April 9, 2010
For all those of you not “in the know,” last Sunday was international pillow fight day. Yes, i said international. A WORLDWIDE celebration of the uniquely human practice of filling a soft bag with stuffing, cotton, or feathers, and using it as a non-lethal weapon against friends and strangers alike, headshots welcome.
I attended the New York City, Union Square installment of this wonderful holiday. There, I met costumed Pikachus, Mario and Luigi, a giant pink gorilla, and countless hipsters, punks, and masked heroes, all determined to wreak feathery havoc on all who would dare to enter a swinging range radius. Unarmed, I leapt deep into the pillowy chaos, and was soon surrounded by a typhoon shouts of “Everyone get the tall kid!” and “I’m Winning!!,” all while being pounded from all directions with down and cotton, and although I was forced to sacrifice two of my polarizers to the gods of cushiony battle, I still managed to snap a few photos of the action. Enjoy!