Pillow Fight - NYC 2009

Getting off the train and walking up the stairs, I was greeting with a flurry of down feathers floating in the air through the financial district. As we approached the NYSE, thousands of people were swatting one another in a sea of white pillows protesting Wall Street bailouts.

This was New York City's 4th annual Pillow Fight Day!


Pillows flew as thousands of people converged on Wall Street for a giant urban pillow fight.

It wasn't complete chaos. There were a few guidelines to ensure a safe and fun pillow fight for everyone.

+ Soft pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ Do not abandon your pillow at the location.
+ Dress in business suits, demand your bailout check.

New York was one of 109 cities taking part in the festivities, organized by newmindspace, a group devoted to free public gatherings.