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Published: 2013/07/15

A Lucky Dave Matthews Hitches a Ride to His Show with a Luckier Fan

Longtime Dave Matthews Band fan Emily Kraus got way more than she bargained for when she picked up a stranded Dave Matthews on the way to a DMB show in Hershey, PA on Saturday night.

CNN reports that Matthews was stranded on the side of the road after he popped a tire on his bike while going for a pre-show ride. The superstar musician did not have a cell phone with him and was worried that he wouldn’t be able to make it to his gig, when Kraus and her boyfriend pulled over and offered him a ride. She even had a bike rack on her car for him to utilize.

After a car ride spent talking about various things like the band’s tour and Matthews’ daughter, the performer invited the couple to dinner, then invited them backstage before giving them front row seats to the concert. He even told the audience about the encounter during the evening’s show.

A local new station’s report on the story can be viewed above.

Dave Matthews Band’s tour continues this Wednesday with a performance at the Live Nation Amphitheater in Tampa, FL.

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umphish July 15, 2013, 13:03:41

who remembers when Cactus hitched a ride to a show.

kyleri July 16, 2013, 12:22:53

I gave Cactus a ride to Newport RI during first hiatus. He was waiting for the bus in a sandwich joint. Couldn’t rent a car, he didn’t have a credit card on him! He was very cool.

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