The sixth annual No Pants AZ Light Rail Ride will be happening on January 12th 2014. The local jokers at Improv AZ have confirmed the date and will be participating in this national day of pantslessness the Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway riders.
Per Improv AZ:
“REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
1) Willing to take pants off on light rail.
2) Able to keep a straight face about it.
** THIS IS A PARTICIPATORY EVENT. DO NOT SHOW UP UNLESS YOU PLAN TO TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF. THIS INCLUDES THE MEDIA! **”
At first, a No Pants Light Rail Ride might sound a bit odd, or even obscene, but don’t let that stop you from meeting up with a bunch of strangers and dropping your trousers on the light rail. It’s all in fun. Really.
If you are attending the 2014 No Pants AZ Light Rail Ride, you should just “act normal.”
For the no pants AZ light rail ride, all you have to do is “Act normal - Stay with your group. Sit in the car like you normally would. If questioned, tell folks that you “forgot to wear pants” and yes you are “a little cold.” Insist that it is a coincidence that others also forgot their pants. Be nice and friendly and normal.
Like any other ride, you can read a magazine or a news paper, listen to your iPod, get some work done on your smart phone, etc. The emphasis is on casual. Just ( as best you can) act “normal.” The last thing anyone wants is for people to do anything stupid. Improv Everywhere tells us: “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. All responsibility for your actions during this event are entirely your own.”
When: Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Bring: A backpack and purchase a light rail pass
See the 2014 No Pants AZ Facebook invite to join the conversation
Starting Points from past events have been as follows but we have not heard of the “official” places for the 2014 event:
WEST SIDE START: Montebello/19th Ave
EAST SIDE START: Sycamore/Main
END AT: Mill Ave/3rd Street (then head South to where Robbie Fox’s once was)
Be on time! Be at the West Side or East Side starting point station and ready to board the train at 1:00pm sharp. It is the same time for both stops. Be early if you need to, especially if you need to buy a light rail pass.
Watch for Team Leaders (identified by a red bandana tied to their bag): The Team Leaders may try to split people into small groups to board different trains, depending how many people show up.
If you are not a regular light rail rider, you should be aware of a few things:
Purchase a light rail pass for just $4.00. Also, the park and ride lots are FREE of charge. Each end of the line stations that are starting points for the 2014 No Pants Light Rail Ride have large park and ride lots. See the light rail map below for station locations:
View Phoenix Valley METRO Light Rail Map in a larger map
Believe it or not, this national day of pantless hilarity happens all over the world.
Below is a video of the fearless No Pants AZ leader, Jeff Moriarty, telling us about the event. While I
stole borrowed most of the information from the “official No Pants AZ site,” I thought it would be cool to have you hear it from him, as well.
Thanks to SheilaDee for this No Pants AZ video from the 2009 event!
Still wondering if No pants AZ is your cup of tea? Check out the pictures from the “No Pants Day” set on Flickr…
More updates and information can be found on the “official” 2014 Light Rail No Pants Day web site / Facebook page and can usually be found via Twitter by following the #NoPantsAZ hash tag.
Have fun and enjoy the ride!