While you’re holiday shopping you might want to throw an extra pair of cute panties in your basket for yourself to wear on the No Pants Subway Ride! January 2010 will mark the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride, organized by Improv Everywhere and held in New York City (with smaller groups also participating in cities around the globe). The event is just what it sounds like – participants will strip down to their undies and ride the subway as a large public prank. Everyone acts like nothing is out of the ordinary – if asked why they aren’t wearing pants, they simply reply “oh, I must have forgotten to put them on.” The stunt started in 2002 with only 7 men participating, but it has grown so large that in 2009 there were 1,200 participants in NYC and over 1,000 others around the world. Wearing your underwear in public is perfectly legal in New York City so you only risk awkward stares. Here is some footage from 2009’s ride (with some hilarious reactions from fellow passengers):
If I was going to participate, I think I’d wear b.tempt’d – their panties are cute enough to show off, usually have a decent amount of coverage (which you’ll probably be grateful for if you end up in the next public video!), and they are inexpensive enough that it won’t break your heart if you fall in the snow with them!