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All Aboard: No Pants MetroLink Ride Is Tomorrow

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Kholood Eid
Hmmm, something's missing...
If you've ever gotten onto the MetroLink, looked around and thought to yourself, "I wish there were more bare bottoms in here," this is your week.

STL Improv Anywhere's fourth annual No Pants MetroLink Ride is Tuesday, promising dozens of pantsless riders flooding St. Louis' public transit and confusing commuters and hockey fans.

"I want public transit to be more of a fun place to be, not just functional," says Mallory Nezam, founder and executive director of STL Improv Anywhere. "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."

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John Gitchoff
No Pants riders will board the MetroLink at 6:35 p.m. at the Skinker Blue Line stop after a quick team huddle at Kayak's Coffee. From there they'll head to the Scottrade Center, where the St. Louis Blues are taking on the Phoenix Coyotes, before heading to the Convention Center exit for an after-party after 7 p.m. at Pi Pizza.

See also: Photos: No Pants Subway Ride St. Louis 2013

Nezam is adding a small twist this year, asking riders to part with their pants during the ride, not before they board, promising new levels of confoundment for commuters. The more absurd the situation, the more people let their guard down and connect, Nezam says.

"Through that vulnerability and absurdity, you start to create bonds with people and make a lot of friends with strangers on the ride," she says.

How to Join

Want to get on the No Pants MetroLink ride? Bring $3 for a ticket and meet at Kayak's Coffee at 6 p.m.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

Location Info

Kayak's

276 N. Skinker Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant


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83 comments
Nicholas Stine
Nicholas Stine

Do you have to bury your dumb hipster face in your phone to update all your friends that you're doing the no pants metro ride...or is that optional?

Stacy Sinclair Dempsey
Stacy Sinclair Dempsey

No, please don't consider leaving your pants at home. We can never unsee that ridiculousness.

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

I gag every time I see this pic.

Steve Bevel
Steve Bevel

There's no way I'd be sitting on any public transportation without pants. NO. WAY.

Xuck Witthaus
Xuck Witthaus

Yeah it's my pic from 2 years ago Shawna Ventimiglia!

Jason Lash
Jason Lash

Ted Michael Amber Nicole Dan Dietiker

Norm Manis
Norm Manis

That's disgusting. Keep pants on or stay home.

Marcus Eder
Marcus Eder

please keep a tab on how many people get crabs tonight...

Camille Noll
Camille Noll

WHY? BTW! Always bring disinfecting wipes on trains and busses! People can be discusting!

Jake Chräjbüel
Jake Chräjbüel

In related news, STL reclaims "1st place" in per capita instances of chlamydia & gonorrhea in the US.

Tania Novak
Tania Novak

It would be better if this went to a good cause like, helping cloth the homeless or something symbolic like that..pants off to colon cancer or support some charity.

Muhammad Awais
Muhammad Awais

Christina, what are these people? Crazy Americans...

redsfanstl
redsfanstl

@RiverfrontTimes ugh nasty don't want to see them crazy losers half naked on the train.half them losers smell bad like they never shower

Shannon Hayden
Shannon Hayden

ugh i don't want to see all the thugs half naked.they are gross enough as it is

Anne Jansen
Anne Jansen

Im sorry. This is ridiculous. Its bad enough people walk around with their "pants on the ground", then we have to sing about "pants on the ground" and now you want to celebrate a day with "pants on the ground". Geez!

Joe Kulp
Joe Kulp

haha Chance Crump we should go to the blues game

Micah Jerrell
Micah Jerrell

Thanks, I always like to know exactly when, where, and how to be improvisational. It seems more spontaneous that way.

Xuck Witthaus
Xuck Witthaus

I know and they are using my pic from 2 years ago still!

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