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No Pants Tram Ride Melbourne 2013

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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But where do you keep your Myki?
no pants subway ride
Not sure where to look

You have probably heard of Hamish and Andy's Pants off Friday.

It sounds fine on the radio because you don't have to see any thing.

But not anymore. On this Sunday January the 13th you are likely to get an eye full if you are travelling on a Melbourne tram. And it has nothing to do with this classic duo.

Instead you might manage to snaffle a seat on a crowded tram only to look up and come face to full frontal with a pair of boxer shorts, jocks or skimpy panties.

The project will all start when a whole lot of people, who do not necessarily know each other but are coordinating through social media, take their daks off and pretend that they are behaving absolutely normally as they ride on your tram.

Apparently all you need to participate is the ability to have fun and to keep a straight face.

The idea started in 2002, in New York City, when a group of fun-loving friends got together to see what reactions they might get. You can find out about the project in the video below.

They got on the subway at random points, in their underwear acting otherwise normally and pretending not to know each other.

The silly thing is New York in January it is the grip of winter so the rest of their attire included jackets, mittens, scarves and hats.

Thankfully in Melbourne no one will have to freeze their butt off.

Since that first No Pants Subway Ride it has become an annual event staged not only in New York but in over 50 countries all over the world.

But the burning question in Melbourne, now the clock has ticked over to 2013, is where in the hell will they store their Mykis?

If you happen to see this event would love to hear from you in the comments section.
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Why? Because we could do with some fun?
When: This Sunday January the 13th.
Where: On a tram near you
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Wish they'd do the same in Brisbane.
by Debra Lidster (score: 2|851) 2459 days ago
I'm disappointed that I had gastro while this amazing event was going on :)

If I was on that tram my toes would be curling so hard they'd be making crevices in the bottom of my feet. But at the same time, I just LOVE the idea! The stupidity of it makes me have hope for the future of the human race :P
by Sue Stevenson (score: 2|569) 2462 days ago
Love it! J.
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1734) 2469 days ago
Thanks Julie.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5671) 2469 days ago
Definitely weird, but I don't know about wonderful. I can say, if I thought there was a possibility of meeting someone with their trousers on the tube, I'd avoid going out that day.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12461) 2468 days ago
Could be wonderful if you got to have a good laugh.
But I'm with you Bryony if I didn't know what was going on I would find it somewhat weird and disconcerting.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5671) 2468 days ago
Links to weekendnotes articles on the one in Brisbane and Sydney - they both seemed to have a lot of fun.

It did happen in Brisbane so have written about it in the link below. Seemed a lot of fun. Also link to Sydney one.

Brisbane No Pants Train Ride
published : 20/01/2013

Sydney No Pants Subway Ride
published : 20/01/2013
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5671) 2458 days ago
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