On the first beautiful Saturday afternoon of this month, I planned to meet with a couple of friends to go to Pillow Fight NYC 2015. , organized by New Mind Space . My friends really wanted me to go and since I was going to be in Manhattan for the Macy’s Flower Show anyway I thought, “Why not?” . I’ve never gone to an event like this and if I get to unwind by beating the crap out of strangers that will make it all the more amazing.
The event was held in Washington Square Park and the mission was to bring new pillows to the fight and after you use them for fighting, to donate them to homeless shelters in the Bronx , Brooklyn and Manhattan. It was a three-hour long pillow fight with people in pajamas, mascot costumes and cosplay outfits. Once the fight started, so did the screaming and people began chasing the mascots around the park giving them the supreme beat down. Those poor mascots! The park continued to fill up even the planned event was counting down to the end.
After about an hour, the air become white and cloudy from the pillows breaking open by people who were taking this more seriously than me. Fluff was everywhere, on our clothes, on the ground, on my lashes! It was a great break during my hectic Saturday for a good cause and I think I will revisit again next year because I definitely didn’t get enough shots in. All though I hear that this event happens around the world yearly, I haven’t seen any footage from the other sites, yet. It was definitely a great big kid moment, that is, once I found my friends. Watch the video below to see me caught in corner trying to get through the mêlée, the funniest parts are the conversations picked up in the video. Would you join in on the pillow fight if invited ?