Every year, a group of Londoners take the first or second Sunday in January to celebrate silliness together by holding the no trousers on the tube event. All shapes, sizes, and race gather to ride the tubes, remove the trousers off, and act normal, as if they have no spectators at all.
In this event, you will see a few people holding mini yellow umbrellas, instructing joiners on which tube to hop and which platform to stop by, also giving time check every now and then due to the impending tube strike at 18:00.
Some passersby look in awe, shock, and smile, while others bother to ask what’s going on. One joiner remarked, with a straight face, that he just forgot his trousers at home. Everything that followed can be imagined to be buried with a laugh.
After party commences right after the tube gathering. That one also consists of no trousers so joiners could grab a pint, talk about their funny moments, and party the night away.
Freedom and humor wins in this liberal city. The energy in the cold blanket of air in the middle of winter is one of openness, warmth, and joy; it’s pretty special to see a flock of strangers gather in celebration of doing something purely for fun.
Oh, it’s been said that this event started as a comedy prank in New York in 2002 and cities like Prague, Warsaw, Boston, Berlin, London, and Moscow soon followed.