No Pants 2008 in New York
As in years past, there are No Pants Subway Rides happening in cities around the world on January 10, the same day as our annual event in New York. If your town has a subway system or some form of mass transportation (bus? trolley?), then get involved and organize your own ride.
If you want to be the leader for your town’s ride, create a Facebook event and post a link to it in the comments below so we can promote it on this page. Here are all of the cities that currently have rides being organized for this year:
Dallas | Dallas 2
Portland, OR | Portland, OR 2
Salt Lake City
If you participate in a regional ride and use twitter, tag your posts with #nopants and @improvevery so everyone can follow along with other cities throughout the day.
We will be updating this page with links to any new cities. Leave any corrections or additions in the comments.
The Minneapolis event appears to have been canceled.
the correct link is now above and working.
I finally uploaded my version of the video to my YouTube channel of the No Pants Subway Ride.
Hope you like it. =)
Arlene aka QueenLeilani
is there any event in Zurich?
I’m currently living there. I was part of nonpants ride last summer in Berlin and it was a lot of fun!
So i would do that in Zurich.
Yes, see here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=240986993266
Minneapolis IS having an event this year on the Light Rail system from the Mall of America to the last stop, and back. We start at 2.
Scott, do you have a facebook link for your group? I have a friend I want to send it too.
Nobody from Sao Paulo?
Sim, vamos criar um grupo aqui pra sampa..
I agree doing one in Sao Paulo!
We can organize it…
I would like to take part in a no pants ride taking in Goteborg. Anyone organizing that?
anyone up for a ride in mumbai? if i do it alone, i might get arrested…
Here’s the Facebook link to the Minneapolis/St. Paul event:
There was confusion because there were two facebook events and one was taken down in favor of this (more organized) one.
Thanks Howie. It’s been updated.
Yes there are two event links, One is for “friends” of Plan B, and the other is for the “group” we took over from an abandoned group.
But yes, this is correct.
I thought Salt Lake City was going to do it again… :( I’m super sad if they are not. I was really looking forward to it this year.
Then organize it.
Salt Lake City will once again be participating in the No Pants event! For more information, see:
Anyone wanna do it in dublin?
i guess there isnt one in akron or canton. huh. :(
I added Portland, OR.
No PANTS BUS HAWAII 2010. Somewhere in Honolulu.
HAWAII WILL BE IN
Link up the info if you want to be included.
how do you link em up?
HONOLULU IS ABOVE
liking the skalpel tune!
No Italy :(
Would I be the only one willing to take part to this event, around here?! Milan?! Anyone?!
Keep up the good work guys!
you can add Adelaide, Australia to the list :)
really looking forward to it!!
you can add Adelaide, Australia to the list!
looking forward to it!!
Why is there no Pittsburgh? Someone please make one! :)
I heard the reason why was because you haven’t made it yet!
I added Adelaide (3rd year!) and Honolulu (debut year! on a bus!)
thanks! it’s going to be about 42°C (107.6 ºF) that day so going without pants will be a relief
Kira, that sounds fun — but Real Men go pantless in 24ºF weather like here in NYC :) Aloha!
thanks charlie for adding hawaii on the site! its gonna be sick.
Can we please have one in vancouver Canada,
It would be awesome riding the skytain going to my school pantless:) Charlie if you just add vancouver to your list i am pretty sure 100s will show up pantless including me! ps keep up the great work, i love your pranks and keep putting smiles on peoples face!
Charlie- Could you suggest a way to participatein Aynor, SC? The thing is , we have no mass transit- not even a taxicab company. Do you think walking back and forth at the stoplight and crossing Hwy 501 several times in a row would be a good idea?
Do a no-pants walk! It’ll keep the spirit of things going. Doooo it!
One in springfield would kick ass.
WHAT about Brisbane??? Come on guys I have been busting for you to do something in my area. PLEAZZZZZZE ;o)
brisbane has been set up
Salt Lake City will once again be participating in the No Pants event! For more information, see:
See you there!
Are there any laws in Singapore to ban this?
Vancouver, host of the 2010 Olympics WILL be participating!! Thank you for the opportunity. We’ll make sure to get great video and stills!!
Keep checking here for details;
Vancouver Improv Anywhere
Stand up and play!
