The 6th Annual No Pants Light Rail Ride is coming up on Sunday, January 12th. This event is part of the International No Pants Subway Ride started by Improv Everywhere. On this day, tens of thousands of people will be riding their public transportation without their pants. We expected hundreds of people to participate in the Phoenix ride. It’s going to be a ton of fun – we hope you can join us.
The Basic Info
There are only 2 main requirements for participating in this flash mob:
1) Be willing ride the light rail without your pants.
2) Be able to keep a straight face about it.
Now for some details…
When: Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 PM (Over around 4 PM)
Where: Start at any Park & Ride location along the Light Rail – details below.
Bring: A backpack/bag and a Light Rail pass.
Wear: Normal winter clothes (jacket, hat, etc)
Facebook: You can RSVP to the Facebook Event
Mid-ride party: Angels Trumpet Ale House
What To Wear
You can wear almost any type of underwear you want – except thongs or g-strings. If you’re going to wear boxers we encourage you to wear briefs underneath them in case your fly separates. You can get in trouble for indecent exposure if you reveal too much!
Take your pants off on the light rail platform or before you get there. If you’re worried you will be cold on the platform, you can take off your pants on the train, just be aware that’s a little bit trickier and more crowded.
If you are wearing your pants to the event, bring a bag or purse to carry them once you de-pants.
How To Act
Do NOT tell people you are doing a prank! While you’re riding, act as if nothing strange is going on. Do what you’d normally do on the light rail – listen to your iPhone, read a book, etc. You have no idea why others are not wearing pants. If anyone asks, have a simple excuse prepared for why you’re not wearing pants – you were hot, you forgot them, etc.
We will have photographers on hand to take pictures documenting the event. We need everyone else to just act casually. If you bring a camera, be very discrete and only take a few pictures. It’s supposed to look like a normal train ride.
Don’t disrupt the Light Rail! While the Phoenix Police Department said that wearing your underwear in public isn’t illegal, don’t do anything dumb. You are responsible for all your actions during this event.
We’re changing things up this year, and rather than have everyone start at just two locations, you can start at any Park & Ride location you wish! Just go to one of the Light Rail stops listed below, and board the first train that arrives after the time listed. We’re all headed to the same place, so don’t worry if you get on a different train than other people. We’re trying to spread out the fun!
Make sure you arrive in time to get a Light Rail pass from one of the machines at the stations!
If this is your first year doing it and you want to be at a station with someone from ImprovAZ, go to the 19th Ave & Montebello or Price/101 & Apache locations, but really you can start anywhere!
If you’re starting from the west side of town, here’s where to go:
|West Side Stops||Board First Eastbound Train After|
|19th Ave. & Montebello||1:30 pm|
|19th Ave. & Camelback||1:30 pm|
|7th Ave. & Camelback||1:30 pm|
|Central Ave. & Camelback||1:30 pm|
If you’re starting on the east side of town, start here:
|East Side Stops||Board First Westbound Train After|
|Sycamore & Main||1:15 pm|
|Price/101 & Apache||1:15 pm|
|McClintock & Apache||1:15 pm|
|Dorsey & Apache||1:15 pm|
|38th St & Washington||1:30 pm|
Where to Stop
Everyone exit the train at the Central and Roosevelt Station.
Our mid-ride party will be at Angels Trumpet Ale House. They will have some specials for us if you want to grab a bite or a pint. This is an all-ages place, so minors are welcome. We’ll stay here for about an hour or so, but you are free to leave early if you need to, or stay later if you’re having fun.
It will be about a 5 minute walk from the Roosevelt station, so bring those (temporary) pants if you need them (see above).
Handy Map & Cheat Sheet
Here’s a handy No Pants Google Map of all the starting locations, the exit location, and how to find Angels Trumpet Ale House.
And you can print out this cheat sheet of where the stops are and other basic info to take with you on the ride.
Updates and Pictures
Make sure you RSVP for the Facebook Event – that’s where we will post any last minute updates, and information as we’re going along!
You can follow us on Twitter for any last minute news or updates as we go. The hashtag to use for Twitter (or Instagram, Flickr, or anywhere else is):#NoPantsPhx
Ask away either here or on Facebook!