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No Pants Light Rail 2020 – January 12
January 12, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm$4.00
I know what you are thinking…Kristin’s lost it! Riding the Light Rail with NO PANTS! Hey…it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
No Pants Light Rail (NPLR) began as the No Pants Subway Ride that started in 2002 when with 7 NYC subway riders threw caution to the wind and dropped their drawers. Since then, the event as spread across the country and around the world.
I last participated in NPLR in 2016 with my zany friend Debbie. That’s also the first time NPLR was held in Moscow, Russia***. The participants were investigated by the police under the offense of the “instigating of mass public disorder”, however there are opinions the accusations would not stand ground, since the organizers’ goal was to make people laugh. Needless to say our freedom of expression and pantlessness is much easier to pull off here in Phoenix.
The point of this is to have fun and meet some people who, like you, don’t take things to seriously. There is something about being with a group of randomly under-dressed strangers that really breaks down the barriers of communication. Single friends: it can’t be any worse than online dating.
WHEN AND WHERE
Details will emerge on the NPLR Facebook page but in the meantime, let’s plan to meet at 12:45 at the light rail station at Mesa Drive. There’s plenty of parking and you can get your ticket ($4 for and all-day pass) right on the platform. We will catch the first train after 1:00PM and ride to downtown Phoenix and meet-up for the “after party” and a yet to be named location. I will update this post as details emerge.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
WHAT TO WEAR
You can wear almost any type of underwear you want – except thongs or g-strings. Whatever you wear, make sure you keep your naughty bits covered so you don’t end up getting in trouble.
Take your pants off on the light rail platform or before you get there. If you’re worried you will be cold on the platform, you can take off your pants after you board the train, but it’s trickier with the crowd. If you wear pants to the event, bring a bag or purse to carry them once you drop your drawers.
HOW TO ACT
Do NOT tell people you are doing a prank! While you’re riding, act as if nothing strange is going on – no matter what. Do what you’d normally do on the light rail – you have no idea why others are not wearing pants. If anyone asks, have a simple excuse prepared for why you’re not wearing pants – you were hot, you forgot them, etc.
We will have photographers on hand to take pictures documenting the event. We need everyone else to just be casual. If you bring a camera, be discreet and only take a few pictures. It’s supposed to look like a normal train ride.
Do not disrupt the Light Rail! While the Phoenix Police Department said that wearing your underwear in public isn’t illegal, don’t do anything dumb. You are responsible for all your actions during this event.
Check out pics from last year’s NPLR for some fashion tips!
***Don’t even start complaining about the cold. They do this in Moscow, for Pete’s sake!