for the 6
I played the role of tired commuter
One guy worked on this laptop
Two women laugh as another participant enters their car
R train riders casually listen to their iPods
By the final stop, some cars had more pantless people than normal people
One woman played a harp, pantsless
Another guy had cross country ski gear on, appropriate for the snow storm
One subway musician decided to pull his pants down and enjoy the fun
Laughing at the pantsless
One woman brought her pug along for the ride!
A man checks out a participant
Guys snap camera phone pictures as they pass our riders on the escalator
Transferring at Times Square
Tourists laughing at the Times Square station
Checking out the pantsless at 125th Street
A participant at the Union Square station
One guy didn’t even wear a shirt! Someone get him an Abercrombie gift card.
A non-participant takes his pants off to join the fun
Several people made snow angels with their bare legs
Shoppers at our favorite building look out at the pantless snow party
A spontaneous human pyramid was erected
A group of participants sing “New York, New York” and form a kick line, and this is before the drinking started.
One participant brought her two ferrets with her. Definitely a first.
Agent Eppink runs the Pro Pants table
Pro Pants Propaganda
Agents in the Virgin Megastore, another favorite place of ours
A Starbucks barista laughs at a pantsless customer. You think it happened again five minutes later?
An entire pantless band, including the aforementioned harpist, performing
Adelaide, Australia / 10 participants / 78 degrees (the warmest)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 25 participants / 26 degrees
Atlanta, GA / 26 participants / 62 degrees
Boston, MA / 100 participants / 26 degrees (yes, that’s a real fireman)
Calgary, Canada / 16 participants / 39 degrees
Chicago, IL / 130 participants / 28 degrees (and snowing)
Denver, CO / 10 participants / 43 degrees
Hamburg, Germany / 5 participants / 40 degrees
Lisbon, Portugal / 40 participants / 46 degrees
Los Angeles, CA / 200 participants / 75 degrees
Minneapolis, Minnesota / 6 participants / 17 degrees (the coldest)
Phoenix, AZ / 100 participants / 66 degrees (on a weeks old light rail)
Portland, OR / 35 participants / 41 degrees
Salt Lake City, UT / 12 participants / 35 degrees
San Francisco, CA / 50 participants / 62 degrees (the most scantily clad)
Seattle, WA / 6 participants / 43 degrees
Sydney, Australia / 20 participants / 75 degrees
Toronto, Canada / 300 participants / 21 degrees (most participants outside of NY)
Warsaw, Poland / 7 participants / 32 degrees
Washington DC / 100 participants / 40 degrees
There are hundreds of photos from this event. Here are our favorite flickr sets from the New York ride:
For links to more photos, videos, and news articles for all of the No Pants Subway Rides check out the posts below. The comments sections are filled with first-hand agent reports and links to more media.
Also check out our complete history of The No Pants Subway Ride.