No Pants Subway Ride 2013: 5 Reasons to Ride the Subway Without Wearing Pants


In just two days, on January 13, city dwellers will celebrate the 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride, Improv Everywhere's yearly event that draws thousands of participants in New York and tens of thousands of participants around the entire world. That's a lot of pants-less people.

No Pants Subway Ride certainly isn't for everyone (including this author), especially with the amount of creepsters lurking around Manhattan and beyond, but here are five reasons to consider partaking in the highly-publicized gathering:

1) It's unusually warm outside right now.

It's going to be around 45-55 degrees in NYC this weekend. That's basically beach weather, so take advantage of the sunshine and heat! 

2) NYC is already weird enough (and the same goes for many cities).

New York is a bizarre place without No Pants Sunday, and given the amount of crazy things that happen on the subway alone on a regular basis, a person walking around without pants isn't all that bizarre. 

3) Bundling up is getting really annoying.

I'm so ready to stop dressing like this every morning. Aren't you?

And who doesn't miss dress-up days?!

It's kind of like that Mean Girls scene in which Cady Heron says Halloween is the "one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." This is the one day a year nobody can fault you for lacking the wherewithal to get fully dressed. And that's awesome. Think Lena Dunham in Tiny Furniture.