Pillow Fight Club: Beat the Stuffing Out of Strangers

— by Caroline on Crack

Who knew beating up strangers could be so fun? I’m talking, of course, about the upcoming pillow fight club smackdown that’s scheduled for this April 1st at the Grove. And no, it’s not an April Fools prank. A similar flash mob pillow fight took place in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day of this year. About 1,000 Bay Area combatants armed with pillows smacked each other to giggling oblivion till every single feather fell to the ground.

For L.A. our fun starts when the clock above Abercrombie and Fitch (located on the east side of the mall) strikes 6pm. Just a few rules you must abide by to participate:

  1. BYO pillow.
  2. Don’t hit whiners or those without pillows.
  3. The fight starts at the designated time. No earlier.
  4. No tar, no heavy things in pillows.

I don’t know if the Grove security has gotten wind of this but it seems from video footage of the SF pillow riot that there was a special area cordoned off with yellow tape for the express purpose of this battle. Hopefully that will be the case here so that it could go on forever, or at least til you’re tired of hitting people or breathing in feathers. Bring a camera as it’s sure to be quite a sight. For weapons, may I suggest soft down feather pillows which are best for feathery fireworks. Maybe even pack two in case of premature explosion. Would it be considered cheating if I wore a motorcycle helmet to this thing?


The Grove
6301 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90036 (map)
(323) 692-0829