Saturday was World Wide Pillow Fight day. I participated in the Shanghai pillow fight by first making my first trip to IKEA in fifteen years (I needed a cheap pillow). Who knew a pillow fight could be so much fun!
In Seattle... The news has been covered by last week's Flash Mob Pillow Fight that left feathers covering a city park. Cries of vandalism by the mayor started to put a damper on the international pillow fight. Fortunately, the pillow fight club proactively worked with the city and called a truce. So pillow fighting in Seattle can happily continue.
In Beijing... The pillow fight organized for the World Wide Pillow Fight was broken up by the police. With all the unrest in China, having an organized group of (mostly) expats isn't particularly welcomed by the government.
In Shanghai... Last year's pillow fight took place in Time Square, and did ultimately draw the attention of the police. This year, the organizing group for Shanghai, Bad Cat Productions, located it on a field at the Shanghai Sculpture Space. Even with rain, nearly seventy people showed up. Luckily, there were no police.
What a great way to meet new people! Pillow fights took place in more than thirty cities worldwide. More pictures and videos are shared in the March collection of Shanghai pictures.