If you grew up on classic Hollywood kids movies, chances are there were a few recurring scenes that made you think: ‘This would dead-set never happen in real life.’
Smooth-talking adolescents made plans with no fixed location, ‘I’ll pick you up at 8’ was enough to secure plans with a total stranger whose address apparently didn’t matter.
And then there’s one of the most visually memorable Hollywood tropes: pillow fights. A time when a sleepover would shift from truth or dare and Cheetos snacking to a feather-filled free for all.
While you might still miss out on the first two tropes, you now have the opportunity to indulge in a real-life pillow fight.
Premier Inn has just launched their Pillow Fight Club, with events popping up in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Bristol. And it’s not just for the kids.
‘Pillow Fight Club is all about encouraging families across the UK to have some good old fashioned fun,’ Sarah Simpson, Head of Product at Premier Inn told Metro.co.uk.
The UK’s largest hotel chain is retiring up to 400,000 of their well-loved pillows to upgrade to their new ‘best ever pillow’. Before these retired sleep-givers are recycled, like an aged Stallone in Rocky Balboa they’ll be put to battle one final time.
As the new pillows are rolled out across 800 Premier Inn hotels, the still-fluffy retirees will be available for Brits to use for their own pillow fights.
Premier Inn explains the rules in their adorable take on the film Fight Club, which happens to have its 20th anniversary next month. While that tidbit might make you feel hella old, being able to partake in the pillow fight might just make you feel young and spritely again.
The first Pillow Fight Club pop-up takes place in Soho, London this Sunday between 1-6pm. So bring your mates, bring the fam, bring the kids.
Contenders will first be taught the rules, showed proper pillow fighting technique and will then be all set to battle to the top of the leaderboard.
If you’re more of a lover than a fighter, rest-assured there’s a giant pillow wall just for you to take selfies at. Oh, and all attendees will be gifted Premier Inn’s new ‘best ever pillow’.
For those outside of London, you can still get a piece of the feathery pie.
‘For pillow fighters in Edinburgh (Royal Mile), Cardiff (City Centre) and Bristol (Finzels Reach), head to your local Premier Inn to pick up a free pair of new pillows and Pillow Fight Club rules, and start your own club,’ Sarah Simpson told Metro.co.uk.
Register to attend the London event for free through Eventbrite.