Prelude, To The 2014 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight

Two By Vaillancourt Fountain
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A young couple arrived early and waited inside the drought dry Vaillancourt Fountain external link in Justin Herman Plaza at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:19:41 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0186
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A Pair With Pillows
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Two young people walked with arms around pillows instead of around each other.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:24:13 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0187
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Folks Gathered On Steps
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Folks gathered on steps and sipped sodas or coffee or texted on phones, or just stood there holding a grey pillow.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:30:43 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0192
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A Few Arrived In Costume
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A few arrived in costume. Here a gladiator arrived complete with head-piece, shield, sword and pillow.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:33:39 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0195
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Posed For Pictures
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Others who gathered posed for each other to immortalize the event in the electronic cloud.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:40:05 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0200
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Superhero
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One fellow arrived dressed in a superhero costume. His face was obscured by a mask, but just after this shot he gave a peace sign and thereby indicated he wasn't a robot.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:40:24 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0202
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A Group Cheer
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A small crowd of those many waiting gathered alongside the steps to give a rousing cheer.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:43:46 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0208
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Prelude Was A Photo Fest
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In advance of the fight, folks posed for fun photos and and laughed at the results of shots taken.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:45:22 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0211
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Dad Instructed Son
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A Dad, with a dad-sized pillow, instructed his son in the finer points of a public pillow fight.


2014 Prelude To The 9th Annual Valentines Day Pillow Fight   •  Justin Herman Plaza internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 17:47:23 Friday 14 February 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Sunday 16 February 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_0218
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