Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No Pants MetroLink Ride 2014: Pantsless Passengers Take Over Transit [PHOTOS]

Posted By on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Something's missing here...oh! Pants! SEE ALL PHOTOS - PHOTOS BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Photos by Jon Gitchoff
  • Something's missing here...oh! Pants! SEE ALL PHOTOS

St. Louis has survived another night of pantsless revelry on the MetroLink.

Tuesday marked the fourth annual No Pants MetroLink Ride, a purposefully pantsless romp on public transportation adopted by STL Improv Anywhere after similar events in New York.

See more photos: No Pants MetroLink Ride 2014

click to enlarge Organizer Mallory Nezam (center) helps check in pants.
  • Organizer Mallory Nezam (center) helps check in pants.

Organizer Mallory Nezam says St. Louisans miss out on happenstance encounters when they drive everywhere instead of taking buses or the MetroLink.

"I've just had so many interesting encounters with people in public places on transit," she tells Daily RFT. "We just don't have that opportunity very often. I started introducing this to make public space more interesting."

click to enlarge It's like Where's Waldo but for butts.
  • It's like Where's Waldo but for butts.

"I want public transit to be more of a fun place to be, not just functional," Nezam says. "We love to mix up the everyday. I think it's really good for the spirit to stay on your toes and see some magical and inspiring things."

click to enlarge This guy went all out.
  • This guy went all out.

Part of the event's humor is convincing typical MetroLink riders that there's nothing strange going on when a crowd gets on without their pants.

Continue reading for photos of pantless passengers pretending nothing weird is going on.

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