For the most part, Brits are pretty reserved. Rarely the first to open up or share information beyond the polite topics of conversation – until everyone’s drunk – they still respect the conservative customs demonstrated by the Royals.
Until you give them an opportunity to take off their pants (trousers) in public.
This year’s was No Pants Subway Ride was brilliant. Different than last year’s experience in New York, the London event was put together by a group of actors and improv folks known as The Stiff Upper Lip Society. The funny and friendly group stuck to the principles of ride the tube like you would on a normal day and don’t do anything that would draw attention to yourself.
Overall the event was a blast and some of my friends that weren’t able to attend this year are marking their calendars for 2013.
Since pictures (and videos) speak louder than words, enjoy this pantsless montage.
One of the other people on our train (Photo from Paul Ottavio’s Flickr stream)
Ciara and I following the underground ride (Photo compliments of portrait and travel photographer Paul Ottavio.)
Additional photos from Demotix: click here.
Additional photo on Metro’s website: click here.
The Daily Mail’s take on the No Pants Subway Ride: click here.
A great video recap of the London experience (Ciara and I walking through Paddington Station is the video preview still and again at 2:03):
The 2012 New York recap video:
The story of the first No Pants Subway Ride in 2002 in New York City: