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Fan gives Dave Matthews a ride to his own concert

By Mason White 3:17 PM July 16, 2013
Dave Matthews getting a ride from Emily Kraus 

By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A woman got more than she bargained for when she bought a ticket to a Dave Matthews concert.
She actually drove the singer to the concert.

The woman was shocked, when she saw her beloved singer Matthews, stranded on the side of the road.

Emily Kraus and her boyfriend, were on their way to a Dave Matthews concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania, when they saw the singer at the side of the road with a broken motorbike. “He went for a ride just before the show, and his tire blew,” Kraus wrote on Facebook.

Kraus and her boyfriend, stopped to help Matthews. Luckily, they had a rack on top of their car. They helped him lift the bike onto the rack and gave him a ride to the show. Usually, fans go to a concert to see their beloved singer live on stage, but for Kraus, she got an up close and personal interaction with the singer in her own car.

Matthews told the crowd at the Stadium: “I did not have a cell phone on the bike, a nice lady named Emily gave me a ride to the gig.”
Kraus, who is a fan of Matthews for almost two decades, described the experience as “surreal”.

“We did not know how to make conversation with him, we were talking about his tour,” she said. Matthews told them he had been in Cincinnati and that he will be taking a little break after this concert. “He was a very humble man,” she said.

There was more for the excited fan, as a grateful Matthews reportedly invited her and her boyfriend to dinner and gave them free VIP passes to the concert.