Pillow fight at Parc Lafontaine, Aug. 15
It was quite a bit more dry than my last pillow fight, but just as fun.
CTV News van stalking nearby - didn't show to the pillow fight
Participants gather at Sherbrooke metro as requested
It was a bright, hot day, which called for sunglasses and excessive coolness
Just a random group of people walking to the park with pillows. Nothing to see here.
Pretending to relax before the fight
Organizers had wanted to do this “flash mob” style, which meant making it seem spontaneous and surprising passers-by. Except that there weren’t really any bystanders (all the people in the photo above were participants), and people would be just as interested whether it seemed spontaneous or not.
At least three people took still photos, and three others took video, of the event - none of whom were from the mainstream media
Besides, it’s hard to surprise people when your group is surrounded by photographers.
Still, you can't fault some for being creative.
Laurent Maisonnave, pretending to ... uhh...
Laurent Maisonnave loves his little iPhone.
You can see Maisonnave’s live videos from the event here, here, here, and here, and an uninteresting interview with me here.
An interview of indeterminate seriousness for the video camera
The two organizers, Roxana and Pénélope, decide who gets the whistle.
Two of the participants give a mock lesson in proper pillow fight techniques
More photos here.