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Lucky Breakdown: Fans Take Stranded Dave Matthews To Show

NPR | July 15, 2013 4:50 p.m. | Updated: July 16, 2013 4:04 a.m.

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Mark Memmott

Dave Matthews.

Dave Matthews.

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Imagine:

You’re a huge Dave Matthews fan. As you’re going to his band’s show Saturday in Hershey, Pa., you see a guy standing by the side of the road next to a bike with a flat tire.

Do you stop to help?

Well, when you see that it’s Dave himself, you certainly do.

That’s just what happened to Emily Kraus and her boyfriend Joe.

Now, you may have heard about all this by now — and about how Dave arranged for Emily and Joe to come backstage before the show and to sit down front during it. He certainly had good reasons to be thankful, since he didn’t have a cellphone and they had a car that just happened to already have a bike rack on the back.

But have you seen video of Dave telling the story to his fans in Hershey? There’s a pretty good clip posted here. Dave launches into the story at about the 55-second mark. He tells it in his own unique way (as one YouTube commenter wonders, “is he incapable of speaking normally?”).

There’s also audio here of a very excited Emily telling the story her way to Philadelphia’s 1210 WPHT. We love what she said when she pulled up beside the stranded musician — “Dave?”

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