Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Photos: The No Pants Subway Ride Was a Bare Affair

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

On what could very well go down as the coldest day of the year, intrepid and irreverent Angelenos took to the Metro rails Sunday afternoon for the annual improv gathering known as the No Pants Subway Ride.

The event hardly necessitates further elaboration, but for the uninitiated, the No Pants Subway Ride is a couple of organized hours once a year during which participants ride on the subway without their pants. It's a global event, put together by the pranksters of Improv Everywhere.

This year in L.A. there were multiple factions of pants-free riders on different rail lines who bared their legs to the chilly January air and braved the bewildered and amused looks of fellow transit users.

Fear not--all the pantsless riders wore underthings--or, diapers, in the case of the youngest participants--so besides a bit of cheeky cheek and a lot of leg, our photos from the Union Station to Hollywood trek are safe for you to peruse at your desk.

Support for LAist comes from

Gallery: Subway Riders Strip Down to Their Skivvies on No Pants Day (2012)
They Came, They Rode, They Wore No Pants (2011)
On the Subway in Their Skivvies: No Pants Day 2010
LA Strips Down For 'No Pants Day 2k9'