Some snobby types may say that being a Dave Matthews fan is “dumb” in and among itself. I’m not here to judge your music tastes. But what is a pretty silly situation is when you need to a bum a ride to your own concert, which is exactly what happened to Mr. Matthews on Saturday.
Dave Matthews’ fan Emily Kraus was on her way to see him perform at Hersheypark Stadium when she saw a stranded cyclist on the side of the road. Upon further inspection, she noticed the biker was none other than Dave Matthews himself.
“The Grammy-winning musician had gone out for a pre-show ride Saturday when the back tire of his bike popped,” reported CNN, before quoting Matthews. “I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle,” he said later that night on stage. “So I thought, ‘Sh*t.’”
Going on a bike ride without a cellphone… Rock stars are so crazy, right?! I bet his bicycle helmet wasn’t even fully compliant with local safety standards!
Regardless, Ms. Kraus gladly gave one of her favorite musicians a lift and received a number of unexpected spoils in return, including dinner, backstage access, front row seats and a couple of signed tickets.
Plus Matthews told of her heroics live on stage, which is better than any Dave Matthews’ song. Literally.
Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.