Friday, January 11, 2013

Charlotte is getting in on a pantless act this Sunday by participating in the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, which was founded by Improv Everywhere in New York City. According to the NYC organizers, last year nearly 4,000 people participated in New York, and tens of thousands more participated in 59 cities in 27 countries around the world.

As far as I know, this will be Charlotte's first year. Here's a brief rundown of what's going down this Sunday, January 13 on Charlotte's light rail, if you want to participate.

Meet at the LYNX Blue Line Scaleybark Station (3750 South Blvd.), which is a park and ride stop, at 3 p.m. Bring a backpack or purse to put your pants in, and purchase a light rail ticket. You're advised to wear normal clothes and undergarments (this is not a streaking event), and lucky for you Charlotte's weather for Sunday is forecast to be an unseasonably warm high of 73 degrees. The participants will board the 3:22 p.m. train. When you take off your pants, you're supposed to act nonchalant and pretend as if you don't know anyone else who's taken off their pants or why you all are doing it. After your group has successfully dropped-trou and ridden the light rail several miles to Uptown, you'll hop back on and head to South End to celebrate at Common Market (1515 S. Tryon St.), shortly after 4 p.m.

Get complete details about the 2013 Charlotte No Pants Light Rail Ride at And follow along on Twitter using the #CLTNoPants hashtag.

Below are two videos of Improv Everywhere's successful run in the pantless series. The first describes how the event got started in 2002, and the second video recaps last year's event.

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