The SkyTrain gets you from point A to point B, like from home to the office, to a shopping destination with the family, from the game to a restaurant, or even a Halloween Party. However next Sunday, one specific SkyTrain ride will have the sole purpose of dropping trou.
No Pants SkyTrain Ride January 2015
Since the first event in New York in 2002, the No Pants SkyTrain Ride coincides with an annual, global stunt that will see pants drop on mass transit in major cities on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
In Vancouver, the ride is organized by Improv Anywhere who has some very basic rules and instructions: “Board the Skytrain. As soon as the doors shut, stand up and take your pants off and put them in your backpack. If anyone asks you why you’ve removed your pants, tell them that they were “getting uncomfortable” (or something along those lines).” The mission is to make people laugh, not annoy them. For more specific assignment details, visit the official No Pants SkyTrain Ride Facebook event page.
The requirements for participation are also very straightforward: “Willing to take your pants off. Able to keep a straight face about it.”
If you’re up for pulling down your pants, you can join other participants next Sunday, January 11th at 2:30pm, as they start out from Broadway station (meeting at ground level by the escalators on the South side of Broadway). Everyone is required to have paid/valid fare.
Follow @ImprovAnywhere on Twitter and the tags #NPSR and #Standupandplay for more information about the event and the after party.