A section of New Yorkers took the NYC subway system in their undies to celebrate the No Pants Ride also called the No Pants Subway Ride, an event celebrated in several cities throughout the country. Participants pretend that they do not know each other and if asked, claim that they simply "forgot" their pants. The liberation of breaking a social taboo and seeing the reaction of people not aware of the event generally makes the event fun for its participants.
The first No Pants Subway Ride took place in 2002 with seven riders and has grown since then. In 2009 over 1,200 people participated in New York and over 3,500 participated this year.
The New York event is organized by a collective called Improv Everywhere. Here are some photos taken on Sunday, January 9, 2011. The temperature outside was 29 degrees Fahrenheit.
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