Getting cheeky on European subways: No pants subway ride
If you’re traveling throughout some of Europe’s larger cities — including Berlin, London, Munich and Paris, you might be in for a cheeky surprise when riding the subway this Sunday. On Jan. 8, 2017, riders in more than 60 cities worldwide will be peeling off their pants for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.
Started in 2002 by the New York city-based comedy troupe, Improv Everywhere, the simple prank was meant to garner laughs and smiles from unassuming passengers. With props such as newspapers, tablets and phones, participants act as though it’s a normal, everyday ride — just sans trousers.
There are some rules: You’ll need to have a valid subway ticket, those partaking in the prank must have some sort of undergarment on (no commandos, please), and pants are required when exiting to city streets. If you’re interested in partaking, or just want advanced warning to shield your eyes, here is a list of the 12 major cities in Europe participating this year: