Well, if they're not crazy, they aren't your friends.
This poor guy had no clue that the Rugby World Cup match he was going to watch at a pub would turn up into his surprise 'funeral' thrown by his friends. Keiran Cable had stopped going on night-outs with friends since the very day he got into a relationship with a girl, and since then his social life had almost ended. So his hilariously evil buddies who happen to be Rhonda football group members who play for the local Prince FC football team in Treorchy hosted the funeral for their 20-year-old friend whom they had hardly seen since the day love entered his life.
Keiran Cable's friend Ben Sullivan said: "Keiran had been in a relationship for a few months and it felt like he had died because none of us had seen him since then and he wasn't replying to any of our group texts or mails. A couple of weeks ago we were all in the pub and we all started saying RIP Keiran so we decided if he wasn't going to come out with us and was going to pretend he was dead then we'd organise a funeral for him. He had no idea what was going on. He thought he was coming out to watch the rugby but he came out the back of the pub and we were all there waiting. It was so hard to keep it a secret. One of the boys, Shaun Bundy, organised most of it and he spent Friday and Saturday making the coffin. Another one of the boys, Daniel Bundock, was the vicar, and gave speeches from the Old Testament, and Matthew Lewis wrote a song especially in Keiran's memory, to the tune of the Kaiser Chiefs song Ruby. I borrowed a funeral car and we drove the coffin from pub to pub, with the vicar in front and all of the boys in procession behind it. The roads were completely closed off, it was epic."
The leaflets read: "Thoughts are with friends of Keiran at this dark time. However they shouldn't grieve for him but wish him luck as he continues on in his next life. Keiran has had a tough 18 months trying to keep his friendship with his friends alive but sadly the wait is now over and has floated up to the gates of heaven. What hurts the most is that we were starved of precious time to say our last goodbyes after his relationship status was changed from 'Single' to 'In a Relationship'. It is now time for us to finally say our last goodbyes by raising a glass for our friend Keiran." 50 Order of Service leaflets were completed with songs by The Vaccines, Oasis and The Jam.
Shaun Bundy, organised most of the fun event and spent Friday and Saturday making the coffin. "My cheeks were aching from smiling so much. The boys made a massive effort and it was definitely a day to remember", says the funeral guy Keiran.