Israelis Organized a No Pants Subway Ride on the Jerusalem Light Rail

And oddly enough, no one seemed to care Read More

By / January 16, 2013

Over at Vox Tablet, Daniel Estrin reports on one of the more unlikely cities to organize a No Pants Subway Ride this year: Jerusalem. The No Pants Subway Ride, an annual phenomenon that started in New York City in 2002 and now takes place in 60 cities, basically entails a bunch of people getting on the subway at a selected time and date, in various predetermined locations, all wearing no pants—and acting completely normal.

Estrin was naturally curious about how this would going to go over in the Holy City, where visitors have been assaulted for perceived immodesty, and decided to tag along for the ride. “We are a nation craving to have fun,” one participant told him, and for the group of around 30—mostly guys, mostly in their twenties—excitement, not politics, seemed to be the order of the evening. Surprisingly, though, when they dropped trou on the Jerusalem light rail, no one seemed to notice, or care.

Have a listen to Estrin’s podcast, and then check out this hilarious slideshow from the ride:

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Want more? Here’s a glimpse of the most recent No Pants Subway Ride in New York City:

Jerusalem of Pale (Slideshow) [The Scroll]
Pantsless in Jerusalem [Vox Tablet]

(Photo by Ada Broussard)