A few months ago, over thirty cities participated in the inaugural International Pillow Fight Day, the first coordinated event by the decentralized network known as “the urban playground movement.” The March 22 date, however, left out some of the world’s colder cities.
Now that it is warmer, this Saturday, May 31 will see Toronto’s third massive pillow fight organized by Newmindspace! Like last year’s, the 2008 edition will take place in Nathan Phillips Square. The warmer weather has also afforded a 7 p.m. starting time, and the opportunity to coordinate with Halifax. Make sure to check out the Toronto pillow fight’s Facebook event as well.
This year, participants are asked to limit their use of feathers, with the goal of ultimately having a leave-no-trace pillow fight. All mess and litter created by this weekend’s event will be cleaned up by volunteers.
Costumes and funky pillows are naturally encouraged, like this Big-Ass Pillow Costume by Jason Eppink for New York’s pillow fight earlier this year.
An all-ages/19+ fundraising afterparty will be held at the Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street West, to raise money for future free events. BRITE! features DJ’s AC Slater and Udachi from New York City, as well as a massive, interactive light installation by Jason Eppink. $20 advance/doors at 9 p.m.
Kevin Bracken is a co-founder of Newmindspace.
Photo by Air`leth Aodhfin.