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Saturday: Pillow Fight Returns to Pershing Square

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Friday, April 02, 2010, at 01:34PM
Pillow Fight Day Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Feathers fly during the 2009 pillow fight at Pershing Square.

How do idealists create a free event in public space that crosses into pop culture and replaces "passive, non-social, branded consumption experiences like watching television?" Pillow fight, baby.

Just be sure to play on the grass.

This Saturday, April 3, is International Pillow Fight day, and once again Pershing Square is the Los Angeles battleground for the social feather-pillow warfare.

In previous years, loose feathers have clogged up drainage systems and repair was costly, so the City is requesting organizers move away from the fountain.

"It's what we used to call a happening," say Louise Capone, Pershing Square's Senior Recreation Director. "We just ask the organizers to move the pillow fight on to the grass. We will have maintenance people there with bags and brooms so people can clean up."

Feathers fly at 3pm. More local information can be found at


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