A quick public service announcement: If you're not looking to share a bench and some quality skin time with a few pants-less commuters (and yes, they are just happy to see you), you might want to take the car on January 13.
The No Pants Light Rail Ride ride is organized by members of Improv Everywhere, the braintrust who brought you the train station flash mob, the mall santa musical, and hundreds of other "surprise" choreographed scenes in public places.
Participants of this year's ride, scheduled for Sunday, January 13, plan to occupy seats on all forms of local public transportation in their (hopefully new, clean, and full-coverage) underwear.
The pants-less crew will meet up around 1 p.m. at one of three starting points along the lightrail ( Sycamore/Main station in Mesa and riding to the Roosevelt/Central station, 38th St/Washington station and riding west to Thomas/Central station, and 19th Ave/Montebello station and riding east to 3rd St/Jefferson station).
If it's chilly and you prefer to wait until you get to the platform or in the light rail car to depants, organizers recommend you bring a backpack (for your pants). The mid-ride party will take over Angels Trumpet Ale House in downtown Phoenix in the afternoon, and the event's expected to wrap up around 4 p.m..
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If it's anything like last year's event, we're sure to get an eyeful.