Excited you guys are participating. 2 things about your name though– our name is not Improv Anywhere (you call us that on your group page) and we don’t like other groups using our name (which you technically aren’t doing since the name is wrong, but still, you get the idea— see our FAQ.)
I hadn’t noticed until now- thank you. It’s been updated!
Thanks have fun!
Would we be able to “copy/paste” your event details/instructions and modify them according to our city? It’d make things a little easier…
Is this the first year for Tokyo? I really want to do it but I am not at all open to the idea of being stopped by the police, mostly because I’m here under SOFA.
Yup, first year. I have no idea what the laws are out there.
I don’t think it’s against the law per se here, but that didn’t stop the cops from grabbing a few of us & giving us shit. -_-;
Aw man, well, I’m kind of glad I didn’t do it, then… would not want to have to deal with both some cops and then the Navy.
Melbourne Australia says YES WE CAN!
Is there anyone in Dallas who would be up for doing this on the DART rail?
How about Bangkok? We can start at Nana BTS!
its a fun idea but Oslo holding close to 20 degrees celsius below zero these days, I don´t think its adviseable, but maybe think about a wintery alternative? Any one??
I think you guys are doing a great job, it’s hilarious!! I was actually wondering if there’s any activity in Sweden (Stockholm)? It would be amazing, I would totally join. Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s fantastic!
I’m thinking about setting it up here in Stockholm, as it seems noone else is.
I am organizing in Gothenburg. I hope Sweden will represent in this international event! Event link will be posted soon.
Stockholm has a group Would be fun to have you join us Emma
Just thought I’d make my own post
Brisbane, Australia is in
Added you guys. I linked to the event, not the group.
Oh man, no Seoul? ??
The Philadelphia improv everywhere forum (http://improveverywhere.ning.com/group/philadelphia) is organizing a no pants subway ride in Philadelphia, PA.
Hope to see all you philly people there!
Here’s the link to the last minute Dallas DART addition to the No Pants! fun.
I’ve updated the site, and all the info for the Amsterdam ride can be found here: http://www.shoqs.nl/doe-mee-met-de-broekloze-metrorit-2010/ .
Have a great time in New York and all around the globe!
Got it. Thanks Andries!
Edmonton Improv causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Break the mold! Do something for the sake of sillyness in this uptight world AND SEE YOU SOON for the No Pants Edmonton LRT ride!
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=18952175870
Edmonton Improv Event Blog: http://edmontonimprov.blogspot.com
Hey, Is anyone up for a group in Panama City, Panama…I would be more than happy to organize a group together
Please note an event posted for San Diego!
FYI, Seattle appears twice in the list. :)
Thank you. Corrected. 35 cities in 13 countries!
Here’s an earlier ride for Dallas, TX.
So now there are two happening in Dallas, TX! One in the morning and one in the afternoon!
I hope there’s not an issue with having two happening in the same city. I’ve been planning this since the 2nd and was waiting to post the details, so I hope this is alright :)
No big deal, but I suggest you guys combine forces.
We talked about it, since he’s got 50 confirmed and ~1000 pending he felt it would cause too much confusion to push it earlier.
I had to stick to my time since I have a dozen people that can’t make the 2pm time due to job training.
Would have loved to combined but I’m sure you understand that people schedules sometimes just can’t line up.
Will the post be updated to include the morning time for Dallas?
Calgary, Alberta, Canada No Pants! 2010 event starts at 2:00 PM.
C-Train downtown free transit corridor. Meet at Olympic Plaza, NE corner (kitty-corner to Public Library)
(This year, I will get useable video!)
Anything about Copenhagen? I might be up for it.. anyone?
Is there going to be an event in Cleveland, Ohio?
Cleveland, Ohio has joined!
Greetings from Berlin, Germany. actually we have -5°C. We look forward.
Cool action, but f**k facebook, I have no better solution though ;-)
I’m sad there’s not one in Detroit on the People Mover! I mean, yes, it’s Detroit in the middle of winter, which means it’s bloody cold, but still! Any Detroit people interested in getting this going?
Winnipeg anyone?? I know it was -40 today, but the buses could be warm…I was thinking Downtown Spirits because they are free and numbers 1 and 2 both go to the Forks! Let me know!
