January 11th, 2010 11:19 EST
Hundreds Participate In No Pants Subway Ride
Hundreds of New Yorkers with an exhibitionist streak spent Sunday afternoon riding the subways in boxers, briefs and lacy panties during the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride, despite chilly weather.
The group Improv Everywhere, a group that says its mission is to cause `scenes of chaos and joy in public places,` organized the stunt." Read More
Many newspapers covering this event featured photographs of beautiful women in underwear riding the subway. But I know how crowded the New York City subways are, and with my luck I`d be standing next to two old guys in their tidy whities. (or maybe not so tidy)
If Improv Everywhere scheduled the next No Pants Subway Ride in the middle of the summer, they would have thousands of participants.
Participants were told to act like nothing unusual was going on. Bad advice! If the ladies were advised to use the poles you hold on to as stripper poles, there would have been more joy and less chaos.
Nothing like this would ever happen in the small city I live in. If a lady boarded a bus wearing a miniskirt and a sports bra it would be the talk of the town for months.
Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes