Well, we aren't called "The Sheehab" for nothing! After my AMAZING experience of "casually" bumping into Robbie's brother on Grafton street, we've now realized that the Sheester love also extends to his brother Bren! I have to be honest I'm probably not the only one who was a tincy bit scared of him, you know with him being a body builder and six foot five! But I have to say overall, he was a gentleman, very genuine and sweet. (Even while standing in the rain!)
I've been meaning to explain to you all exactly how I met him but I've been so star struck and distracted the last couple of days, that it was near impossible to keep still and recall everything that happened!
Gosh, I don't even know how to start. It was a normal Saturday I suppose, I was doing the usual rounds on Facebook and twitter, sheestering like mad! I got a message from me fellow head Sheester, Erinn, telling me Rob was in Dublin! So of course I started researching, asking fellow Sheesters what the story was. It appeared at the time, that he was on Irish radio that morning and was planning to go out with mates that night in Dublin. So as any good Sheester knows, Robs usually in Lilies, various other hideouts and has been spotted by many strolling up and down Grafton street! As I was unable to attend the apple store TMI Q&A that Rob would be at on Monday, I jumped (Literally!) at the chance to meet him in Dublin!
And so began the hours journey to the city, I had my City Of Bones book and fully charged phone to get some photos. I was trying stay positive, I know its a huge city but if so many people had casually met him in Grafton street while they weren't even looking for him, it was impossible for me to miss him! It turns out anyway my eyes aren't just finely tuned to spotting the Robster, I can spot a certain Sheehan family member a street away too!
We had only gotten out of the car and were strolling down some street perpendicular to Grafton street when I saw him. It was a very busy day, people rushing by shopping bags in hand but for a Sheester you could spot those curls anywhere! I knew straight away it was his brother! I was following him on twitter and knew what he looked like and besides, he's the spitting image of Robbie!!
I freaked out as usual, shouting, jumping up and down and pointing like a maniac who had escaped from a mental home!! Of course, I got some queer looks but there was no way I was letting this opportunity pass me by! I'm quite sure Bren saw me from across the street, gapping at him like an idiot. So away I went in pursuit of Bren in the hope of maybe leading me to Robbie! I know that sounds stalkerish but you all would have done the same, plus I wanted to meet Bren too! He pops into a internet café/ salon and my hopes are extinguished. Don't get me wrong being so close to anything Robbie related is a true blessing but I knew I couldn't follow him up! He had already spotted me!!
So we waited and waited but there was a problem. It started raining and I really needed to pee! Eventually we had no other choice but to go in! I headed up the narrow windy stairs and then found the first bathroom I could. My mam was waiting outside, looking about for him which wasn't much good since she didn't even know what he looked like! "Rob!" was what I told her to look for!
While I was in the bathroom there was a knock on the door. "Rachel was he wearing a black top and shorts?" yeah I replied, still sitting on the toilet mind you. "Oh well he's just passed, he's going down the stairs.." I swear, I've never moved so quick in my life! I flew down the stairs and once I got to the top of the last flight sure enough there was little Bren at the bottom! He was pulling on a blue hoodie (Coincidence?) and again I started to freak! he was right there! Brendan Sheehan! Robbie's brother!
He saw me and my mam then and i'll tell you he must have been well creeped out cause he pulled up his hood and flew out the door!! I was unsure of what to do so my mam took lead and we both chased up the street after him!
"Excuse me! Are you Brendan?!
That was pretty much how the introduction went. I'm not sure what exactly was said after that but somehow or another we got talking about if Rob was in town.
"Is he here?"
He did mention that Robbie could be home within the next week or so.... Keep your eyes peeled Dublin Sheesters!! And somehow we got a photo taken with him. He was a bit shocked to be asked for a photo but was glad to see we were such big fans . (His phone even went off in his pocket while we were chatting and he ignored it!!)
It was a windy day and my hair got a bit excited ( Or maybe from meeting Bren?) and decided to blow into my face and make it look like I had a uni brow... yeah thanks for that. But Bren looked amazeballs! You cant see it in the photo but his eyes are the same shape as Robbie's and are
a summers sky blue with some clouds mixed together and with little flecks of gold thrown in. Beautiful! And don't get me started on the hair... need I say anymore?
And my mom also decided to take a photo of his hand... I'm just kidding.
So anyway through all that excitement we still managed to talk about Robs scandalously awesome outfit at the TMI LA premiere and of course, The Sheehab.
Bren: Did you see his outfit at the La Premiere?
I have to say that sums Robbie up quite well haha!!
So we asked Bren did he know about The Sheehab and listen to this, he did! I was
delighted! My mam told him that I was involved with it and he seemed really
impressed! We were even graced by a follow from him! (Fan made posters for the TMI Apple store event in London! Love our Sheesters!)
I have to say, that day was one of the best of my life so far. Will never be forgotten! Thank you so so so much Bren if your reading this!! The Sheesters love you!! Mwahhh!!