The No Pants AZ Light Rail Ride is back for more fun this Sunday, January 10th, 2010 beginning at 2:00 pm. Last year’s No Pants Light Rail ride was the first annual AZ trip in joining Improv Everywhere’s “9th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride.”
At first, it 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. Really.
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.”
Remember that you Don’t take off your pants until you’re on the train –Once the train starts moving, remove your pants and put them in a bag, backpack, briefcase, etc and act as if you are taking any other normal light rail ride. The only difference here is, you are not wearing any pants.
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 10 at 2:00 PM Sharp! (Over by around 4:00)
Bring: A backpack and purchase a light rail pass.
Wear: Normal clothes (hat, jacket, etc)
Mid Party: There will be a mostly unofficial gathering at the Arizona Center Starbucks which is near the midway point.
There are two starting points – choose whichever one is closest to you: You should plan to arrive early, especially if you need to buy your light rail pass. The 2:00 start is approximate as I believe trains arrive every 20 minutes on Sundays.
FROM THE WEST SIDE
Start: Montebello/19th Ave
Stop: 1st Ave & Van Buren
Return: Central & Van Buren
FROM THE EAST SIDE
Stop: 3rd St & Washington
Return: 3rd St & Jefferson
Check out the Light Rail map for more details on the station locations.
RSVP: You can tell them you will be there and get even more information at the No pants AZ Facebook Page.
Once you arrive at your destination, exit at your station and follow a Team Leader (who will be recognizable by a red bandana tied to their bag) to the Arizona Center, where we will be getting a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
At 3:15 start heading back to your Return stations. Try to stay with your group, but if you need to leave earlier (or want to stay later) that’s entirely up to you and your group. The same rules apply as above.
Believe it or not, this national day of pantless hilarity happens all over the world.
Below is a video of our 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,” Jeff and 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 last years event!
Still wondering if No pants AZ is your cup of tea? Check out the pictures from the “No Pants Day” set on Flickr…
Come on out, show some love for the light rail…