Foam war

Pillow fight at Parc Lafontaine, Aug. 15

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

CTV News van stalking nearby - didn't show to the pillow fight

Participants gather at Sherbrooke metro as requested

Participants gather at Sherbrooke metro as requested

It was a bright, hot day, which called for sunglasses and excessive coolness

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.

Just a random group of people walking to the park with pillows. Nothing to see here.

Pretending to relax before the fight

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 which were from the mainstream media

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.

Still, you can't fault some for being creative.

Laurent Maisonnave, pretending to ... uhh...

Laurent Maisonnave, pretending to ... uhh...

Laurent Maisonnave loves his little iPhone.

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.

Tripped

Trio battle

An interview of indeterminate seriousness for the video camera

An interview of indeterminate seriousness for the video camera

The two organizers decide who gets the whistle.

The two organizers, Roxana and Pénélope, decide who gets the whistle.

Fight!

More fight

One on one

More fight

Two of the participants give a mock lesson in proper pillow fight techniques

Two of the participants give a mock lesson in proper pillow fight techniques

More photos here.

7 thoughts on “Foam war

  1. Christelle

    So, on your fun scale, how fun would you rate this fight? :)

    Nice pics! Makes it almost seem as if I were there.

    Reply

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