how they pulled off a SURPRISE party!
Wow okay let's go back to when this all began that was too far back okay here's what I think happened we emailed about what to do for your
partyin like June because you turn 30 this year and that's a big deal Carly approached me about it and says you want to do something nice for husbands and my best friend's 30th birthday
partyso I figured you love breakfast let's do something brunch related and then I know that the studio space is a good space he wanted to know if she could do it in my event space and if I would help her fool Joe into thinking that this was something that he wasn't coming to I wanted to come up with something that Joseph would commit to and all I could think of was that he would shoot something for Ross so the why we came up with was that Joe was gonna help me make a promo video for my recording studio I knew that the first thing that Joseph would do when he was asked by Ross would be to open the shared calendar and see what was going on that day and so I had already put in the shared calendar that I was going to a baby show Ross asked me to do shoot and I said no Raj came back to me and said he said no he hasn't that day I have everything already planned and I said it but the hell does he have that day he doesn't have anything I thought I was going to a baby show with Carly that's what it said in the calendar but I found out that no I wasn't going and Carly was going alone with but with a baby Leah I...
was free to do whatever it was I wanted to do apparently she was trying to ally me because we both knew that we were very responsible for this deception on Jo so she's taking pictures of booths to send to him and pretend that this is where she's going my cousin Billy Joe sells some items for moms and so I said that Billy Joe had a booth set up at this baby show and so the night before very casually I showed Joe a picture and Billy Jones booth and I said look how great it looks it's a nice looking booth there looks fairly legitimate I'm glad I don't have to go that was a picture of a real booth of hers but from back in April I'm gonna start thinking about this shoot and what the plan is cuz Ross has told me nothing and I'm going in blind so every time he called me and asked me about the shoot I obviously hadn't prepared anything for it because it wasn't a real shoot I wasn't really thinking about it and especially in the last couple days when he was asked all these questions about specifics about the shoot who's doing the audio what kind of camera angles are we looking at what's the theme what's the purpose what are the questions I have to ask you all I'm thinking about is how am I gonna make this
partywork I wasn't thinking about a shoot do we have a boom mic how much b-roll do I need do I need to get exterior shots should I have made a shot list so every time he'd ask me I had to think on my feet and...
and I started just googling audio videos and saying this is what I wanted him to do okay I can do this I'll meet you at the studio and we'll shoot it Joseph kept telling Ross that he was going to be there at a certain time first of all you wanted to be really early but we didn't want Joe at the
partyuntil 11:00 or so even 11:15 and so I said to Ross you're gonna find a way to stall him if he goes that early so I had to come up with a way to get him to come to my house so we could go over there together and I could I could report why would I go so far out of my way to pick you up when you can just meet me at the studio and this way I want to drag you home my idea was Ross tell Joe or asked Joe to pick you up it's not a big deal and Ross said there's no way Joe is gonna pick me up I have to fake that something's wrong with my car so it's the night before the
partywe've got 50 of his close friends and family waiting to come to the
partyand everything's catered and all the timing is ready to go it all relies on him coming to pick me up at my house so the we can go in together and I can report to Karly exactly when everybody should hide and get ready to
surpriseit so Ross came up with this elaborate plan to claim that he had a flat tire and that that's why Joe had to come pick him up which is the exact same story that you guys wrote into a show I was driving to the to the bank to get you the money of course there we go the wheel we...
for the rent and on the way there I got a flat tire yeah I got a flat tire on the way there why I thought it was so believable because it was so ridiculous why would I use the same concept that we wrote together on him as his own thing and so before I call him for the story I did a couple laps up and down the staircase so I'd be really out of breath and angry so I was just yelling at myself in the car and so when I called him out of breath Joe bought it all he bought it he bought it hook line and sinker after the call I went back to my room and I said holy Sh you're a good liar and Ross said yeah that was some of my best work before the day of I thought Joe might have an idea that there was a
partythe whole time we kept thinking oh he knows he definitely knows something's up it's just little things for example he took my laptop in to get fixed and so my email was open on my laptop and there was tons of emails that had the subject line Joseph's
surprisehe also got a haircut the day before which he gets a haircut every once in a while he got a haircut in every hair I was in your haircut for a haircut it's a very difficult procedure it's because it's got to go from nothing to something and back to nothing again only the best twelve dollar haircut can do this but the fact that he got a haircut the day before this
partymade me think maybe he had an idea he was seeing people so I thought maybe he knew I did not know I had no freaking idea so I...
