A Pillow Fight Festival? Count us in ...
Hard on the heels of our Gayest Straight Festivals roundup, we're reminded that it'll soon enough be Pillow Fight Day, 2011.
What's the plan? Well, you turn up to a pre-arranged public place with a (hypoallergenic, ideally) pillow and beat the stuffing out of similar-minded people's pillows. Literally.
Before you worry that it'll be just you standing alone and feeling foolish with a pillow, as people make you a Youtube spectacle, we want to point out that this takes place in over 100 cities worldwide. And there're more than a few people who see this as fun, as well as a chance to meet people that – who knows – you might be spending more pillow time with in the future.
It's the brainchild of the urban playground movement, whose aims include, in their own words: "to make these unique happenings in public space become a significant part of popular culture, partially replacing passive, non-social consumption experiences like watching television, and consciously celebrating public spaces in our cities as our 'urban living rooms.' The result, we hope, will be a global community of participants in a world where people are constantly organizing and attending these happenings in every major city in the world."
Oh, and we believe that your regular nightwear will suffice. Though local police forces might disagree.