In the dead of a Montreal winter, there’s an event just for the confident and the brave — the No Pants Metro Ride happening in the middle of the coldest month of the year.
Sure, the No Pants Subway Ride, as it’s known everywhere else, might be fine in some other cities, but Montreal in January is usually brutal. Whatever you or I think about it, they will drop the pants on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Montreal.
In case you didn’t know it, the No Pants Subway Ride happens all over the world, not just in Canada and the U.S. It started 17 years ago in New York by Improv Everywhere.
So, what’s the point of this weird event? Apparently, there isn’t much to it. Basically, they just organized it to celebrate silliness. It has nothing to do with politics, any charity, or cause.
No pants doesn’t mean no clothes at all because that would get you arrested! The whole idea is to wear some nice boxers, briefs, or panties.
It also means being respectful. Organizers ask that you “please refrain from being loud, obnoxious, and bothering other riders.“
So, if you want to take part in this celebration of silliness, then, on January 12, be at the Sherbrooke metro station at 2 PM, immediately past the turnstiles. At 2:30 PM is when you’ll get on the metro without your pants and it ends at 4 PM, probably with a few good drinks.
For more info: Improv Everywhere