The First No Pants Subway Ride


I was going to meet someone for brunch so I was on the 6th train, I’m reading my book, minding my own business and there’s like commotion on the train, some people are like murmuring and i look up, and there’s a guy, he has no pants on I do remember that first year, it was a cold day, it was probably in the twenties and I took my pants off first the idea was just very simple what would happen if, in the middle of January, a guy got onto a subway car in his underwear but was also wearing a winter coat, scarf, gloves, hat and wouldn’t it be even more insane if at the second stop, a new person got on in their underwear so, i mean there is that moment where you’re like something weird is going on and it could potentially hurt me and there’s a moment in the video where you see her look across the subway at the two Danish guys sitting next to the cameraman and that makes her laugh because those guys were laughing everyone on the subway realized that this was some sort of prank they meant us no harm we weren’t gonna get hurt and it just became really funny I think I got to my stop and a got off and I never really knew what it was all about the video sat on that tape on my desk for five years it wasn’t until 2007 that I took the time to put it on Youtube A friend of a friend emailed me and was like, is the girl in the video in this website you? and I’m like, yeah, it is me! why is that on the internet? what’s going on? within a week of doing that, somebody left a comment on my website, saying that it was her you know, when you live in New York and you go other places, people ask you like what’s the craziest thing that happened to you? for a long time, I mean, I didn’t really have any wacky stories and then I, you know, forwarded it to all my friends and it was like check me out! I’m an internet superstar I was just so excited to hear that, like, well that’s exactly what we wanted I mean, I had hoped that she would’ve, you know, had a positive experience and had told that story over and over and over again. and it was just so cool that five years went by with me not knowing who that random girl was, and her not knowing exactly what had happened or why it had happened and then it all just came together

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