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Wearing no pants is way cooler
Adelaide's Air Conditioned Trams Are Perfect For Wearing No Pants
Back in the days of Adelaide's vintage trams finding something to read was not a problem. If you forgot to bring a book, you could amuse yourself reading the selection of signs listing what the Municipal Tramways Trust thought was correct behaviour:
In the interests of the public health any passenger spitting on the cars will be EJECTED and PROSECUTED.
Ladies are requested not to occupy Seats in Smoking Compartments before 9 a.m. and between 5 & 6.30 p.m.
Passengers will greatly shorten time of journey if they provide themselves with correct amount of fare.
There was even a lengthy brass plate listing things that were prohibited, and the number of pounds that you would be fined as a penalty. But surprisingly there was one thing that didn't appear on the list - riding a tram without pants.
As we saw last year, the free No Pants Tram Ride is something of a tradition locally now. Started in New York in 2002, Australia's first No Pants Tram Ride was held in Adelaide in 2008. It's held at a very practical time of the year, when it can be beneficial to get a bit of extra ventilation down under.
Most Passengers Enjoy the No Pants Tram Ride - Courtesy Badjonni on Flickr
Of course I should remind readers that wearing underwear IS mandatory for this event - there are plenty of other ways to get naked in public that are more legal. Most relationship experts also agree that picking up a partner is more successful when clothed, especially if you're a bit short down below. That's a lesson our Prime Minister does not seem to have learned yet.
For the hard core nudist who really must bare all, perhaps they should start their own Nudist Tram Ride to Maslins Beach, but remember that the old clunker buses our government is using aren't air conditioned, and the seats can get painfully hot!
To satisfy the prurient perverts among my readers who can't wait to see some naughty pictures, then almost all is revealed on Flickr here. The rest of you who can't wait to join in this saucy summer madness, take a look at the event website and the Facebook event page.
Please do remember that while it is free to join the event, the tram ride is not. As many Catholic school boys will tell you, a spanking from the inspector will hurt much more if your pants are down!
If nothing but the movie will satisfy your curiosity, our very own No Pants Tram Ride reporter Paula McManus has uploaded this video to Youtube which you can watch below. Will that inspire you to drop yours this year?