In S1E13, Miss Patty brings some giant drums to Lorelai’s house for the town garage sale. Lorelai says, “Wow, hah! These are great. They’ll really come in handy when we finally organize that giant marching band we’ve been talking about.” Miss Patty tells Lorelai, “I danced on these drums at the Copacabana in 1969.”
The Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub that opened in 1940. The song “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow refers to the song.