It was our 5th year running the ‘No Pants Tram Ride‘ event in Adelaide, South Australia. This year we were one of 59 cities worldwide participating in Improv Everywhere’s Global No Pants Subway Ride. After temperatures in the low 40?s C the weekend before we were unlucky to have a cold and rainy day on January 8th and had a pretty small turnout of 8 for our ride. Still, it was great fun as always and we got some good reactions.
For the second leg of our ride (riding from Glenelg back into the city) we did our variation on the standard ride, dubbed ‘Pants for Peace.’ We have our participants spread throughout the tram and about halfway through the ride, one person starts walking through and telling people she is collecting pants for a charity, called ‘pants for peace,’ to give to the homeless. She asks various random people on the tram who, of course, don’t give up their pants. Eventually she comes to one of the participants who ponders for a minute then says ‘why they hell not’ and proceeds to take off and hand over their pants to much gasping and even cheering from the rest of the tram. The pants collector continues down the tram and collects pants from each of our participants who ride out the rest of the journey pantsless. This idea gets a great reaction as well and is something different to do on the way back.
We will have some photos and videos from the event up in this post shortly.
Improv Everywhere Documentary
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