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A Pantsless Mission on Metro, if You Choose to Accept it

No Pants Metro Ride kicks off again Sunday in Los Angeles. Riders are encouraged to travel pantsless throughout the Metro system that day. Will you?

Don't be alarmed in you encounter a gaggle of pantsless passengers traveling on a Gold Line train on Sunday.

For the fifth year in a row, Los Angeles Metro riders on Sunday are being encouraged by a local improv group to forget their pants and go on a mission through city turnstiles.

Participants, who are called "agents" in No Pants Metro Ride 2013, will meet their "ride captains" with code names at one of five locations: Expo Line Culver City, Red Line North Hollywood Station, Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena, Gold Line Atlantic Station in East Los Angeles and the Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station in Koreatown.

GLA (Guerilla Los Angeles) Improv borrowed the idea of pantsless day from New York City's "No Pants Subway Ride" organized by the group Improv Everywhere, which promotes the global interest in the pantsless phenomenon.

The Los Angeles plan calls for waves of pantsless agents to arrive at Union Station in downtown and head to Hollywood/Highland Station. There, the group's organizers will say a few words, take a group picture and pick a restaurant or bar to "debrief."

And if anyone asks why passengers dropped trou to ride Metro, the "agents" are encouraged to say they forgot their pants.

GLA Improv Organizer Leo Gonzalez, also known as Agent Silky, told Patch he hopes the weather's not too cold on Sunday.

"Most of it's indoors anyway," he said Wednesday. "It won't be that big of a deal."

More than 400 participants say they are going pantsless for the ride, according to the group's Facebook page, which, as Gonzalez describes it, reads like a dossier with details on the mission.

About the actual turnout, Gonzales said: "You can never really tell until the day of." 

Metro spokesman Dave Sotero said officials are aware of the pantsless stunt and the agency is not affiliated with it.

"As long as they don't go commando, they're fine," he said.

Watch a YouTube video of last year's pantsless Metro ride.

Are you joining the pantsless parade? Upload your photos on Patch!

Gayle M. Montgomery January 12, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Dan, this may be a spinoff of the Moon the Amtrak. Next one's in July. Shall we grab Marty and go? LOL. Some of us have fuller moons than others. http://www.moonamtrak.org/
Dan Crandell January 12, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Gayle You find all the cool stuff. After I wake up and have my coffee I read about Moon The AmTrak. I'll get back to you.
Dan Crandell January 12, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Gayle as much as I would like to join you and aka Marty on this adventure to Moon the AmTrak I have to pass. I've decided to save a public debut of my kiester for Jerry's train. Who knows, maybe even he will enjoy that. You and aka are invited to join me. Think about it. OK? May we stay happy, healthy and fun loving almost forever.
Gayle M. Montgomery January 12, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Ah, Dan, I tried to get the ex-BF to moon the Amtrak with me for the last few years of our 10-year relationship, but his little crescent moon could not compare to my very full one, and so he decided to pass. Now that he's 2-years into history, I was thinking maybe my two best Patch buddies would like to help shine the light, LOL. OF COURSE, I am kidding, Mrs. Crandell. I have no aspirations for Daniel's heiny. LOL. I just think it is a fun spirited event, and I don't think I would do it, but it tickles me to think about it.
Dan Crandell January 12, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Well my balded head reflects sun light pretty good. Does that count ? Guess you haven't heard that god created suspenders cause old guys loose their "heinys". How sweet it is.......

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