by April 8, 2013 at 9:30 am 0


The Dupont Circle Pillow Fight on Saturday, April 6. Click the collage for the photo gallery. (Luis Gomez Photos)

See photos from Saturday’s pillow fight at Dupont Circle.

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon the warriors were showing up, little by little — some coming from a previous battle at the Washington Monument, others for their first bout. Discretely (as much as possible while carrying a pillow) and silently (as much as you can with a bunch of friends walking with you), they approached the site of the battle: the Dupont Circle fountain. It was already full with people and the Circle itself had a number of people enjoying the Saturday afternoon.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, the war-scream “Pillow Fight!” filled the air. Then at least 100 fighters brought out their pillows and started wacking each other in celebration of annual International Pillow Fight Day. The fight started around 4:15 pm and lasted more than an hour. People kept on coming to the Circle in search of a second pillow fight, after their first one at the Washington Monument.

It was a great battle, entertaining and fun, with no major casualties — except for the insides of pillows.

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