Urban square spontaneous: Roman pillow fight

What’s the so called Committee for the Termination of National Apathy to do to achieve its mission of relieving anxiety and stress? A national pillow fight of course!

Some 300 people celebrated the third annual Roman Pillow Fight on Sunday, April 27, 2008 in Piazza Santa Maria in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, simultaneously commencing massive pillow action at precisely 6 pm when the piazza’s clock tower began to chime.

It’s one of those ‘you had to be there’ events, but you can get a sense of it from via YouTube.

This is the kind of event that represents the fun, spontaneous, community-building value of a central urban square.

Image source: IntheMood4.