American rapper and actor Fredro Starr was among the air passengers whose travel plans were severely affected by the Beast from the East, receiving a Planes, Trains and Automobiles-style tour of Ireland that he neither expected nor wanted.
Starr, a solo artist and member of Onyx, was en route to Prague for an Onyx show on Saturday when his 2013 song This Ain't My Day became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
"We got on in Chicago," he told RTÉ News at Dublin Airport.
"Chicago should've told us that we was [sic] flying into the eye of the storm, because they knew that Prague was our final destination. We shouldn't have even came [sic] to Dublin!"
"So we got to Dublin," Starr continued. "We had to fly over Dublin. Then they circled around the airport. Then we flew to Shannon Belfast [sic]. Stayed on the runway three hours - three hours! - no water, nothing. This is Aer Lingus. Got off the runway, took a charter bus to the train station. Train station to the bus. Bus to the airport [Dublin].
"I love Ireland but I got to get out of here!"
While people on Twitter were sympathetic to Starr's plight, they were also keen to find out more about "Shannon Belfast".
How ungrateful, by the sounds of it he got a free tour having taken in Shannon, Belfast and Dublin 😂— Kilian Hanratty (@KilianHanratty) March 1, 2018
Ehhh, since when is Shannon in Belfast? 😂— Ellie Whelan (@ej_whelan) March 1, 2018
God love the poor american on the news who said he landed in Shannon, Belfast. Must have been some shock being in two places at once #Snowmageddon— D (@DarinaY25) March 1, 2018
Shannon has been moved to Belfast?— Shane Lynch (@ShaneLynch15) March 1, 2018
Shannon, Belfast.— Kelley (@kelley1114) March 1, 2018