Watch this gay couple's Home Depot flash mob proposal
A Utah couple is engaged after an elaborate, surprise proposal at a Salt Lake City Home Depot.
Dustin arrived at the Home Depot thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party, but instead he would get the surprise of his life.
It would have been better if they had been lesbians.
R2 LMAO...my thoughts exactly
Gay Marriage for Dummies; Chapter 1: Flashmob Proposal: Yes or No?........ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!
After watching that i am so excruciatingly bitter and intensely jealous I think I could die from this feeling.
His parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and 2 dozen friends all in on it? Some people are so f*cking lucky.
Marriage proposals are one of those things I think are better left for a private time and place.
I find ostentatious displays of affection to be obnoxious and off-putting.
But, I'll echo R1 , good for them.
Why not show the world your love for someone...im all for public proposals!
It would have been more satisfying if the guy had said "No" just because those big splashy self indulgent PDAs are so excrutiating for everyone watching. Plenty of people are lonely and sad and watching something like that doesn't do much to really cheer them up. Oh, not me of course. LOLOL
A few people posted this on FB and one of them wrote that if you can't make it through the whole thing without shedding a tear, you have no heart.
Guilty as charged. I mean, it is nice that they got engaged. And it is quite lovely that their family and friends were part of it. But, what is this obsession with making life events into bad high school musical production numbers? And then putting it up for the world to see. If they wanted to record it to share within the family or their circle of friends, they could have done that -- but they didn't.
It is just glorified self-promotion with embarrassing choreography.
If they were lesbians, all of the people in the "mob" could've stayed afterward at HD to shop for wedding gifts off the registry.
Home Depot? I'd prefer Lord & Taylor.
They are going to have chubby babies.
Gross. Old. And the bride has moobs.
Won't somebody MARY me too?
I found it overly "produced". They had a boom mic for Christ's sake. What is it with people making such a big production out of this.
For all that production though, the girls and boys in the chorus line were mostly fucked. They could have used another month of rehearsal.
If this was the proposal, you can be sure it will be a "Bridezilla" wedding.
This is great. Home Depot, once so homophobic; and Salt Lake City, homophobia central.
It's not so much what they did it is WHERE they did it.
Don't know if anyone cares, but the record is available to download for free off of Betty Who's website.
I guess they are counting on Youtube views, and Ellen to pay for their sham wedding. This has "Chuck and Larry" written all over it. ;)
made me cry wonderful
I like the kids holding iPads so that some folks can be included remotely.
The 'Proposer' looks nice in his gray suit.
I cry every time i see a proposal like this ;)
And what makes it all the more sweet is that fat old Tim Wildmon at the American Family Association just ended the boycott of The Home Depot saying that they had stopped supporting the "gay agenda."
Hate this sort of shit with a passion.
That hug at the end was real.
I don't know why someone would want a public proposal. But I could speculate--
Maybe the guy was in the closet and hiding the relationship before and this is his big coming out moment.
Maybe the one guy used to complain you're never affectionate in public with me and the proposer thought, I'll show you how public I can be with my affection
Maybe mom & dad & grandpa and the tumbling nieces all wanted to appear in a video
Maybe the dancers and singers wanted to show their stuff and convinced Mr. proposer to use them in his video
Who knows but they seemed happy and sweet. It must be nice to have that much support from your family and friends.
I'm very happy for them, but also envious since I've never managed to find that sort of love, nor had that many supportive friends and family that would even offer or agree to take part in such a thing even if I ever HAD met someone like that.
Leave it to Utah to just now be getting in on the flash mob thing.
Flash mob? So 90s
Flash mob proposal? So 00s
Gay flash mob proposal? Just too tedious
Please tell me these guys are Mormons, and this is only the first of a series of polygamous gay Mormon wedding flash mob proposals....
Not much makes me cry. I admit it, I was in tears by the time the proposal came.
I think they might have been inspired by this Portland couple from a year ago or so.
Exactly r18, it's too cutesy for me, but I still approve considering where it happened.
I do to, R25. Private lives are to be private. And Home Depot? Ewwww. Horrid.
Pompous, vein, self-important. Was this made as an authentic gesture or was this over-production put together just so these arrogant pricks could get slice of celebrity culture? People have become too media savvy, thinking everyone else should give a shit about their shit. This proposal was too manipulative to garnish a sincere emotion from its viewers.
r37 It was a flashmob, not a parade, quit raining on it.
They live in Utah. It's not like they can actually get married, so, why the big production?
R37 Wow, get help or get a boyfriend or something. You're very bitter.
