Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were running so late to the Dave Matthews concert in Hershey, Pa., this week, they almost didn’t stop for a hitchhiker thumbing a lift at the side of the road.
Luckily, they did. The wayward traveller turned out to be Matthews himself. The ecofriendly singer was out for a bike ride before the show when he blew a tire, leaving him stranded without a cellphone.
The star-struck pair could barely utter a word, so the stranded singer, who offered them dinner backstage and front-row seats to the show, filled the void with tales of the tour and his daughter’s summer camp schedule.
The next morning, Kraus, a fan since the age of nine, thought she might have dreamt thewhole thing—until she pulled out her tickets, with a note from Matthews:
“Thanks for the ride.”