took my time leaving the house because what's the rush I'm just going to pick up Ross y'all for the first time his life was actually late everyone showed up to the
partyvery early because I told them that you cannot be late because Joe is always prompt when I'm getting text saying where the hell are you so Joe comes and picks me up I'm I've normally outside my building ready prepared ready to go trying to flag him down with him crossing streets to get in which I kind of thought was gonna tip him off in retrospect this was very odd cuz rust is always late every time I've ever gone to pick him up at his place I'm sitting in the parking lot waiting like 15 minutes for him to come down but in that moment nothing I'm not thinking about that so one of the things that Carley said when we made the plan was she said I want you to be rolling on him in the car I didn't know he was filming me so the whole time I'm filming and I'm kind of holding my phone at my side trying to make sure that he doesn't see that I'm filming him and I'm saying out loud that I'm a little I feel a little nervous about the shoot that we were about to be doing be nervous he's done what are you nervous what's wrong with you an idiot it's just gonna be us there dunno it's not annoying part is parked behind me he would eat the backup bike right here but backup at this point I still had absolutely no idea what was about to happen I...
didn't know that there was 50 people waiting in size to
surpriseme all I thought it was just Ross and I going into a studio to film a video Joseph showed up at the venue with Ross we figured that Ross would tell him you know leave your stuff in the car let's go in and get and check it out we got I made sure that he brought every possible thing he could have out of the trunk and the light stands all the thing all the things I knew that he wouldn't need but we really wanted to make the illusion real we look at the window Joe and Ross are unloading all of the equipment and I mean like armfuls of equipment why don't you bring some more stuff you don't need any like just really whatever you can carry bring that I was so shocked legitimately
surprised is it's great now it's one thing to plan a
partyand have me just go for dinner and there be people there but this to have been made to believe in a completely different reality for months just makes it that much better and for Ross not to screw it up little no in fact about me is I don't know how to keep a secret or the damn this is a milestone for me because I've never kept the secret this long before you know people there of course that was the icing on the cake just seeing everyone you know from different parts of your life and
they're all in the same room together truly a
surprisesuccess the huge weight off my shoulders of planning a
surpriselike this for your best friend is great the only disadvantage is now he'll never trust you again being genuinely
surprised at a
partyjust for you is one of the greatest things that could happen to you I can't really describe it what stuck in my mind is the moment that it happened the feeling of seeing all those people there and as the seconds passed by realizing more and more what was going on and your day is completely changed to be way better than you ever could have imagined it's incredible generally surprising my life thank you so much for this amazing mad that I catch on advice for throwing Joseph my
partyit's very easy the fact that you bought Ross's crazy story I mean mm-hmm the elaborate pet plan worked on me you guys really I had nothing to do nothing to do it's all a big lie but lied to from that's the line in the show that's how you play somebody I'm still think all that everyone drove so far I mean that's a 30 year old to have 55 people come out to to
surpriseyou it's pretty awesome you were there too I can't believe you
pulledthat up cuz I was driving over here you know I was thinking of big people I need to talk to is to ask thing I'll just general life stuff I'm like well everyone who I would want to talk to this in this room right thank you so much for coming so that's how I got the
surpriseof my life I can't thank Carly enough for what she did to everyone who came who brought...
gifts or even for watching this thank you sorry thank you so much for the birthday wishes it's a new it's a new day 30 years old I have just getting started thank you goodbye oh and subscribe and there you go good alright bye bye you