[Creative Commons photo by Ari]

The city of San Francisco is considering a ban on flash mobs after this year’s massive Valentine’s Day pillow fight caused an estimated $20,000 in damage. This was San Francisco’s fourth annual pillow fight, but this year rainy weather caused feathers to clog up storm drains, leading to flooding in streets and some businesses.

I’d hate to see the city punish all flash mob organizers because of one careless stunt. Flash mobs like the Carrot Mob do a great job of applauding eco-friendly businesses without causing any collateral damage. Blanket legislation because of this one pillow fight seems a little bit harsh to me.

And because I know you really just want to see what thousands of people having a pillow fight is like, here’s some video: