Yesturday a giant pillowfight broke out in Vancouver at Robson Square. Over a hundred people gathered as feathers flew and folks beat the living daylights out of each other with pillows. People were laughing hysterically, pummeling strangers and pillows were exploding all over the place causing white fluff to fly absolutely everywhere. By the end of about a 30 minute fiasco there were nearly 2 inches of feathers covering the sidewalk. I heard a bystander ask “Who’s gunna clean up this mess?” to which someone shouted back “thats what we pay taxes for!!” Obviously no-one was taking themselves too seriously at this event.
The details were posted days earlier on a site called flashmob.com which has events like these posted for various locations in North America and beyond. As a spectator of the giant pillowfight I have to declare that random acts of FUN such as these are really quite spectacular. A great way for a city to lighten up a little and just have some ridiculous good times.