Pillows Comin' At Ya!

year four of the city’s biggest feather-weight fight

Robin Kinderman, photos by Frank H. Robinson |

Calling all pillow-bashing enthusiasts! It’s time once again for the Volume One April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight. Yeah, you heard that right. For those of you who have done this before, you’re grinning foolishly as you dig out your wacky pillow case and strap on your helmet. Those of you who haven’t are wondering what in the world I’m talking about. Here’s the deal: this is the fourth annual gigantic neighborhood pillow fight, taking place on the corner of Madison and Forest streets (across from the downtown Farmers’ Market in the official Stella Blues parking lot), complete with flying feathers, music, and prizes. “How do I get involved,” you ask? Show up with a pillow, and don your wackiest gear because costumes are more than encouraged. Before 6pm there will be some mini games as pillow tossing, costume contests, and prize giveaways for best individual costume, best team costume, best pillowcase, and so on. At 6pm sharp, people will battle each other to the feathery death (not really) for five minutes of feathery fury. There are some general rules, though, like pick on people your own size, don’t do anything stupid, etc. For full game rules and a hilarious video of what ensued last year, check it out under “V1 Events” on Then call some friends and take five on the first to get feathered.

    Volume One’s April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight! • Wednesday, April 1 • Stella Blues parking lot at corner of Madison and Forest streets in Eau Claire • 6pm, sharp • FREE • all ages • 552-0457