A group of 20 girls (and one guy who tagged along) took to the Bannan line of Taipei’s MRT subway last week to participate in
a cheap ploy for attention their own No Pants Subway Ride. The annual flashmob event generally takes place every January in various cities around the world, though we don’t really think anyone will complain about the girls in Taipei being a month late to the no-pants party.
The girls met at 9am at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station and immediately proceeded to cause a hormonal hubbub, with passengers allegedly shocked and yet unable to ‘avert their eyes from the leg forest’.
Participants responded to queries about the cold with
some drivel empowering statements regarding pantslessness being an expression of self-confidence. One proud panty parade pioneer said she felt emboldened by seeing pictures of New York City’s No Pants Subway Ride online, and that she had to try it for herself.
Other justifications for the underwear underground ride included talk of being liberated from the shackles of everyday life (the tyranny of pants be damned!), as well as promoting mass transport and carbon emissions reduction. Of course!
Public transport fondling enthusiasts are likely now considering how best to use arguments about why their hobby is also a liberation from the shackles of modern subway-riding malaise.
Photos from Yahoo China.