PHOTOGRAPHY – Pillow Fight Day Part 1: Coverage & Photos of HK’s Biggest Yet 3


Around 500 Hong Kongers unleashed a furiously frivolous feathery fury upon random strangers in Chater Garden last Saturday. (Click here for Part 2: The Aftermath.)

Hong Kong Pillow Fight Day

via Oriental Daily

It was the biggest ever Hong Wrong ‘International Pillow Fight Day’ yet.

Tom

Handsome ringmaster, Tom Grundy, begins the countdown, via Ignacio Virgen

Kids fought on the sidelines in an internationally synchronised day of community love and global unity…

Pillow Fight kids

Fun for all ages, via Divya Rao

Dozens also turned up in colourful costumes…

China News

via China News

There was even live music this year, courtesy of a friendly bagpiping duo…

Divya Rao - bagpiper

via Divya Rao

As well a ‘pillow yoga’ session for those looking to warm up…

Yoga with pillows!

via Loong Tam

Footage via Agnes Bun of AFP:

Countless photographers and reporters attended the non-political, non-commercial, non-sensical annual gathering…

Photographers at the pillow fight

via Loong Tam

This year marked the fourth time the event was held in the city. For coverage from previous years, click here.

Pillow Fight Hong Kong 2014

via Loong Tam

There were no injuries, though shit got real between a couple of the younger competitors…

Shit gets real

via Jeff Mein Smith

The weather was perfect and revellers cleared up their mess afterwards.

via Apple Daily

via Apple Daily

Over 100 other cities around the world took part.

Pillow Fight Day

via Ignacio Virgen, Apple Daily, Abishek Desai, China News

Hong Kong Pillow Fight Day

via AFP/Getty

via Katy Lee

via Katy Lee

via Loong Tam

via Loong Tam

Tom at the Pillow Fight

Via Abhishek Desai

Footage from Reuters/Euronews:

Via Divya Rao

Pillow Fight Day

via Marissa Reyes

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Tyrone Siu, Reuters

via Charles Chiho Lo

via Charles Chiho Lo

Bank of China Pillow Fight

via Loong Tam

Kids at the Pillow Fight, Hong Kong

via South China Morning Post

Pillow Fight Day, Chater Garden

Via Jerome Favre, EPA

via Nathan Tsui

via Nathan Tsui

Pillow Fighters in Hong Kong

Via Via Rainy Leung, Jeff Mein Smith, Ignacia Virgen

Footage via Ron Rozalo:

Click here for Part 2, about the aftermath.

via Reuters

via Reuters

Hong Wrong is to blame for the city’s annual Pillow Fight Day every April…

A beady eye on cultural events across the territory…



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