TAKE That fans have no need to ask Limerickwoman Patricia O’Shea ‘how deep is your love’ for their hit singer song-writer.
The 37 year-old pharmacy technician, who works in Corbally, has been carrying around a life-size cut-out of the Take That crooner Gary Barlow, in the hope that he will sing at her wedding in Limerick this August.
Patricia is one of a number of brides-to-be hoping that the hit singer, who has penned lyrics for Shirley Bassey amongst others, will make a surprise appearance at her wedding for that special first dance song.
“My wedding day will of course be the most amazing day of my life, but for Gary to be there would be incredible,” she told the Limerick Chronicle.
Gary Barlow, who has written 13 number one singles in the UK to date, has sung at the wedding of two fans, and had earlier promised to perform at least three weddings this year.
Earlier this year he wrote on Twitter: “Every week I receive thousands of requests to sing at someone’s wedding. In 2015 I want to sing at three weddings. The only deal is they have to be HUGE fans and all you have to do is stalk me on here.”
Patricia has certainly lived to his ask, and she and her friends have been tweeting him hundreds of times.
With four months to the wedding, she is constantly thinking of new scenarios to take pictures of herself and ‘Gary’ to tweet to him in the hope of luring him to the Castle Oaks hotel in Castleconnell on August 8. She will get wed in St Michael’s church on Denmark Street, where a number of family weddings have taken place, and joked that her fiance Richard Lowe, who is originally from Tralee, isn’t threatened by the other man in her life.
“He has just said ‘Go for it. If you don’t go for it, you’ll regret it’. At least I’m trying and God loves a trier.
“I’ve fan a fan since Take That. I still have all the posters and stickers on the wardrobe in my old bedroom. I’ll be going to their next concert in May, and hope to bring ‘Gary’ in with me too. We have sent hundreds of texts, but it’s hard when you don’t know if he has been looking at your tweets. So we’re trying to think outside the box, such as taking pictures of him building snowmen with us, and with us for movie nights on the couch.” She previously brought ‘Gary’ to her cousin’s 30th birthday party in America with her, and he will also be going on her hen party in May to Kilkenny. She just hopes she gets to meet the real Gary on one very special August day.