Amsterdam never ceases to amaze me. Not in my wildest dreams had I imagined such an event with this intensity. Thousands of people came together on Dam Square for the year’s most massive pillow fight on April 2nd. We went there with our Cameras to capture the event but soon started picking a fight with Pillows.
– Soft pillows only!
– Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once
– Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras
– Remove glasses, necklaces, bracelets and other things which can be broken beforehand
– Events are usually free and appropriate for all ages
– Wait until the signal to begin
The event began at 3 PM . When people had bought pillows and started hitting each other politely. Soon it became frantic and there were feathers and cotton in the air. There were torn pillows on the floor and people were refilling them with cotton to hit each other.
What amazed me was that people of different ages be it children or old people were fplaying with the same enthusiasm. Some say the events are to help relieve city stress and get people outside, while others claim it’s just a bit of fun. This is me playing with a child. I got so into the fight
People were dressed in carnival costumes. It was a joyous event and we has fun. It was choking after a while the cotton and feathers entering your windpipe. I took some breaks and got back into the arena this time with goggles.
It was the most crowds I had seen in Dam square since I came here- People of Amsterdam fighting and a row of tourists filming the event. In the other side of dam square were artists performing and some dressed up in comic costumes.