pillow.jpgWhether you’re looking for an alternative to flowers and candy this Valentine’s Day or just want to vent some frustration–the Great San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight is the place to be.

The annual event will take place Tuesday evening at Justin Herman Plaza and participants should be ready to start swinging at 6 p.m.

Tuesday marks the seventh year the feathers will be flying and Department of Public Works spokeswoman Gloria Chan said city workers will be ready for the post-fight cleanup.

Chan said last year’s attendance was not as high as previous years and the cleanup did not take long.

The free feather fight has garnered high marks on the review website, Yelp, earning four and a half stars.

Some of the past participants offered tips for newcomers. Some tips include bringing fresh, soft pillows and hunting down the Valentine’s Day couples.

“Always hit the obvious Valentine’s Day couple,” Lanie L. said.

“Because destroying cuteness is fun with pillows.”

Another reviewer, Gen D., posted her displeasure with some of the pillows.

“To those that brought tempurpedic pillows,” she said. “May ugly monkeys gnaw on your face! They’re freaking bricks!”


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