These pants just keep on truckin'...WITH NOBODY INSIDE!
c. 1970 Rumored to have first been haunted during a seance on the Merry Pranksters' tour bus, these jeans have long been a staple of the psychedelic supernatural underground. Spotted backstage at Woodstock, caught on grainy 16 mm film in the candlelit background of a Haight-Ashbury love-in, photographed riding behind a member of the notorious biker gang fleeing Altamont, the "Walking Pants" have been around whenever weirdness or tragedy strikes the hipster scene. The "Walking Pants" are the hippie equivalent to the "Girl on the Road" ghost story. Prior to their resurfacing this year, they haven't been seen since 1981.
Where to Find It
In the Field: In the Sedgewick Hotel, after walking through the glass doors into the lobby, go down the hallway on the left, and the pants will be up on the right side.
At the Firehouse: Follows the Rookie around while producing music.
- The Merry Pranksters was a group that formed around the American author Ken Kesey in 1964 and promoted the use of psychedelic drugs. Kesey and the Merry Pranksters are known for road trip they took in the summer of 1964, traveling across the United States in a psychedelic painted school bus named "Further."
- Woodstock is a music festival first held in 1969 and is regarded as one the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history.
- Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California infamous for counterculture.
- Altamont is in reference to the Altamont Speedway Free Festival, an infamous rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, 1969, at the Altamont Speedway in northern California.
- The "Walking Pants" and "Girl on the Road" story all both variations of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend. It was the subject of Jan Harold Brunvand's 1981 book, "The Vanishing Hitchhiker."