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Couple headed to Dave Matthews concert end up giving Dave Matthews a ride

What, you couldn't let Dave ride shotgun?

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What, you couldn't let Dave ride shotgun?



A Pennsylvania woman and her boyfriend were on their way to see a Dave Matthews concert in Hershey when they spotted the singer stranded on the side of the road and gave him a lift to the arena. Having Dave in your backseat is so much better than landing in the front row.

Emily Kraus told WHP-TV Harrisburg that they were on their way to the show Saturday when they saw a man standing by the side of the road next to a bicycle with a flat tire, and lo and behold, it was Matthews himself, who had gone for a ride and had gotten stranded.

"I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle. So I thought, 'S---,'" Matthews told CNN. "And then a nice lady named Emily rode up in a red car with a bicycle rack on it and gave me a ride on to the gig."

Kraus admitted they were late to the show, but not as late as Dave. He took a couple photos with them (including this one posted on Facebook), gave them those front-row seats and took them to dinner afterward.

"We felt out of place.  I said, 'I feel like I'm out of place,'" Kraus told WHP. Matthews also signed their tickets, "Thanks for the ride," just to remind them. "I woke up this morning, and I rolled over and I said, 'Okay, yeah, that really happened yesterday ...  It was surreal; We couldn't believe it."

Let this be a lesson to all you Dave fans: Keep an eye out for bicyclists, especially when he's in town on Wednesday.


[Last modified: Monday, July 15, 2013 4:24pm]


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