A Stranded Dave Matthews Was Rescued by Fans En Route to His Concert [UPDATE with VIDEO]
A couple on their way to see Dave Matthews in concert in Hershey, Penn. got quite a surprise when they saw a man who looked just like the singer stranded on the side of the road — and it turned out to really be him.
Seems Matthews was on a pre-show bicycle ride when he got a flat, leaving him stranded in cow country without any way to reach civilization.
“I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle. So I thought, ‘Sh–,’” Matthews later explained to his audience. “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.”
“We didn’t know how to make conversation with him in fact, so we were talking about his tour and where he had come from,” Emily Kraus said of her brush with fame. “He had just been in Cincinnati and he said ‘I’m taking a short break after this one because I have to drop my daughters off at camp.’ He was just a very humble guy.”
To thank the couple, Matthews invited them to dinner and gave them backstage passes and an autographed ticket reading, “Thanks for the ride.”
Revealed Kraus on Facebook, “My cheeks still hurt from smiling, giggling and laughing all night long. I woke up this morning, and I rolled over and I said, ‘OK, yeah that really happened’ … It was surreal. We couldn’t believe it.”