Wednesday August 20, 2008 – Arrive by 8pm, Mystery Signal ~8:25pm
Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill
There is a free outdoor screening of Transformers that will start at Dusk (Part of CitiParks Cinema in the Parks)
PJ’s are optional but recommended!!!
Bring your own damned pillow (soft, no bricks).
This is KID Friendly but be careful with the Kids!!!
More photos from 2007 are available here.
Frank from Meetin.org has put together a helpful and hilarious set of questions and answers for the event. I thought they were worth sharing:
Pillow Fight FAQSome interesting questions have been coming in about the Pillow Fight on Wednesday:
Q: Is this really free?
A: Yes. Unless the City of Pittsburgh passes a law requiring you to pay a fee to bring a pillow to Schenley Park… which we just don’t see happening in the next few days.
Q: Is this for charity?
A: No… since there isn’t any money involved, how could it benefit charity?
Q: Are you trying to break the world record? Will this pillow fight be bigger than the one in San Francisco/New York/Toronto/London, etc?
A: We’re trying have some fun. There’s no agenda or ulterior motive. If we break the world record in the process, that’s great. But please, come for the thrill of a massive pillow fight, not because you hope to see your name in some record book.
Q: What will be the signal to start the fight?
A: Listen for the whistle and please do not start before it.
Q: Do I have to bring my own pillow?
A: We don’t care whose pillow you bring, as long as it’s soft and not covered in nasty! Oh wait, you probably mean, “will pillows be provided?” In which case, the answer is “no.” The Cacophony Society is not a real organization, so we have no money to buy you a pillow. We’re just a random group of people who have announced the location and time to get together… the rest is up to you.
Q: Can I fill my pillow with bricks (or other hard material)?
A: Only if you want to be arrested and serve hard time. Not to mention all of the lawsuits you’ll have to defend yourself against. Last time we checked, lawyers ain’t cheap! Seriously, this is an all-ages, FRIENDLY event. Law enforcement will be present. Don’t do anything stupid. YOU AND YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Pillow fights have been hugely successful in other major cities around the world. Let’s show them that Pittsburgh is as fun-loving as anywhere!
Q: Where is Schenley Park/Flagstaff Hill?
A: Between Frew Street and Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. On this Google Map, the location is diagonally across the street from where the green arrow points.
Q: Where can I get more information about the movie?
A: The Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation website.
That’s a separate event altogether, and we have nothing to do with it. Actually, we have nothing to do with any of this. It was all your idea. And we congratulate you for it, by the way. Take a bow!
Q: Really? This is my idea? Where did I get it?
A: Probably the Wikipedia page, or one of it’s references. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillow_fight_club
Q: Giant Robots freak me out. Do I have to stay for the movie?
A: Um… no.
More public pillow fighting from some other major cities:
- International Pillow Fight Day 2008
- Union Square Pillow Fight…in Pictures!
- Union Square NYC pillow fight pictures (March 22, 2008)
- 3rd Annual Pillow Fight in San Franicsco on Valentine’s Day
- Paging All Pillows
- It’s Pillow Fight Time!