Raleigh is joining cities world wide in the feathered frenzy of World Pillow Fight Day. This unsanctioned flash mob-styled event goes down on April 4th from 3-4 pm at Moore Square.
A few of you may be wondering, why have a big pillow fight? The idea is a part of a larger public space movement, specifically the urban playground movement, which has a goal “to make these unique happenings in public space become a significant part of popular culture, partially replacing passive, non-social, branded consumption experiences like watching television, and consciously rejecting the blight on our cities caused by the endless creep of advertising into public space.”
Feathers fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow at 3 PM and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Costumes and funky pillows encouraged.
Tell your friends, bring a crowd and…......... pillow fight!!!!!!!
A few things to keep in mind:
+ Soft pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ The event is free and appropriate for all ages.
+ Wait until the signal to begin.
+ Do not abandon your pillow at the location.
Cleanup: Please limit your use of feathers. As the pillow fight grows in size, so does the mess. By participating, you are pledging to clean up twice the mess you made.
Please bring trash bags and other such cleaning implements so we can leave the site cleaner than we found it.
The clean up really is important for events like this to succeed. San Francisco has held a number of pillow fights, but the mess left after the annual Valentine’s Day Soft Smackdown has caused city officials to consider cracking down on flash mob antics.