The second best thing about bachelor parties — besides the drunken shenanigans at the bachelor party itself — is how off-the-rails group e-mail invites can get. These e-mail chains get ridiculous fast.
There’s a great story making the rounds in Philly today that will restore your faith in humanity. Thanks to an e-mail address typo, a man in Seattle randomly ended up on an e-mail chain for a bachelor party in Philly. Joey DiJulio — the man in Seattle — had no idea who the groom is, telling NBC 10:
“I was trying to make sense of it,” Joey said. “I was so confused. I was looking through different addresses and didn’t know who anyone was. I looked and saw my name on the CC and realized it was a typo. I was getting entertainment while being a fly on the wall.”
Of course, it was the best man’s fault, according to the groom:
“About fifty people had been in the email, so no one really noticed that anything was wrong,” Jeff said. “I sent a list over to my brother Michael, someone had made the mistake, I’d be happy to throw him under the bus for this one.”
Joey was just going to lay low and not respond. But the e-mails kept coming, with the group planning gambling, shuffle board competitions and other events for the weekend. Hopefully hitting up Delilah’s Gentleman’s Club for a steak dinner was on that list. Jeff’s brother asked for a final headcount from people he hadn’t heard from yet, which is when Joey decided to chime in. Via NBC 10:
So, I have no idea who any of you guys are, but I have been enjoying being a fly on the wall hearing about the plans for this bachelor party over the last few months.
I’m assuming my E-Mail address was added to the list by mistake (perhaps a typo of someone else?).
I live out in Seattle, WA and although for a moment I thought it might be funny to just show up and be that guy nobody knows but everyone wonders “who is that guy?”, buying a plane ticket for a cross-country flight just to crash a bachelor’s party might be a bit over the top (although it would be epic!).
Nonetheless, I do hope you guys have a great time and I’d like to take a moment to wish the best of luck in life to the groom!
Everyone was more that stoked to have a stranger get in on the bachelor party:
“I’m overnighting you a wedding invite,” Jeff said. “You show up at the bachelor party and I’ll make you my best man. You can give the toast even.”
A friend of the groom replied, “I say everyone forks up an extra $20 and we get Joey a plane ticket to Philly!”
As everyone was throwing out ideas for how to get him to the party and wedding, Joey took matters into his own hands and created a GoFundMe page.
Yes! I classify this as a good use of crowdfunding. As of last night, the GoFundMe raised $1700 to get Joey from Seattle to Philly for the bachelor party, which is scheduled for next weekend. Joey is now trying to raise a few more dollars so he can help give the bride and groom some money for their honeymoon in Italy as a wedding present.
Everyone wins. Jeff and Joey are both going to have the time of their lives, even though they don’t know each other. Easily the most Bro-tastic story that you’ll read today.
Just Bros being Bros, chipping in to have a good time with random strangers.
The very definition of a bro move.
[H/T: NBC Philly]