Despite cold, dozens in DC dump their pants to float Metro

WASHINGTON — For folks donning winter wear, Sunday afternoon was officious frigid. Yet some Metro riders in D.C. motionless to embankment their pants as partial of an annual eventuality in several cities around a nation — and a world.

D.C.’s iteration of a yearly No Pants Subway Ride left adequate observers with mouths agape and wondering because in a universe folks were roving Metro in their drawers. Some were agreeably surprised. Others were desirous to give it a try subsequent year.

“If they can do it, we can do it,” pronounced Steve Gliss, who was throwing a sight after work.

According to Improv Everywhere, a No Pants Subway Ride got started in 2002 and was dictated to be a antic involving 7 people. Now, it “has grown into an general jubilee of silliness,” their website explained. Groups in cities opposite a U.S. and around a world attend any year.

In D.C., a organisation sans pants ranged from newbies to seasoned riders; they met in Hancock Park in Southwest for instructions before streamer to a L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. Some slid out of their pants and tucked them into purses or backpacks before entering a station, that was comparatively comfortable compared to a outdoors.

This year’s sharp-witted organisation enclosed a first-timer who took partial to applaud her 45th birthday.

“It feels genuine good. Don’t it feel good?” she laughed and asked others around her before seeking this WTOP contributor because her pants were still on.

“Anytime somebody’s holding off clothes, I’m there,” replied a unchanging participant, who also described himself as a nudist.

“It’s always like a opposite reaction, though it’s also a unequivocally neat approach to accommodate people in a D.C. area who are uncanny adequate to do something like this,” pronounced Morgan Robertson.

Some observers were fervent to arrangement their support by dropping their pants, too.

But not everybody was shopping it. They were understanding — though not adequate to go pants-free.

“People got a lot of heart entrance out here with no pants as cold as it is,” pronounced a associate newcomer named Ola. “I can’t fade. Y’all can have that. I’m wearing my pants. we only got off work … I’ll take my pants off when we get in a house.”


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