So I found out what the deal was with yesterday’s random pillow fight on Locust Walk.
This makes me laugh actually.
The pillow fight was apparently a “flash mob”, which is a large group of people joining together, doing a random activity for a short amount of time, and then leaving.
Per an anonymous source,
“I’m not sure who organized the pillowfight, and part of the point of flash mobs is that they’re usually spread by word of mouth, and the organizers take little to no credit. Also, each flash mob differs, it’s not necessarily the same people. The mob is just comprised of whoever heard about the event and was interested.
The idea for flash mobs stems from improv everywhere, an interactive improv group which would do things like send 50 shirtless men to shop at abercrombie. This one’s [below] probably the most famous example. Improv everywhere had hundreds of people go to grand central, and at a specific time, everybody froze in place for five minutes [see video below for reference].
Check out more videos from yesterday’s pillow fight below!