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Dave Matthews fan helps out stranded singer

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HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA -

Emily Kraus says she's been a fan of the Dave Matthews Band since she was 9.  She was on her way to see him at a show in Hershey, Pennsylvania when she actually found Dave Matthews himself, stranded by the side of the road with his bicycle.

The Grammy-winning musician had gone out for a pre-show ride Saturday when the back tire of his bike popped. "I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle," he recalled that night at his show at Hersheypark Stadium.

"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."

Along the way, Kraus says they chatted about how the tour was going and his daughter's summer camp schedules.  "We didn't know how to make conversation with him," the star-struck fan laughed.

Matthews, grateful for the gesture, invited the couple for dinner. Then, backstage. And then, to front row seats to the show.

When Kraus woke up the next morning, she was wondering if it was all a dream, but then she noticed the concert tickets. Matthews had signed them, saying "Thanks for the ride."

CNN contributed to this report.

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