Pillow Fight

A FLASH MOB is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term FLASH MOB is generally applied only to gatherings organized via social media or viral emails , rather than those organized by public relations firms or for a publicity stunt.

Take a look at this one in Trafalgar Square, London, UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orukqxeWmM0&feature=related

FLASH MOBS began as a form of performance art. While they started as an apolitical act, FLASH MOBS may share superficial similarities to political demostrations.

And here is another one also in London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM

But you can find them all over the world like this one in Antwerp, Belgium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k

Worldwide Pillow Fight Day (or International Pillow Fight Day) was a pillow fight FLASH MOB that took place on March 22, 2008. Over 25 cities around the globe participated in the first "international FLASH MOB", which was the world's largest FLASH MOB to date. On 4th April this year, approximately 200 people went to Largo do Machado for a pillow fight.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABH5VqsMNM&feature=related

You can check the You Tube for more FLASH MOBS.

Now, would you like to take part in a pillow fight?

Do you think FLASH MOBS can be fun in Rio or it could be too dangerous?

Do you have any amazing idea for a FLASH MOB?
By Andrea Silva - Cosme Velho Branch - Rio de Janeiro


  1. I can't beleve It!It's one of the dimmuiest idea of the wolrd.But I think that is VERY FUNNY.Could you imagine a lot of people in Rio singing "Mas que nada",or having a pilow fligth just because they want...hauhau.IWANT IT!It has to happen,will be so funny that I can't imagine.Please let's Do a petition for it!I will be the first to sign in.

  2. Junior A students, teacher Isabela , Jd BotanicoMay 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    "It would be really cool! Looks like a video game" (Antonio, student at Jardim Botânico, Rio)
    "I´d love to be there hitting people with pillows" (Leo, J. Botanico student)
    "It must be great to relax!!"

  3. We all want to participate!!!!!
    Let's have pillow fights at Cultura!

    Junior A Students.
    Teacher Claudio Paes (Cosme Velho - RJ)

  4. I think most flash mobs are intersting, but this one not much. What the objective of a lot of people fighting with a pillow ? In my opinion, don't have one.It is something that i would never go and waste my time !

    Breno, Plus 5
    Teacher: Rodrigo Veloso


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