In their undies on the un­der­ground

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

JUST when you thought you’ve seen it all on the tube, the an­nual No Trousers on the Tube day rears its head, star­tling Lon­don com­muters.

Hun­dreds of pas­sen­gers left their trousers and skirts be­hind to ca­su­ally board Lon­don Un­der­ground trains on De­cem­ber 8 in un­der­wear, all in the name of fun.

Those bar­ing all were asked to re­main calm, and pre­tend like noth­ing was dif­fer­ent as part of the chal­lenge.

Pas­sen­gers re­acted in true Lon­don fash­ion as the par­tic­i­pants poured in, with some re­fus­ing to ac­knowl­edge the eye­brow rais­ing event and oth­ers tak­ing pho­to­graphs.

So­cial me­dia saw res­i­dents in the cap­i­tal di­vided over the de­ci­sion, with some proudly ad­ver­tis­ing the part they played.

Oth­ers, how­ever, were less par­tial to the cel­e­bra­tion of free­dom, with one tweeter de­scrib­ing how no trousers day makes her queasy. She wrote: “I don’t want to see un­known men dis­play­ing their junk. Any girl do­ing it is daft.”

The yearly No Trousers on the Tube cel­e­bra­tion stems from a New York prank in 2002 and has since spread to other cities.

Van­cou­ver, Prague, Lon­don and Mi­lan are just a few of the world’s cities which have em­braced the act, be it in the rain or dur­ing sunny con­di­tions.

One par­tic­i­pant wrote in the event’s Face­book group: “I am keen to start a monthly event!”

Watch this space...

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