Scene: Wilshire and Western train station, upstairs
Once a year there’s a fantastic excuse to don your best underwear out in public. In most major cities, the tradition is honored with the flashmob entitled: The No Pants Metro Ride. It is an event coordinated by the groups Improv Everywhere and the local chapter GuerrilLA. Various acts of shenanigans have transpired due to these amazing groups. I am happy to be a part of them.
In Los Angeles, this particular flashmob has been going on for four years. In other cities, it has been going on much longer. I have been a participant for 3 years.
In other words, it’s a fun excuse to get some new cute underwear and meet some eccentric new friends.
As if I needed that right?
This mission was different however. This time, I was to assume the role of Agent Red and assist in coordinating an entourage of Los Angeles pantsless denizens.
Getting dressed was an adventure. The idea is to be discreet as possible. I was a downtown girl now. I wanted to look the part.
Getting ready earlier I picked and plotted my attire with careful measure: a pinstripped collared dress shirt, black cincher at the waist, long flowing black silk gloves, dark grey corporate sensible knee length skirt, high heeled yellow khaki oxford shoes, … open cut fishnet stockings with bows, black laced silk underwear. I grabbed a black bonnet and my shades. It was a mission and I was to be undercover.
I arrived early to my location to a vacant station. The other agents were not there yet. I parked myself upstairs next to a pillar and pulled off a long glove to check in with Ooh-Kla to ensure that I was at the correct position.
“Excuse me are you Agent Red?”
I placed my hand up to the side of my face by my ear. The signal. The cue.
“Welcome to the mission.”