Singer Dave Matthews decided to take a bike ride before his concert in Pennsylvania on Sunday, but was left stranded after his bike tire went flat.
Fan Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were on their way to his show and gave Dave a lift to his concert. He rewarded them with one heck of a great time.
The Dave Matthews Band frontman was on a little bike ride before his concert at Hersheypark Stadium and found himself in a pickle when his rear bike tire was punctured.
Emily Kraus spotted him and offered him a ride.
Kraus said, “”We saw him on the other side of the road and we pulled my car in here. And he picks up his bike and throws it up here.”
Dave Matthews told the audience at his show, “I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle. So I thought, ‘Sh*t’. 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.”
The 7-minute ride to the show was a bit surreal for Kraus with Dave Matthews in the back seat.
“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,” Kraus said. “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.”
The 46-year-old Grammy-winning singer invited the couple to dinner and gave them backstage passes.
“My cheeks still hurt from smiling, giggling and laughing all night long,” Kraus wrote on Facebook.
Matthews also signed their tickets with a note: “Thanks for the ride.”
“I woke up this morning, and I rolled over and I said, ‘OK, yeah that really happened yesterday,” she said. “It was surreal. We couldn’t believe it.”
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