2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Room For Six-Strings
May 19, 2014
If you're into music festivals at all, you've likely heard of Coachella. It's the annual Woodstock West for contemporary indie and dance music culture, held out in the godforsaken desert east of Los Angeles. It's a popular place for college students to do a bunch of drugs and generally lose their minds.
A few weeks later, the same venue (a polo field) hosts Stagecoach, a sort of cowboy Coachella for a weekend of contemporary live country music. Last year, Toyota even used Stagecoach as a backdrop to show off its redesigned 4Runner to the press. But I'd say the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is a no-brainer for this kind of gig.
I wasn't on the bill at Stagecoach this year. Their offer was too low and my band doesn't play Tom Petty covers for less than $50,000 a night. But had I been, I would've taken our Silverado. Look at that: four guitars can ride in the cab, along with a large, unnecessary foam cushion (which was, however, necessary for transporting said guitars prior to this photo). Remove that cushion and you've got room for at least one, maybe two, more hard cases.
That leaves enough room for your girlfriend and her friend to ride up front while your lousy bandmates ride in the bed. Your alcoholic drummer stays in the trailer with the rest of the gear.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor