On Valentine’s Day, an event calling for participants to “be gentle, kind, and consensual with your other participants” and asking folks to “bring a mask” sounds like it might be a secret orgy.
But though the fun involved pillows, the pleasure was wildly different. Today at 3:50 p.m., a massive fight broke out on the Arcata Plaza. Participants had been invited to a flash mob pillow fight. The invite read:
+ Bring a mask or bandanna to cover your mouth – it’s easy to choke on flying feathers.
+ Bring a synthetic pillow (not one with feathers). Trust us.. it’s much more enjoyable this way.
+ Bring a garbage bag – have fun and then help clean up afterward – the price of having fun is keeping your city clean and makes it much less likely for the fuzz to shut this thing down.
+ Build up your arm strength – your arms will be sore after this… trust us.
+ Be gentle, kind, and consensual with your other participants
+ It’s worth repeating… HELP CLEAN UP AFTERWARD – we can’t stress this enough so that we can continue having fun anarchy like this.