No Pants Day recap: "Everything can be more fun without pants"
Here is Bluebummer’s account of last Saturday’s No Pants Day Chicago. He also took the photos, so thanks for sharing, Justin Hardesty! (There are more photos in the continuation.)
It worked very well. The plan was that there were three groups. Each group had a different car and each person or couple people were assigned a stop.
At the stop before yours you would stand up and lose your pants, stow them away in your bag, and then exit at your stop. Then you would wait for the next train and enter the same car you exited on the previous train.
It was fun to watch the reactions as someone would get on the train and see the first no pants person. Then they would take a seat and notice the big picture. The look on their faces would go from “OK, that was strange” to “what the hell!” Once everyone was depantsed and aboard the second train it was pretty full of both bottomed and non-bottomed people.
When we arrived at Monroe everyone exited the train. The platform was soon flooded with pants-less individuals. On the way back north the reactions when everyone got on the train at the same time was priceless.
The lady who was sitting right next to me had no idea what just happened. She was floored. She then asked me why I have no pants on. I told her, “My roommate was yelling at me and I ran out of my apartment and COMPLETELY forgot my pants.” She said, “OK then what is everyone else’s story”
I told her I had no Idea what their stories were and maybe she should ask them. She asked the girl sitting directly across from me. The girl looked right into her eyes and said, “Sorority initiation” and rolled her eyes.
We then each got off at designated stops and did the same going back up to Granville. When we reached Granville we got off the train and went back over to our meeting spot and took a no pants picture in the parking lot.
All in all very successful first no pants for Chicago! I learned everything can be more fun without pants!
Here are more photos by Justin. See a Sun-Times story here.