There you have it, ladies and gents. Yours truly, without pants - fear not, the undergarments are there, you just can't see them in this photo - in the New York City subway. Also, take note of the police officer immediately behind me to my left. They were all just kind of standing around, stunned. There were just too many of us. What were they going to do? We were a lovey dovey pantsless mob.
Yeah, it was a little cold or whatever, but don't you remember HLLWN? I'm basically old hat at NYC pantslessness at this point. Oh, don't act like you've forgotten.
In all fairness, Improv Everywhere has been doing the No Pants Subway Ride for about nine years. They started it in NYC, so it's entirely possible that a 14-year-old Stefani Germanotta saw the inaugural pantsless subway ride and thought, "Yes. How brilliant! When I become famous, I will thank these geniuses forever for making me lots and lots of money."
Inspiration begets inspiration. Down with pants.