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.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/21/2013|
That was embarrassing, but good for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/12/2013|
It would have been better if they had been lesbians.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/12/2013|
R2 LMAO...my thoughts exactly
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/12/2013|
Gay Marriage for Dummies; Chapter 1: Flashmob Proposal: Yes or No?........ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/12/2013|
Why not show the world your love for someone...im all for public proposals!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/12/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/12/2013|
Home Depot? I'd prefer Lord & Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/12/2013|
They are going to have chubby babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/12/2013|
Gross. Old. And the bride has moobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/12/2013|
Won't somebody MARY me too?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/12/2013|
For all that production though, the girls and boys in the chorus line were mostly fucked. They could have used another month of rehearsal.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/12/2013|
If this was the proposal, you can be sure it will be a "Bridezilla" wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/12/2013|
Don't know if anyone cares, but the record is available to download for free off of Betty Who's website.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/12/2013|
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. ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/12/2013|
I like the kids holding iPads so that some folks can be included remotely.
The 'Proposer' looks nice in his gray suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/12/2013|
I cry every time i see a proposal like this ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/12/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/12/2013|
Hate this sort of shit with a passion.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/12/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/12/2013|
Leave it to Utah to just now be getting in on the flash mob thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/12/2013|
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....
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/13/2013|
Not much makes me cry. I admit it, I was in tears by the time the proposal came.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/13/2013|
I think they might have been inspired by this Portland couple from a year ago or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/13/2013|
Better YouTube Link here.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/13/2013|
Send a message to the couple, cause he is jumping for joy!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/13/2013|
Exactly r18, it's too cutesy for me, but I still approve considering where it happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/13/2013|
I do to, R25. Private lives are to be private. And Home Depot? Ewwww. Horrid.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/13/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/13/2013|
r37 It was a flashmob, not a parade, quit raining on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/13/2013|
They live in Utah. It's not like they can actually get married, so, why the big production?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/13/2013|
R37 Wow, get help or get a boyfriend or something. You're very bitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/13/2013|
Not bitter and I have a great BF. Just bored with people who think they deserve so much attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/13/2013|
I knew this would stick in the craw of the bitter, unhappy queens on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/13/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/13/2013|
This is so inelegant and unromantic.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/13/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/13/2013|
Marketing meme for conformist slaves, paid for by a corporation.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/13/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/13/2013|
"I'll never look at a two-by-four the same way ever again!"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/13/2013|
You think they have threesomes?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/13/2013|
If they don't right now r49, wait until they are married for a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/13/2013|
Everybody deserves at least that much attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/13/2013|
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;
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/13/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/14/2013|
It reminded me of a drag queen show. Fake authentic. Rather than express himself directly he needed to sync to a song.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/14/2013|
Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/14/2013|
When's the last time there were that many gays in Salt Lake City all in one place. And during daylight hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/14/2013|
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.)
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/14/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/14/2013|
Lots of bitter, unhappy people in this thread, classic DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/14/2013|
I prefer this more romantic proposal done by a fake movie trailer. And the song is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/14/2013|
The beaming looks on the Grandparents and the nephews was great. A lotta love in that family.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/14/2013|
I guess I can't buy my toilet seats at Home Depot anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/14/2013|
These happy homos were guests on The Ellen Degeneres Show today.
I think I like them more after her interview with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/19/2013|
I want their divorce at Loews
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/19/2013|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/19/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/19/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/21/2013|