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David Letterman is really into drums. There's a thing he sometimes does after a band plays on his show: he walks up to the drummer, compliments them on their drums and asks if they're rentals. We noticed it happening often enough that we combed YouTube for a few dozen instances and created this supercut of Letterman talking to drummers. We also threw in the occasional cellist and harmonium player for good measure.

During our research, we learned a few things:

    • David Letterman is pretty much the most charming man in the world.
    • Lots of drummers rent their drums to appear on The Late Show.
    • Singers tend to look uncomfortable when attention is being paid to a drummer.
    • Not surprisingly, Letterman himself plays drums.

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marie_curious
#1 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 12, 2013

They -are- beautiful drums!

Lana Gay
#2 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 12, 2013

I love this.

124th Street Beat
#3 posted by
124th Street Beat
on Jun 13, 2013

Letterman is the best- funny, smart and loves the drums.

MattBoland
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MattBoland
on Oct 02, 2013

So awesome!

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