On Thursday, as Massachusetts prepared for “swift, heavy and dangerous” snow, Gov. Deval Patrick held a press briefing to issue warnings and safety advice about winter storm Nemo. But it was someone else who got most of the attention — a woman with a fan.

Standing behind Patrick, fan lady distracted viewers almost to the point of hypnosis.

https://twitter.com/kawlisa/status/299724340600123392

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GTONcZxFnA

Twitter users identified “fan lady” as Andrea Cabral, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

https://twitter.com/ErinKLeith/status/299647569099898880

https://twitter.com/JonathanLulzSec/status/299651717262352385

Gov. Patrick also played second fiddle to an extremely enthusiastic sign language interpreter.

https://twitter.com/RomeMiano/status/299906282578649089

https://twitter.com/M_Budd44/status/299651727613906944

https://twitter.com/JamiePals/status/299649921429159937

Hat tip: @Delmonico_OK