Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pantless Prague

Someone asked me why people were riding the metro without pants on Sunday...here you go!

For more info, here's the article from CZECHPOSITION.COM

Dozens of Czechs join in global ‘pantsless’ subway prank
As part of ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ prank, young Czechs on Sunday dropped their trousers while riding the Prague metro
SOCIETY                                                                                                                   Brian Kenety | 09.01.2012
© Improv Everywhere

People from 27 countries, including the Czech Republic, took part on Sunday in the 11th annual “No Pants Subway Ride” — a kind of flash mob-style happening that was the brainchild of the New York group Improv Everywhere, which takes pride in “causing scenes of chaos and joy in public spaces.”

According to local press reports (see the iDNES.cz photo gallery here), about two dozen young people traveled through the Prague metro from the stations of Muzeum and Florenc on Sunday wearing no pants (in the case of the four young women who took part, they donned ultra- miniskirts).

The pranksters had met at the Wenceslas Square and took to the underground with a banner reading “no pants, no problem.” Some of the young men made a point of wearing comical boxer shorts.

In New York, an estimated 4,000 people of all ages took part in the prank, according to Improv Everywhere, which said the event — organized through Facebook and other social media — was staged in 59 cities in 27 countries.

© YouTube The story of the first No Pants Subway Ride in 2002 in New York City (refresh your browser if video isn’t visible)