The Fight, Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight

Early Explosion Of Feathers
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The fight began early at eleven minutes before six. Here was one of the first explosions of feathers as a couple of pillows burst.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:49:48 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C13_0231
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Boy Picked Up Feathers
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As the fight gained in fury, and as the pillows flew, in the shadow below the battle a boy picked up feathers.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:50:12 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0239
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Goggles No Protection From Behind
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At least two women wore goggles that night, although one pair provided no protection against attack from the rear.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:52:20 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0246
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Video Of Fight Starting
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A short video segment showed the fight starting early. Note that it was still seven minutes before six, the official starting time.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  37° 47' 42.27" N, 122° 23' 42.52" W   •  (Photo taken 17:53:17 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0285
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Young Children Fought Too
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Young and teenaged children fought alongside the adults.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  37° 47' 42.40" N, 122° 23' 42.38" W   •  (Photo taken 17:54:38 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0288
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Defense Played An Equal Role
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Defense played an equal role in the battle. Here a pillow could provide head protection, or another pillow could protect the face.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  37° 47' 42.40" N, 122° 23' 42.38" W   •  (Photo taken 17:55:26 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0300
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Phones Documented The Battle
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Dozens if not hundreds of phones were used that evening to document the battle being waged In Justin Herman Plaza.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:56:13 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0316
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Feathers Fell Like Snow
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Despite the absence of snow in San Francisco, it is occasionally emulated with soap, ice shavings, or as here with feathers in February.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:56:58 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0329
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The Battle Filmed
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A high-def video of the battle taking place slightly over two minutes early in Justin Herman Plaza that evening.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:57:42 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0347
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The Clock Struck Six
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As the clock in the Ferry Building tower struck six, the battle was just taking a momentary breather before starting again, this time with fresh arrivals.


The Fight Of The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  37° 47' 41.63" N, 122° 23' 41.88" W   •  (Photo taken 17:59:39 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Monday 17 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0357
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