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The No Pants Subway Ride 2013 this Sunday

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm 18 Comments

From Capitol Improv:

The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002.

For Washington, DC, we will be meeting at Hancock Park, also known as Box Car Willie Park on Google Maps, right outside the L’Enfant Metro station, at 2PM, and will reveal what time we’ll go pants-less. The nearest intersection is 7th and C Street, SW.

This year, we’re telling everyone the Metro boundaries ahead of time. We will be traveling between Metro Center, Chinatown, and L’Enfant Metro Stations.

Continues after the jump.

REMEMBER: The point of the day is not to “protest pants”. It is to enjoy the hilarity that ensues when 400 people one day just… forget their pants! Start thinking of your stories now.

“Oh my gosh, you’re right, I have no pants! I did not notice!”
“I was in such a rush, I forgot my pants.”
“I dropped off my pants at the dry cleaners and didn’t bring a spare.”
“My dog ate my pants.”
“Is it No Pants Day? That’s silly! I always shop for pants without wearing any. How else can you try them on?”
”I don’t know who these people are, I never wear pants. I’ve obviously started a trend.”

Basic Rules:

If anyone of authority, including but not limited to:

– Capitol Police
– DC Police
– Metro Station Managers
– Metro Train Conductors
– Any other person of authority within Metro or DC Government

If they request that you put back on your pants or leave, DO IT! They know we’re going to be there, but every once in a while, an employee does not get the memo. DOES NOT MATTER. If they tell you to do something, DO IT!

District of Columbia laws are very subjective. Try not to wear anything more revealing than “PG-13”, such as a typical women’s bikini bottom or a men’s Speedo. When in doubt, wear two pairs of underwear. Take this as an opportunity to show off your style (or lack there of)!

All garments should be clean! We are sitting down on seats that other passengers on metro will use. Please be considerate.

The after party will be at Cobalt on 17th Street. For our High Schoolers and young College Students, the after party can seat anyone who is 21 and under downstairs in the restaurant Level One. The area upstairs with alcohol will be 21+.

*This will be our sixth year doing this event, and we want to be able to do this event next year. Please don’t cause a conflict that will cause them to ask us not to come back. Obey metro and police personnel, keep yourselves properly covered, wear clean garments, and trust us, you won’t be bothered.*

  • “The point of the day is not to “protest pants”. It is to enjoy the hilarity that ensues when 400 people one day just… forget their pants! Start thinking of your stories now.”

    Really, I can assure you, it’s not funny. Its just really stupid.

    • Anonymous

      man, lots of commentators seem to just love pants

    • Some people’s overwhelming need for attention is really pathetic.

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    DC is full of stupid shit like this. Artificial whimsy, non-transgressive transgression, and so on. Glad it’s “fun” for some people, but it’s just saccharine and dopey for everyone else.

    • Ferdinand1177

      And you kids, get off my lawn!

    • _

      Did you not read the first sentence where it says “global event”?

    • It’s not just DC! NYC also holds a no pants subway ride.

      • Anonymous

        OK, well if NYC does it then I guess it’s alright.

  • blegh

    i like a lot of the stuff improv everywhere does but this isn’t one of them.

  • They really should call it the No Pants Waiting 20 Minutes for a Train Because Weekend Service is Atrocious in DC Ride.

  • anon

    those folks that plan on participating are probably glad its supposed to be in the 60s on Sunday! (side rant: where’s my winter!)

  • Anonymous

    I remember I put on my socks,
    I remember I put on my shoes.
    I remember I put on my tie
    That was painted
    In beautiful purples and blues.
    I remember I put on my coat,
    To look perfectly grand at the dance,
    Yet I feel there is something
    I may have forgot-
    What is it? What is it?

    Shel Silverstein got the humor. Lighten up people, this is hilarious. If you don’t like it don’t go. Sit home and think about how chushy your gov. job is

    • Anonymous

      There’s no humor in deliberately “forgetting” to do something.

    • Don’t go? You mean don’t get on public transportation only to have some frustrated high school drama geek shoves her cottage cheese ass in your face?

  • i’m more amused by the detractors than by the event itself.

  • KenyonDweller

    You people really need to lighten up.

  • RozCat



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