Once a Year Londoners Ride the Metro With Bare Legs, and We Have Mixed Feelings About It
Every year, in the middle of winter, Londoners arrange a special ’dare to bare’ metro ride, encouraging others to follow their example. Another annual event took place this January and a lot of people dared to take on this challenge.
Bright Side is going to tell you what this flash mob is all about and what the reasoning is behind it.
The organizers of the challenge call themselves the “Stiff Upper Lip Society” and consider it to be a serious flash mob.
The participants are forbidden to wear extremely provocative lingerie, or from exhibiting their bold fantasies in public. If they dare to violate the rules, the British transport police will be informed immediately.
The flash mob has already been held 10 times in London. This year the 10th annual gathering was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on January 13, in Trafalgar Square near the National Gallery.
After getting the special signal, bare-legged people divided into groups and dispersed to the nearest metro stations.
The subway became filled with crowds of people in shorts, traveling to their stations with bare legs, and a completely nonchalant look.
Initially, this event happened in New York in 2002 and gradually became widespread among the residents of other world megacities.
This year, it was people from 60 of the world’s biggest cities that took their subway rides without pants. The reason behind it is quite simple — it’s just for fun.
Would you dare to take on this challenge? Please tell us about it in the comments!