Touring is a hustle, and free time is precious for bands on the road. But with a few hours to kill before Fitz and the Tantrums’ show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, writer/comedian Morgan Evans gave Noelle Scaggs and Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick a comfortable, fashionable tour of a few of the city’s hot spots in the brand new FIAT 500L.
“Let’s see how much we can cram into the day,” Evans challenges the band eagerly. But while Noelle and Fitz might be tight on time, they had plenty of room to enjoy the ride in the back seat of the small but spacious FIAT 500L as they found their way into Philly’s up and coming Fishtown neighborhood. The day started with a trip to Nic Nacs 4 Peanuts for some record shopping and perusing. And with the FIAT 500L’s ample storage space, there’s no need to need to hold back on those rare finds and impulse buys you stumble across as you’re making your way around town.
Given that Philly is the sandwich capital of the US, it was only a matter of time before everyone’s attention turned toward grabbing a quick bite. A few easily maneuverable twists and turns in the FIAT 500L brought Noelle and Fitz through the 9th Street Italian Market, an area of the city as fresh and uniquely distinctive as the FIAT 500L itself.
After a quick stop at local sandwich mecca Jaeatyet, it was time to take a drive down scenic Kelly Drive toward the legendary Rocky statue, located outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fortunately parking in front of the museum couldn’t be easier in the FIAT 500L, and after a quick jaunt up the museum steps and a view of the skyline, Fitz took the wheel of the FIAT 500L as the duo found their way back to the Electric Factory.
So whether you’re hitting the shops, scoping out the local dining scene, or just taking in a little bit of local history and culture, the FIAT 500L has everything you need for a fun, fashionable afternoon out on the town. Just don’t be late for soundcheck.