Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to Bare It All…And Get Away With It

No Pants Day 2011

Join over 3,500 other people without pants in New York City for No Pants Day. 

Sunday, January 9th was the 10th Annual No Pants Day, an unclothed festivity celebrated in over 20 countries around the globe.  Created by Improv Everywhere to be a secret mission to shock other straphangers has become more than an urban myth (My boyfriend’s neighbor’s friend did that a couple years ago) due to an increase in participants each year. 

Now I have done it!

There were six meet up locations throughout the city; I chose Maria Hernandez Park in my neighborhood.  After doing the Polar Dip the week before, the cold didn’t frighten me, but I was scared.  You know the dream when you leave the house without pants.  Well, this is one dream about to come true.  I was terrified.  What if my underwear came down with my pants?  What exactly is proper etiquette for wedgie removal without pants?  These were genuine, reasonable questions!

Wearing my I Love JETS panties, I walked with my fellow exhibitionists to the L train.  I took my pants off at Montrose Street and rode bravely all the way to the end of the line.  As a team, we walked across the platform at 8th Ave to go back down to Union Square for the No Pants Party! 

No pants!  There were people with no clothes (other than a strategically placed sock)!  This quickly became a sea of naked, chanting people trying to get passers by to declothe. 

People loved my underwear!  Everywhere I walked people were taking pictures of my butt and that was okay!  Jets chants followed me the rest of the day. J-E-T-S!  It was smart I spent a week planning exactly what to wear (and that the Jets beat the Colts the night before).  I need to start preparing for next year; I’m thinking thermal. 

In the end, the best part of the day was meeting similarly naked and adventurous people, oh and putting my pants back on.    

1 comment:

  1. just had to throw a comment in there about how the jets beat the colts didn't you?