Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

Updated: Jan 13, 2020, 16:17 | Saumya Gourisaria
  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    Thousands of commuters across several cities in the United States and other leading cities in the world stripped down to their underwear to celebrate the 19th edition of No Pants Subway event

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, according to the event's website, "The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants."

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    In picture: Participants in the 19th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait to board a train in the subway on January 12, 2020 in New York

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    Bostonians in their underwear parade down Boylston Street after getting off of the subway at Copley Square during the annual No Pants Subway Ride in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 2020.

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    Participants in New York City ride to different areas throughout the city before ending up in Union Square and commemorating the shared experience with an after-party at Bar 13.

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    Participants in the 19th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" stripped down to their underwears, wait to board a train in the subway on January 12, 2020, in New York.

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  • Commuters strip down to their pants to celebrate No Pants Subway Ride

    On a lighter note, the aim of participants is to travel around town with just tighty-whities and lingerie on their lower halves in an effort to help people banish their January blues.

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The 'No Pants Subway Ride' event in which participating commuters travel in the subway without wearing pants began in New York in 2002 and soon spread to other leading cities in the world. This year on January 12 thousands of people in various cities went pantless to celebrate the 2020 edition of the 'No Pants Subway Ride' event   All pics: AFP