No Pants Ride to Bring Bare-Legged Passengers to Metro on Sunday

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Yes, people do ride mass transit in Los Angeles. And once a year, they do it without pants.


Three participants in the 2012 “No Pants Subway Ride” walk through Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times)

As part of an international improvisation event called the “No Pants Subway Ride,” scores of Angelenos — fully dressed, but only from the waist up — will swarm the Red Line’s Hollywood/Highland station at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Captains with nicknames like Agent Meow Meow and Agent Silky will gather groups together along the Red, Gold and Expo lines earlier on Sunday afternoon and help new riders pay fares, find their way through Union Station, and change trains. Meeting times for each group can be found in the event “dossier.”

The theater group Improv Everywhere started the event 13 years ago in New York. It has since spread to more than 60 cities across the world.

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