Our 1st Report From Sunday's "No Pants!" Link Light Rail Ride (w/pics)

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of reports on Sunday’s “No Pants! Link Light Rail Ride,” where Reporter Gina Bourdage was brave (or foolish) enough to ride public transportation and drop trou. Look for more reports soon, including a first-hand video from Bart Bryan and Mark Neuman]

by Gina Bourdage

Most days being in your undies in public would be the nightmare we just woke up from.

Today is not that day.

After a frenzied Internet campaign via Facebook, the NYC group Improv Everywhere convinced people nationwide, myself included, to ride public transit today in their skivvies.

I have had that little voice in the back of my head ask me numerous times “What the heck are you thinking?!” and to be completely honest I have tried to talk myself out of participating.

In hindsight of the type of year 2009 turned out to be, most of us could use a little more light-hearted humor in 2010.

According to the Improv Everywhere website, “not taking life too seriously” is exactly the reason behind the nationwide “No Pants!” rides on buses, trains and subways all over the country today.

So relax, take a deep breath, drop trou and enjoy life…

Yep, actually getting out of the car and taking off the pants without the little voice telling me i am officially crazy was impossible. If it weren’t for the other twenty or so fellow pantsless participants I might turn and run. It is a little odd with children pointing “Hey mommy?!” but thank goodness everyone is “decent” and there’s nothing here you wouldn’t see on a beach.

After the first stop half the train is pants free. Who knew it was so easy to get people to rock their undies in public?

Oh boy this went to another level when i just saw a pantsless family.

I am impressed with the level that we, the pantsless mob, have pulled this off. Never have I seen so many strangers be so friendly with a smile and supportive silent acknowledgment that there really is something bigger going on here.

The confused and bewildered looks of the unsuspecting other riders is worth all the initial butterflies.

I encourage everyone to be a part of something that brings people together the way this has.

Here are some pics of the event (more to come so keep checking back, and if you participated and have some, please email us!):

Photo of pantsless women at Sea-Tac Airport courtesy Monica Guzman of SeattlePI.com.

Here are some pics sent in by Readers “xtina” and “hollywood,” who added:

“The ride was great…So much fun we got off and on at different spots … ending at Westlake and walked to Fox Sports Bar where we enjoyed a cold one in our undies… Way fun”

Read Report #2 here.

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5 Responses to “Our 1st Report From Sunday's "No Pants!" Link Light Rail Ride (w/pics)”
  1. CC says:


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    • Heidi Freeman says:

      OMG how great is this. I saw earlier this week that this was going to happen but I completely forgot! I would have loved to be apart of that. Nice job everyone! Go Burien lol

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  2. “twenty or so other participants”…?!

    I think that this reporter missed the meeting of 300-400 people at Westlake center prior to the event. Might want to read the facebook event page more carefully next time ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’d love a mention of Emerald City Improv, the group that organized this, in the next post ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. janet says:

    great gams, gina! way to go.

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  4. Gina says:

    I opted to participate by boarding at a different location from the main group as did many others. It was all in fun. Seattle improv does get credit for making and event invite on facebook for this years event.

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