Anyone in Madison WI? its not the biggest of cities but buses are used nonstop there
Please note that Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden, will be participating!
¡¡Madrid will take off the pants!!
Toulouse, France is a go.
This is going to be incredible. Good luck everybody. Thanks Agent Todd.
Is there a facebook link for this one?
There is now:
I’m so happy to Be Part of it!
And here is a Facebook link to the No Pants Stockholm group
Adding one more in Sweden
I can`t believe Belgrade is not on the list? Really, no one from Serbia? Though, they politicized it few years ago, but I hope that was one time deal.
SAO PAULO – BRAZIL TOO!!!!!!
There must be one in Montreal!!
I wonder if this guy … http://blog.fagstein.com/2009/01/17/no-pants-ride-revealed/ … knows anything about Montreal. He organized it last year.
Charlie, do you have any suggestions for if we run into trouble with local law enforcement?
Last-minute addition, a No Pants! tram ride in Zürich, Switzerland: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=240986993266
the event in japan was a failure. The police (as expected) hired detectives and a force of at least 200. Payed all their force extra time money and planned a way to intercept and arrest all the involved. All the pantless were asked for their documents. Police in uniforms and as civilians everywhere. in the train and every station. Now they are on the talks with interpol to see who is behind improv everywhere. This country sucks so bad … uptight about everything. you get arrested for sneezing here
Was anyone -actually- arrested? I met a few people at the picnic who, like myself, were stopped & had their IDs copied (hand- AND photo-), but the people involved didn’t seem to know everything that was going on (at least, the 2 that grabbed me- someone else said their captors seemed to know about the whole event). It seemed to them to be more of a “oh, so you’re copying something you saw on the internet? Well, that might be ok in other countries, but not in Japan!” Right. ‘Cause Japan is SO different and unique and special, and unlike ANY other country in the world. *groan* Actually, the guys that grabbed me were pretty cool about the whole thing- it was the uniformed cops that came to “take over” afterward that were complete dicks.
DISCRIMINATION! DISCRIMINATION !!!!!!!!! Pourquoi seulement dans le métro?
Y a pas Dans de métro de mon bled!
Melbourne went off without problems. Apparently a few people missed us, but we had a good number of us and everyone had a great time. We’re all itching to do this again!
Sorry to hear this in Japan. One little suggestion for future missions like this outside of New York City: Make sure you research the local laws and regulations first before you organize anything.
I came from China, and right now I live in New York City. The only reason which I have the guts to do this for the last two years is because of the transit court case that ruled underwear in public is legal. However, such ruling is only applicable in NYC. So there are risks if you perform something like this elsewhere.
After all, that is why I love NYC. I bet such behavior will not be tolerated in China for the next 100 years.
Brisbane had an excellent inaugural train ride, we had 12 participants show up, and we did our best to generate a bit of fun with our limited numbers.
We even got into a bar afterwards for more shenanigans.
Zürich had a good (tram) ride as well, I think we might set the record for fewest participants with only five people, but what can you do when you start organizing only twelve hours in advance :) Great fun though!
Twitter users in New York should use #nopantsNYC and in Toronto should use #nopantsTO if both events use the same hashtag it will be confusing. Retweeting for miroslavglavic following for the media in Toronto
What #hashtags are the other 42+ cities around the world in 15 countries using?
In Cleveland, we had 10 members [9 humanoids and one resinoid] of Cleveland Havoc show up. Cindi even had a broken foot and still showed!
The rapid wasn’t cold at all, and I even brought my Asian Ball-Jointed Doll and he was wearing a pair of leather boxer shorts!
When we went to de-pants on the Rapid Transit, people got on their phones and called the transit police! My friend Genny was harassed by a kid that looked like he was a meth-head, but it was otherwise kind of fun! The rapid wasn’t cold at all, even though it was 25 degrees!
The Transit cops asked us to leave the rapid, which we did and by then, nearly everyone was re-pantsed, but I was wearing a pair of biker shorts and knee-highs, which they could do nothing about.
They checked the IDs of some of the adults, fussed at us,told us that “you could be charged with disorderly conduct,” and left!
We took the rapid going back to Tower City under the Terminal Tower and are now sitting about drinking hot chocolate!
