Newmindspace, the nutty funsters behind the recent Wall Street Pillow Fight, were the brains behind Saturday's free-for-all cardboard lightsaber battle. They provided 3,000 florescent tubes to the crowd, plus a bunch of black lights to get the glow action started.
The effect was...okay. The blacklights didn't cover much of the crowd, so you really had to use the unlimited powers of your imagination to believe the cardboard tubes were elegant Jedi weapons. I didn't hear many people making "VMM VMM KSS" sounds effects, so I'm not sure if the whole lightsaber theme really held up.
Still, it's not every day you get to hit strangers with cardboard tubes. More pix after the jump.
Some masochistic individuals (probably siths) got into cardboard boxes and allowed people to go totally apeshit on them. Good times!
More pics at Geekanerd's Flickr page.