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Watch: 5-Year-Old Kid Perfectly Air Drums Along at Slipknot Concert

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There are no shortage of inspiring videos on the internet of young children doing amazing things. That — and cat videos, naturally — are where the internet really shines amidst of stew of toxicity and bullshit. Still, it always tickles our proverbial pickles when those videos touch our little metal corner of the world.

Five-year-old Caleb H. has been playing drums since the age of two, and judging by his “performance” at a recent Slipknot show in the U.K., by the time he turns 10 he’ll be slaying stages worldwide. In the video, which currently has 6.1 million views and has been retweeted nearly 75,000 times, Caleb is being held up in the air by his father as he air drums along to “Psychosocial,” every hit, every fill, every accent absolutely perfect. My nearly-five-year-old just goes all Animal from The Muppets on a drum kit, and here’s this kid looking like a seasoned pro! Bravo. One thing, though: I don’t see any hearing protection on the little guy… I sure hope his dad is on top of that.

What’s more, Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg got wind of the video and offered his appreciation.

Have a look at the incredible video at the bottom of this post. Slipknot are currently on tour in the U.K. and Europe, and remaining dates are as follows:

Jan 20 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Flydsa Arena [Tickets]
Jan 21 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena [Tickets]
Jan 22 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena [Tickets]
Jan 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena [Tickets]
Jan 25 – London, United Kingdom – The O2 [Tickets]
Jan 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome [Tickets]
Jan 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle [Tickets]
Jan 30 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena [Tickets]
Feb 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal [Tickets]
Feb 02 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier [Tickets]
Feb 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena [Tickets]
Feb 06 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena [Tickets]
Feb 08 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle [Tickets]
Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle [Tickets]
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum [Tickets]
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle [Tickets]
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena [Tickets]
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena [Tickets]
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle [Tickets]
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena [Tickets]
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe [Tickets]
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena [Tickets]
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena [Tickets]
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest* [Tickets]
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival* [Tickets]
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium [Tickets]
May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival* [Tickets]
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air* [Tickets]
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea* [Tickets]
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK* [Tickets]

*festival date

[via The PRP]

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