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Fall Out Boy joined by Paramore's Hayley Williams at VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert

Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy performs onstage

Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 on Dec. 13, 2013, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Credit: Getty Images)

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz promised there would be surprises at the band’s Brooklyn Bowl show last night, part of VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz concerts leading up to the big game. And the band certainly delivered: Paramore’s Hayley Williams joined them for “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” the show’s mascot Iggy the Penguin body surfed, and San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates showed off his bowling skills.

But the biggest surprise was that the show happened at all. It’s one of the unique experiences that come with living in the city that’s hosting the Super Bowl -- having an arena headliner that just sold out Barclays Center and is set to headline Nikon at Jones Beach Theater this summer playing a club show for fewer than 600 people.

“We’ll be in New York for the next four days,” Wentz told the crowd, with the band set to play the Bud Light Hotel on Super Bowl Sunday. “We’d love to run into you and make some bad decisions.”


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No bad decisions in the show, though. Singer Patrick Stump was in fine voice and guitarist Joe Trohman was in rock-god form. Fall Out Boy’s hourlong set was a mix of songs from its excellent “Save Rock and Roll” album from last year, with current single “Alone Together” sounding especially sweet, and some fan favorites that the band doesn’t often play -- including “I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me.”

“I think it’s great that VH1 is letting us play metal songs,” Wentz said.

SETLIST: The Phoenix / This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race / A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’ / Alone Together / Dance, Dance / I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me / Young Volcanos / I Don’t Care / Thriller / Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down (w/Hayley Williams) / Thnks fr Mmrs / Just One Yesterday / My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

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