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The bad news: Organizers of the mass pillow fight scheduled for Sunday
in Centennial Park (not pictured here--this is Vancouver
) have apparently gotten a clubbing from Metro Parks, which said the cushion-wielding hooligans would have to have a permit to pummel each other.
The exciting news: A spokesperson for the organizers, who call themselves The Optimist Manifesto, told the Scene
's D. Patrick Rodgers on Nashville Cream
that Metro police will be at the park Sunday to escort away any suspicious-looking character who shows up packing heat from Bed, Bath & Beyond. I know whatever takes place won't be at all dramatic, but the prospect of a full-on confrontation between feather-wielding commandos and cops with riot gear is just too cool to contemplate.
So if you're planning to show up anyway, ready to fluff, bring something capable of softening the impact of a riot baton.