If you were one of the thousands of people riding the Washington Metro system on Saturday around 4pm, you were in for a big (or small…) surprise. Riders in DC joined in the National Improv Stunt called “No-Pants Subway Ride 2008”. The Express paper, and Washington Post both had articles about the event and photos to boot. If anyone ever told me I’d see pant-less people in the metro stations in DC, I would’ve laughed my head off.
I only wish I had known about this event. I might have been compelled to get gutsy and join the ranks of pant-less subway riders all over the nation. The Article in the Express is quite funny. I like that an old woman told one rider he was “going to hell”. I think that is a bit harsh for a guy riding the metro in his boxers.
I support the “no-pants” world. I think it’s awesome. How many times have you gone to a fast food place or grocery store, where on the door a sign reads “Shirt & Shoes Required”. This same sign is posted at Metro stations, yet there is no legal requirement for “pants”, so the riders of this stunt were no legally bound to be wearing pants. I bet this disappointed the police who tried to discourage the stunt.
I’m a little disappointed that not only did I not have prior notice to participate, but I would’ve just liked to be on the metro to see the debacle. It was probably hilarious, and a great conversation starter to meet new people in the city. Who knows…my future husband could’ve been riding the metro this weekend pant-less, but I guess I’ll never know.
Hope everyone has a great week. Go pant-less! woohoo!!