An Anonymous Friend Remembers Bobby Sheehan
1. 1990 - I was 17 years old and going to see Blues Traveler (without my parents' knowledge) late on school nights at Nightingale's and Wetlands, etc. Well, one afternoon I was in a bank vestibule with my mother on Park Avenue South of all places when Bo bby walked in. I wasn't really paying attention and did not notice him. All of a sudden I heard "Fancy banking with you here!" My poor mother in her business suit with me next to her in my Catholic school uniform. She always knew I was up to something and when Bobby, with his long hair, old jeans and t-shirt and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth --- well it was pretty funny --- to me anyway.
2. On a more serious note; I realize there are some things being said about Bobby's drug use and that it contributed to his death. But I would like it to be known that he was a decent person as far as I was concerned. When I was much younger and I saw how much fun everyone was having doing certain things, well I was curious. I asked Bobby if I could try a little of what he had a couple different times. He never let me. His exact words were something along the lines of, "Yea right, you're sixteen yea rs old, I'm not giving you drugs". Well, I was a little annoyed, but after he said no the second time I never asked again. Looking back I appreciate it now.
Bobby and I were never close or anything, but we knew each other for years. He always had a nice thing to say whenever I saw him. I don't ever recall hearing him speak unkind words or acting meanly to anyone. I am sad he is gone, but I take solace in k nowing that he is resting peacefully with God.