Can you make sense of this scene at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero Ferry Building? (Perhaps a black-and-white, slo-mo Raging Bull-style video or this official 1080p will help.)
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It was the Yelp-rated Great Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight of February 14th, 2010! This joint went down yesterday despite a threatened crackdown from San Francisco’s Park Rangers and an ominous warning from San Francisco Director of Public Health Mitchell Katz - he fretted about the risk of “corneal abrasions, penetrating injuries, and even orbital fractures.” Captain Bringdown, M.D. documented 17 injuries from last year that were serious enough to require medical attention at emergency rooms. Hope 2010 was safer.
Let’s take a look from the beginning. Just hop on the BART…
…don a disuise to protect your identity…
…or your corneas…
…and leave us commence:
A chicken fight with goose feathers – is that allowed?
Some took a defensive posture…
…while others went mano a mano, no holds barred:
Verily, it was the Great Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight of 2010:
See you next year!
[Update: Mission Local has some good shots as well.]