Not bitter and I have a great BF. Just bored with people who think they deserve so much attention.
I knew this would stick in the craw of the bitter, unhappy queens on DL.
This event, like any "Flash mob" of the past year or so, was sponsored by a corporation.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Home Depot's going after the gay market, and that's fine.
But it WAS sponsored by them.
This is so inelegant and unromantic.
R44, love is sometimes inelegant and unromantic. The 'groom' looked mortified. He did it because the 'bride' probably presumed he was incapable of such an over the top production. It was intended to show how extravagant his love is.
Marketing meme for conformist slaves, paid for by a corporation.
Well, then, one shouldn't engage in it, R45, or at least in its inelegant and unromantic aspects. By doing something so crass, it seems they were purposely avoiding the beauty and romance of love and embracing the ugliness of some of its aspects. Reach for the stars not for the gutter.
"I'll never look at a two-by-four the same way ever again!"
If they don't right now r49, wait until they are married for a few years.
Everybody deserves at least that much attention.
I'm not against this kind of thing in theory because celebrating love and the individual is fine BUT
1) I would be mortified if it happened to me;
2) In some sense it's family and friends imposing on your relationship;
3) those people did not practice enough and their choreography was unprofessional;
4) the idiot took out his phone to do shit even though there were cameras all around;
[quote]Not bitter and I have a great BF. Just bored with people who think they deserve so much attention.
And yet you clicked on a thread titled "Watch this gay couple's Home Depot flash mob proposal" and then bitched about it. So yeah, you're bitter.
[quote]1) I would be mortified if it happened to me; 2) In some sense it's family and friends imposing on your relationship; 3) those people did not practice enough and their choreography was unprofessional; 4) the idiot took out his phone to do shit even though there were cameras all around;
You would be mortified if your family and friends love you that much to go through the trouble? OR you don't have friends and family that would bother? Unprofessional? They aren't professionals and they don't claim to be. If you are that much of a perfectionist you will surely die alone. Nothing or no one can make you happy.
It reminded me of a drag queen show. Fake authentic. Rather than express himself directly he needed to sync to a song.
Are they twins?
Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!
When's the last time there were that many gays in Salt Lake City all in one place. And during daylight hours.
I'm amazed this happened in mormon Utah. It was cute - definitely not for me - but it was cute.
They look happy - good for them.
Wow so many cynics. It made me cry like a baby!! Then again, I teared up a little when I first saw "Wrecking Ball" too, so there's that. (because of one little part where Miley seems to convey real emotion.)
Am I the only one that noticed how stereotypically gay they both looked (nobody seeing them alone on the street would ever confuse them for straight).
What is it with gays an tin-tin haircuts anyway?
I loved it and love it. I would never have wanted a public proposal, either, but there have been attention-whore-y straight couples pulling this shit on the big screen at baseball and football games for-fucking-ever. Why shouldn't gay couples do it now that they can actually get legally married in many places (and, I fully believe, will be able to everywhere within a few more years)?
The part that got me was not the friends and siblings (I guess) or nephews and nieces, but the parents and (maybe) grandparent. This is what straight young people have always had, families grouping together to celebrate the engagement. For years, LGBT people had to make family from friends and mentors because their biological families, even if they still loved them, wanted nothing to do with their couple celebrations.
This is not nothing. This is huge. This is why I, personally, have given thousands of dollars to political candidates in hope of. This is what many of you canvassed and rallied and lobbied for equal rights to achieve.
This is progress, and it discourages me that so many of you can't recognize it when it's staring you in the face, even if it is in the form of a silly flash-mob video.
The perception used to be that gay people were degenerate outsiders. The outbreak of AIDS was used to heighten that perception. All things considered, it's much better to be depicted today like ordinary people.
The beaming looks on the Grandparents and the nephews was great. A lotta love in that family.
I guess I can't buy my toilet seats at Home Depot anymore.
These happy homos were guests on The Ellen Degeneres Show today.
I think I like them more after her interview with them.
[quote]These happy homos were guests on The Ellen Degeneres Show today.
Of course they were. Wasn't that the whole point of this little production? Did she give them lots of gifts and a honeymoon trip?
Sweet but SLOPPY, PEOPLE!! It's only real love if you make it CRISP! SHARP ANGLES! One and two and up and turn, sharp like knives, not cobras!
I would have made them start again.
To answer r72 (who probably doesn't need his/her cynicism fed, but I'll do it anyway), yes they got gifts.
Through one of Ellen's sponsors, she gave them a honeymoon to Australia, 10K in cash, and some scuba equipment that it looked like both of them were too fat to fit in to.