Yesterday marked the 4th annual International Pillow Fight Day, an all-ages event designed to turn outdoor spaces into giant playgrounds—and, of course, to allow stressed-out urbanites to release their frustrations by pummeling each other with soft, cushiony weaponry.
Don’t worry, it’s all fun and games. No one, to date, has lost an eye.
I attended the Boston fight at Cambridge Common, near Harvard University. Though unarmed, myself, I bravely entered the battlefield to take a few pictures (below). I got hit by a few small children—they’re ruthless—but I left mostly unscathed. In all, it seems the revelers had a great time.
Being the multimedia nerd that I am, I also shot this short video via my iPhone:
For more information on this flash-mob-style event, or to register your city for next year, check out the International Pillow Fight Day Web site.