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Band stranded in airport shutdown

It's not just mere mortals that are being halted in their tracks by this week's big freeze.

Irish chart-toppers The Script were brought down to earth with a bang as a result of the chronically bad weather.

The band's drummer Glen Power told of his frustration last night after he was one of thousands of commuters whose flights were delayed in the big freeze.

"I'm stuck in Dublin Airport!" he wrote on his Twitter page. And he posted up a picture of the ice-covered runway.

All flights in and out of the airport were temporarily suspended as officials attempted to clear the runway of ice.

Status

And the hit musician's star status clearly didn't hold any sway, given that he was forced to change all his travel plans.

He was hoping to fly to the States this week to catch up with pals -- but that was temporarily put on the backburner. Glen and his two band member pals Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan jetted home to spend the past few months catching up with family and friends.

They certainly made the most of their time back here, partying the night away in top clubs like the Wright Venue in Swords.

Hunky

The four-times Platinum winning band ended 2009 on a high, completing a smash-hit tour of America and Canada on the success of their debut album.

But they said one of the big highlights was supporting U2 in Croke Park for their 360 degree world tour.

Hunky lead singer Danny, who dates top model Irma Mali, described it as "unbelievable" to see 80,000 Irish people all going mental during the monster gig.

mfinn@herald.ie


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