Paging All Pillows

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 19, 2008 7:05PM

pillow%20fight.jpgPulled from our tips page: this Saturday is World Pillow Fight Day, and public pillow fights are being organized in cities from Beijing to Boise.

Similar events have been covered by the –ists before; urban public pillow fights are not a new concept. The Chicago Pillow Fight Club will be hosting the local celebration of Pillow Fight Day, taking place Saturday at 2 p.m. in front of the Art Institute. Sometimes we wonder how similar undercover public events can work within the stoic operating guidelines of a big city, but as always, the rules are simple:

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Wait for the signal
  • Don’t hit anyone without a pillow, or with a camera
  • Try not to hurt anyone
  • BYOP (obviously)

Chicago Pillow Fight Club also promises prizes for best decorated pillow, a costume contest, and a chance to win “Official Pillow Fight Club Member” pillowcases.

Image via Chicago Pillow Fight’s Myspace page