by  • April 11, 2012 • LIVING, NEW YORK CITY • 0 Comments

    Saturday, the 7th of April 2012 dawned International Pillow Fight Day & Manhattan’s 7th annual, all welcome, Pillow Fight hosted by Newmindspace. Hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park dressed for battle in pajamas, bunny ears, knights armor, masks, and spandex for quick decisions. I went down early and posted up high atop a park bench to get a good vantage point of the chaos. Once the whistle blew I snapped a few photos before realizing, if I really wanted to capture the feel of this thing I had to get in it. Once I was in the middle of it all I had a hard time NOT getting smacked by the flying pillow or two. Some people just started throwing pillows across the square. At one point a group of girls yelled “Get the tall guy!” and took a good three or four swings at my head. Luckily I didn’t break any lenses. It really was chaos in there. It was so packed at times that there wasn’t enough room for people to even swing pillows and they just started punching people with pillows instead. No blood was drawn that I saw {bummer} and the cops were watching on laughing as kids got pummeled. Really everyone looks out for one another and helps each other up if one gets knocked to the ground. I managed to get out with no cuts or bruises and just a bag full of feathers.

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