- Montreal's No Pants Metro Ride is back for another year and taking place in mid-January!
- What better way to start off the new year than taking part in a collective pantless metro experience?
- Get all the details below!
Have you ever taken the metro in the winter, paused, looked around and wondered, "what would make this trip more enjoyable?" If your answer to that question was, "why of course, this would be so much better if I wasn't wearing any pants!" Then do we have something to brighten your day; Montreal's No Pants Metro Ride is coming back to the city next month.
On, Sunday, January 12, you are invited to take a ride on the metro sans pants and sans a care in the world with other like-minded bottomless Montrealers.
To amend the above, it's not so much bottomless, as it is a time to break out your most dashing pair of undies that demand to see the light of day.
The No Pants Subway (Metro, in Montreal) Ride is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York back in 2002.
According to its website, this is a "celebration of silliness and nothing more. It is absurdity for absurdity’s sake. Please do not attach a political message, charitable cause, or sponsorship to this experience." Though, it would be nice to see someone try.
The organizers ask, "please leave the passageways clear and open for riders to flow freely to and from trains. This means don't entirely block the bridge or crowd the barriers."
And of course, "please refrain from being loud, obnoxious, and bothering other riders."
It should be a day like any other for public transportation — minus the feeling of living in a recurring nightmare where you've forgotten your pants in public — try to follow the usual metro etiquette.
If you're itching to let it all hang out, then you can meet up with the group at Sherbrooke station just past the turnstiles at 2 p.m. on January 12. And then, at 2:30 p.m. get ready to get a little crazy, take off your pants, and jump on the metro.
The No Pants Ride ends at 4 p.m. and if you haven't had enough of your new fellow pantless friends, then you can keep the party going at a local bar. Most likely it will be Saint Houblon on rue St-Denis near the Berri UQAM metro station.
But keep an eye on the event page, which will be updated with the exact location.
The whole event is in good fun and a little tongue in cheek (ehem). The idea is to behave as if you don't know one another and that a lack of pants is no big deal.
You'll see participants dressed in everything from just a winter jacket to a shirt and tie. Think business on top, party on the bottom — it's like the body version of a mullet.
The No Pants Subway Ride initially started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of fun. Last year 25 cities worldwide took part in the event.
There is no official word on sitting while on the metro (please, maybe don't).
The Annual No Pants Metro Ride 2020
When: January 12; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Sherbrooke Metro Station
Cost: The price of a metro ticket