No Pants Subway Ride Coming to Los Angeles
It's that time of year again for New Yorkers to get a fill of riding the subway with no pants. Luckily (or the opposite depending on how you feel), this year the annual Improv Everywhere event is spreading across the nation including Los Angeles on the afternoon of January 10th.
If you're thinking this might be illegal, it might be and it might be not. According to Metro's Chief of Transit Police, Commander Dan Finkelstein, this event and ones like this in the past are usually no big deal "if it's not going to impact the quality of life, the safety of the passengers and not in violation of the penal code." Basically, if you're not being disruptive and showing off private parts, the likelihood of a citation is little to none, but you never know, he said. It's all situational and depends on the context. In the past, the Sheriff's Subway Office, whose employees are savvy blog readers, has been respectful of such events and they just want to make sure things don't get out of control.
So if you're feeling a little risky and risqué, join GuerilLA's Los Angeles Facebook event page and enjoy the reactions you'll get from the unsuspecting public.
Past ImprovLA & GuerilLA footage:
Photo by Steph Goralnick (used with permission) via Gothamist; you can see her entire amazing set here