A Toronto Rock 'em Sock 'em battle royale took place in Nathan Phillips Square today, our part of the global event that takes place on April 1st in cities around the world. The whole affair is a lot of fun and really releases some pent up emotions, so you can enjoy the rest of the year.
The international play day was the result of a loose federation of event organizers working with the Urban Playground Movement "All over the world, groups like us organize free, fun, all ages, non-commercial public events. From a massive Mobile Clubbing event in a London train station to a giant pillow fight near the Eiffel Tower in Paris to a subway party beneath the streets of Toronto, it is clear that the urban playground is growing around the world, leaving more public and more social cities in its wake. This is the urban playground movement, a playful part of the larger public space movement."
It was a perfect day in early spring with sun shining down on the large horde of pillow wielding participants and the large crowd of photographers circling the action. Starting at 3pm the pillows flew through the air, smashing into bodies left, right and centre. The fight itself is very taxing, it robs you of strength and after awhile people left the battle and new ones joined. It goes on for hours until all that is left is pillow stuffing debris and loose pillows everywhere.
See more pillow fighting smack downs after the jump.