It started in 2002 as a simple idea. “I was on the train one day and thought it would be funny if people got on different stops doing something strange and acted like they didn’t know each other,” said Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere and Creator of the “No Pants Subway Ride.”
Todd added, “It was winter at the time and extremely cold. I thought it would be funny if people were wearing winter hats, scarfs, gloves, boots, but no pants.”
It was a simple idea that has since exploded. The “No Pants Subway Ride” now exists in more than 60 cites in 25 countries. “In 2008, people started doing it at other cities as well,” said Todd. “People just e-mailed me and said, ‘Hey, can I do this in Chicago, LA, and all over the world.'”
With the biggest of the rides being held in New York City, where Todd started the event, LittleThings decided to check it out ourselves.
Here are some photos from this year’s ride in NYC.
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