PHOENIX — If you’re on the light rail this weekend in Phoenix and notice some people — a lot of them — not wearing pants, there’s no need to be alarmed.
A local improvisational comedy group is holding the city’s eighth annual No Pants Light Rail Ride on Sunday. Thirty-three other cities around the world are holding similar events on the same day.
The event, led by AZ Improv, runs from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Participants are asked to board the trains at one of four stops:
- 19th and Montebello avenues
- Sycamore and Main Street
- Veterans Way and College Avenue
- 44th and Washington streets
They are then supposed to ride the train to the Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street stop, where they will get off the light rail and walk to Angels Trumpet House for a party. After the party, all of the participants will jump back on the light rail and head home.
While the event does ask for everyone to be dressed normally — aside from wearing pants — organizers are reminding people they can be punished for showing a little too much skin. Thong and g-string underwear is not allowed and people should consider wearing other clothing under loose-fitting underwear.
Anyone who takes part is also asked to pretend like everything is normal and tell no one they are participating in a prank, but merely give a simple explanation when asked why they’re not wearing pants. Improv AZ suggested “I forgot them” or “I got hot.”
Also, just so the group can estimate how many people to expect, interested participants are asked to RSVP via Facebook.
Just a word to the wise: A large party is being held in downtown Phoenix over the weekend, so it’s a good idea to plan for some extra patience instead of pants.
Also, the National Weather Service is calling for a high of 56 degrees with a slight chance of rain. Might we recommend an under, erm, umbrella?
- Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides
- Caring Crisis: Rising tide In Alzheimer’s disease leads to shortage of caregivers
- Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny
- Scary situations: 5 quick tips before you let a contractor in your home
- Four ways telemedicine is changing the health care industry
- 5 mistakes homeowners make in the spring
- Three rivers run through it: Exploring Arizona's waterways
- Smart home basics: things you need to know to get started
- 5 Surprising things causing back pain
- Arizona agriculture is a $17.1B industry
- Timeline: Arizona's roots in brewing history
- 5 reasons to love the D-backs this season
- Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard
- Tech-related injuries your parents never experienced
- Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud
- Who's the real founder of America's pastime?
- Epidemic rising? What you need to know about Alzheimer's in Arizona
- 5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners
- Family and hard work are keys to success of modern dairy farmers
- Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival
- Cold beers and baseball: A beer lover's guide to Spring Training
- Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees
- See how top CFOs feel about economic growth in the Valley
- Migraine myths that keep patients from effective treatments
- Here’s why Gaydos went tankless with his water heater
- Bocce ball and basketball: How you can help Arizona's Special Olympics athletes
- Tips on building the best wine room in Arizona
- Avoid the nightmare: 6 tips to choose a great contractor
- Breast cancer: Improved testing and treatments means more survivors
- Failed back surgery: New hope for patients living in pain
- Arizona State Hospital treatment center patient escapes, poses harm to others
- Construction on $177 million Tempe streetcar set for summer
- McCain says North Korea didn’t just disrespect China, but ‘they disrespected us’
- Survey: If living in Arizona, becoming a surgeon will pay off the most
- American cyclist Young dies from injuries sustained in Tucson crash