Normally, if you’re on a train and you spot someone wearing only their underwear on their bottom half, you switch carriages. Unless of course you’re in Essex, or travelling with Kim Kardashian, but generally speaking, it’s weird.
Well, running away wouldn’t have helped last Sunday (January 8th) when a flash mob of bareback riders invaded San Francisco’s BART rail network.
The event was (unsurprisingly) organised through Facebook where nearly 627 people signed-up to take part and bare all for no apparent reason, other than to put people off their breakfast.
New Yorkers have been taking part in these pant-less subway Sundays for years, inspiring many other cities to get involved in what seems to have become a global practical joke.
According to ‘Improv Everywhere,’ the organisation that first came up with the idea back in 2001, nearly 4,000 New Yorkers participated in this year’s subway ride with tens of thousands more participating in 59 cities in 27 countries around the world. This included London who had their no pants day on Monday (9th January) to the horror of the generally reserved British commuter and the joy of The Sun newspaper.
Keep an eye on www.improveverywhere.com for the official video. Hilarious!
By Rebecca Jones