No Pants Subway Ride 2013 | Photos

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

Photograph: Max Herman

The No Pants Subway Ride on the CTA's Red Line, January 13, 2013

It’s that time of year again, when many CTA riders enjoyed a commute sans pants. On January 13 the twelfth annual No Pants Subway Ride took place globally. The event began in 2002 and is staged by Improv Everywhere, a collective that focuses on city-based pranks. 


RECOMMENDED: See photos from previous No Pants Subway Rides in Chicago


The Chicago riders met near the Loyola Red Line stop and broke off into groups. Each group had its own designated train cars and pretended that they didn’t know each other. The riders boarded their trains completely clothed and later exited at designated stops. They took off their pants on the platform and re-boarded the next train while acting completely normal. After their pants-less journey, the participants met at 5 Guys in Rogers Park where they enjoyed free drinks in exchange for showing up pants-free.  



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