Shanghaiist braved the crappy weather last Saturday to take in the sight of people bashing each other with pillows for no discernible reason. We arrived with hopes of massive pillow-based armies clashing heroically on the battlefield of the Shanghai Sculpture Space. Reality was somewhat less grandiose as maybe 30 – 40 people showed up to fight, with probably another 20 or 30 people cheering from the sidelines (not including some bemused security guards). Also, due to rain, the event was held under the entrance roof instead of open warfare among the sculptures themselves.
But the event was still a great time. Everyone had a lot of fun whirling away in a plush deathmatch. Friends were made and rivalries were formed as participants shifted alliances to survive in the small fighting arena. No injuries to humans were reported; however, more than one pillow sacrificed its life to defend its owner.
We hear the pillow fight in Beijing was stopped by the police though. We will follow up on that shortly we promise.
Photos by Ryan Pollack and Mike Chen