It was SO worth it!
Here is the link to some of the pics!
Philadelphia went off alright. About 25 people showed up, but unfortunately, by the time we took off our pants, there were only 3 non-agents on the subway car. We transfered to great success and at least 20 people got a big kick out of seeing us. Unfortunately, there were one or two that didn’t and they called the police.
The train was stopped for about 10 minutes and the cops came. They told us we weren’t going to be arrested because “it wasn’t quite disorderly conduct and it wasn’t quite indecent exposure” but impressionable children ride the subway. There were no children in our subway car. He also told our videographer to stop filming because we posed a “terrorist threat”. After arguing law and proclaiming himself the most educated in Pennsylvania law, he asked us to put our pants on and disperse.
All in all, a fun experience. A bunch of the passengers absolutely loved us, and we all had a good time.
The Denver Event totally took place and was covered by the Denver Post.
Thats the greatest idea. We could really use a NO PANTS day here in Denmark =) In the winter people are so cranky and they could use a good laugh =)
Vienna was absolutely fantastic!! About 40 people showed up (though 139 YES/364 Maybe in Facebook) and we ended up riding around about 2 hours, mostly back and forth on the same line but dispersing and going both directions, randomly changing directions so as to cross-over a lot and make maximum use of our “low” numbers. One girl came back from our last ride and was wearing pants, her story: someone GAVE HER THEIR PANTS!!!! HAHAHAHA sooo awesome! Otherwise lots of confused people, lots of stories (most of us used my story i gave as an example at the start: i was at a party all night, got reeally drunk and woke up without pants — hopefully enough people heard this story and there is now a rumour floating around vienna that someone throws parties and steals pants :P)
Can’t wait til next year!
Here’s some pics:
hehe slight exaggerations: counting the group-photo over (not all were in it) we were around 30. 2 hours pantless was more like 1 hour, then a 20 minute ride. and i only heard about 6 stories but most were drunk-at-a-party variations ;)
– one guy in a business suit
– one guy carrying a HUGE bob-sled around (or he acquired it somewhere along the way??)
– one girl was given pants from a stranger
– at least 5 of us went home without pants (snow everywhere here and it was about 0C / 32F)
– a picture from the page above, near the bottom with the old guy with pants to his ankles.. he is NOT with us.. i dont know what the story is on this photo!
– no problems (as far as i know) with any police/security/etc.
San Diego’s first year went without a hitch. The weather was beautiful–a warm 74 degrees. We had an attendance of 34 people, and FOX, CBS, NBC, and KUSI (a small local station) joined the party.
There were 3 patrol cars waiting for us, along with a handful of Transit Police at the station, but they were friendly and didn’t interfere at all.
The trains were all well populated, and an agent in our group managed to snatch a seat next to a nun.
http://patomol.ning.com/photo there are a few pics of Mexico event…about 50 people showed up and a lot of media. We are in 5 newspapers and today in the night in the main news in TV.
The 2 girls at 1:59 seconds of this video have incredibly great asses.
Barcelona’s was a hit. Only 257 people (out of over 700 confirmed assistants), but 6 TV channels covered the event. Either way, I’ll never forget some of the unknowing travelers’ faces: priceless !!!
The only side effect is that it took a while to re-accustom myself to riding the subway with my pants on…
I participated in the very first Tokyo event.
Without the guts to take off my pants, I decided to support the event as the photographer…
Unfortunately the police found out about it beforehand and tried to shut the whole thing off.
at the starting point, apparently 60 cops surrounded the station, looking out for no-panters. obviously no one showed up.
(Man, they need to get better job assignments.)
However I did manage to meet some of them at the other stations.
At one station, a family of three stepped inside the vehicle with no pants on, but very unluckily, bunch of cops were inside as well and they were being questioned. quite harshly.
I thought it was very brave of the family!!!!!
Hooray to their courageous action!!!
To tell u the truth, Tokyo is not the friendliest city you can be in.
but I sure do hope that some day, the no-panters will succeed.
Our car on the Chicago Red Line sang Bohemian Rhapsody on the ride back!
nopantselpaso.org has officially kicked off the organization of the No Pants Bus Ride in El Paso, TX for 2011.
hi what about prague?:)