No Pants Subway Ride Day: Hundreds of people went to work just in their underwear (PHOTO)
Passengers from London took off their pants in honour of the No Pants Subway Ride Day, which returned to the capital today for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Hundreds of travellers joined the no pants party, which first began on the other side of the Atlantic – in New York 20 years ago.
The Elizabeth line, which was opened last year, welcomed its first passengers without pants, with hundreds of people traveling in their underwear to the annual event, which began in New York two decades ago.
At the event organized by The Stiff Upper Lip Society, people wore business clothes on the upper parts of their bodies, while wearing only underwear, socks and shoes on the lower part.
The event is part of the global no pants subway ride, which began in New York in 2002 and has since spread to more than 60 cities around the world.
How has the tradition been established for travellers?
The unusual tradition was created by Improv Everywhere, a comedy performance art group, in New York in 2002.
“The mission began as a little joke with seven guys and it has grown into an international celebration of folly, with dozens of cities around the world participating every year,” Improv Everywhere said in a statement.