Dave Matthews Caught in Spears Crossfire

10/2/2007 1:49 PM PDT
Dave Matthews picked a bad date to stay at the Peninsula Hotel -- checking in on the same night as one Ms. Britney Spears shook up the front desk!

As photogs outside the hotel waited for Brit Brit to come out (she never did) they were given a quick treat -- as the Dave Matthews Band tour bus pulled up. Half the photogs, TMZ included, didn't even realize Dave was walking by, and then it was too late.

He made a fast entrance, carrying one of his twin daughters, followed by a cake-holding friend and Dave's wife, who held the couple's 3-month-old son.