Madrid Celebrates Second Annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ Day

Today in Pants, fearless commuters in Madrid will brave the cold and ugh, so many stairs, in occasion of their Dios given right not to wear pants on the metro as part of the city’s second annual ‘Día sin Pantalones en el Metro’ – or ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ celebrating, I don’t know, all gams great and small?
According to Local News: Spanish News In English, ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ originated in the subterranean labyrinth of New York in 2002 and has since spread like spiders legs across the planet over the last decade. The founding principle being that commuters board their local Metro stop eschewing all outer garments covering the body from the waist to the ankles; unperturbed by their shameful semi-nudity (an indirect affront to their God, Enrique Iglesias), feigning oblivion at their fellow passengers’ discomfort at VPL (Visible Peen Lines).
Should you find yourself in Madrid today, jealous! Also, Día sin Pantalones en el Metro kicks off at 5pm at Chamartín metro station and the event’s organisers – people tasked with the unenviable duty of arranging widespread pantslessness – ask that you not to wear offensive underwear such as “thongs or very tight briefs”.

Here’s a slideshow of last year’s first thwarted attempt, featuring pantalones-free commuters and liberal use of vintage style filters. ¡Muy bien!

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