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By: Tom Ritter

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:48:16 +0000

RW Car 7 - Leather Jacket, Black Boxers, White T-Shirt that read "I'm sorry, I can't read you over the sound of my own awesome." Shouts to Beth Ann, James, Ryan, Katie, and Alex - feel free to look me up on Facebook or Couchsurfing. On the way down, after the first group of 8 gets off, I'm still pretending not to notice. A guy is visiting from England with his friend, I'm sitting next to him. He tells his friend this is so surreal. I ask what's going on - he informs me "Everyone is taking their trousers off!" I respond that, well, if they're getting away with it, I'm going for it. Pantless, I get off the train, leaving a very baffled Englishman in my wake. An uneventful ride up and down and then to Union Square. Sidecar was a disaster, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. I got in right before they closed the door, and immediately left. Went across the street to Shades of Green - great fun, hanging out with the calf contest, group photo, and completely random pantless band that assembled. All in all, tremendous fun; however it was crowded, and soo many pantless people it became less strange almost. I would recommend expanding to double the number of subway lines.

By: man in MTA cap

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 07:33:44 +0000

Just adding to my previous post, it was a lot of fun and a joy to meet everyone! Think a coupla people dropped out and didn't board the train at City Hall. Alex and Devon(not sure if that's the correct spelling of your name), hope to see you next year! Don't worry, things gets easier as you go along!

By: gillian

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:33:50 +0000

will be adding more photos from the day here!

By: Brother Jason

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 02:03:14 +0000

I hope you read Sister Jen's testimonial a few comments above, for she speaks the truth, but I want you to know that all is forgiven. I have Good News to report! A vast majority of those with whom we spoke and to whom we gave pamphlets re-panted and accepted Pants into their life by the end of the night! It was truly a miracle. Hallelujah!

By: Alissa

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:40:42 +0000

This was my first task as an agent for Improv Everywhere and I had a blast! I only learned of it the night before and late that night I tried on multiple half-outfits to see which looked the most ridiculous sans pants. I settled on a business-woman look with a blazer and collared blue shirt. I also brought a binder to use as a report or portfolio. After exiting the subway pantless and waiting for the next train, I pretended to take notes in the binder. They read like, "I can't believe I'm not wearing pants, I'm crazy, what the f*%K am I doing?" Ah but it was totally worth it. The people I met during No Pants 2k8 were fabulous, and it's unfortunate to hear comments from those who didn't appreciate the joke, or that some pantless participants alienated others by being too aggressive. If anyone is interested, my photos are here: Right when I got off the subway the first time, there was a professional camera and a video camera and I can't find those images anywhere. I'll keep looking because as fun as my pictures are, I want to see photos from those first nervous moments! But, if anyone sees them, let me know! Shout out to all of my pantless budies! You know who you are!

By: Hyper_koi

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:18:19 +0000

i had a lovley time team 3!! on the red line i was in the third car and stuffs some lady asked if i was going thru an initiation. hee heee thanks for all the awesome people who grouped up to go to virgin mega store,staples and barns and noble hahahaha and taking off the pants of strangers too hahaha cant wait for next year!

By: Agent BlueLeopard

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 23:46:48 +0000

Just wanted to add a little bit to my tale. Saturday night after the event I ended up doing a very brief phone-in interview about participating in No Pants 2k8 on The Hooter & Greenway Show (an internet radio show out of Buffalo, NY). I wanted to link to the audio archive of it, but they haven't uploaded it yet...

By: Jen Loves Pants

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 23:46:12 +0000

As one of the ProPants "I HEART PANTS" folks, I was shocked at the reception we got from most of you pantsless folks. We hoped to provide you with something unexpected and hopefully hilarious to giggle about and you jeered us, aggressively. When you react so strongly and negatively to our joke on you, one mirroring exactly the joke you have been so pleased to play on the rest of the city, maybe that means you should stop for a moment, come down from the pantsless high, and remember that itâ€(image) s supposed to be fun.. for everyone. Many of you interacted with us one on one, were nice, obviously playing along with the joke, and we loved you. On the other hand, some of you forced passersby to remove their clothing by forming circles and aggressively chanting at them. You physically restrained my preacher friend to tear his pants off. You assaulted someone at an ImprovEverywhere event, No Pantsers. This is not just someone taking a joke too seriously – you laid hands on someone and forcibly removed their clothing. What happened to the happy-go-lucky folks from MP3 experiments and other pranks? Several people criticized and questioned all of No Pants based on your behavior, calling you chanters the most negative part of their experience. You drove people away from this event by belligerently forcing participation in an event that is 100% voluntary. ProPants will be back next year, to provide entertainment for you, and to add something new to No Pants that only you, the people who actually get out and attend, get to enjoy. Leave the antagonism at home, enjoy the joke, and weâ€(image) ll see you at No Pants 2k9!

By: Kira

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:15:30 +0000

Thanks to everyone for the amazing memories. Everything was great! Key moments: Gathering on the subway prior to de-pantsing and meeting friends (Raffy, Jed)who continued to stay-pantless w/me for the rest of the night. Having a women rant to us about how the "MTA and the government were behind this atrocity" Seeing a pantless peer pretending to sleep on the subway. Random foreigners take pictures of us with their cellphone cameras. Having a cop ask my friend why she had no pants on. To almost causing an accident when a cabby saw 6 pantless people crossing the street To getting random people take off their pants at Union Square and Crocodile Lounge. To having pizza grease all over me and my undies at Crocodile Lounge. Thanks for all the new friends( you know who you are-Jason, Eric,Lindsey, etc!) See you next year.

By: Laura

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:19:24 +0000

6 Train, Cart 5. Too much fun, especially waiting on the platform for 10 minutes for the next 6 train. I actually ran into someone I knew while I was pantsless, kind of awkward. Can't till next year!!