The No Pants Subway Ride, an annual event organized by New-York-based Improv Everywhere but which has since expanded around the world, came to Montreal again last weekend, though it received fairly little media attention (which is probably for the best, at least until after the fact).
In this slickly-produced video shot by Étienne Marcoux and edited by Vincent Laurin, dozens of participants take the metro with no pants on in the middle of January and act as if that’s perfectly normal, prompting odd expressions from hapless bystanders.
Montreal has seen other such rides in the past, with mixed amounts of success. Nice to see the tradition kept alive.
Wouldn’t this event make more sense, have more impact (assuming that’s part of the goal here) and potentially involve more people if it was done in the spring or summer in Montreal ?
The whole point of it is to confuse innocent bystanders. Hence the idea of going pantsless on the metro during the dead of winter, the time when you’re least likely to see bare legs.