Pigeons Playing Ping Pong were back in action at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on Saturday night, where the funk-rock quartet delivered their “PPPPre-Party Halftime Hall of Fame” livestream performance to celebrate the Super Bowl on Sunday and the iconic Halftime Show performances of years past while also helping to raise money to benefit Conscious Alliance and The Rex Foundation.
The band appropriately opened their two-set performance inside the empty Brooklyn concert venue with the climactic Sunday Night Football theme before funking their way right into “F.U.” From there, the band kept rocking through the first set with performances of James Brown‘s “I Feel Good”, originals “Overrun” and “Poseidon” (with “Born to Run” mixed into the latter), “Lightning”, and “King Kong”, complete with some Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, and Stevie Wonder teases woven into the mix.
The band returned for the second set with another sports-inspired mashup before continuing with more originals in “Move Like That”, “Yo Soy Fiesta”, and “Couldn’t We All”, with the latter featuring an NSYNC tease and The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”—in honor of the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show to come—before returning to close the three-song, four-part segue. The second set also treated viewers to a mix of Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and Prince covers before closing the show with “Fun in Funk”.
Rewatch the opening few songs from Saturday’s webcast via the video below. Scroll down to check out a full photo gallery from Saturday’s fan-less performance, courtesy of Andrew Blackstein.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Sunday Night Football Theme > F.U., I Feel Good – 2/6/21
Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/6/21
Set One: Sunday Night Football Theme* > F.U. > I Got You , Overrun, Poseidon > Born To Run*  > Poseidon, Lightning > Give It Away  > Lightning, King Kong > Signed, Sealed, Satisfaction*  > King Kong
Set Two: Sports Theme > Move Like That > Yo Soy Fiesta > Couldn’t We All > Bye Bye Bye*  > Blinding Lights*  > Couldn’t We All > The Liquid, Twitch*^, Treasure* , Feelin’ Fine, Ocean Flows > Walk This Way*  > Sweet Emotion  > Billie Jean  > Ocean Flows
Encore: Walk Outside# > Purple Rain*  > Fun In Funk
Super Bowl PPPPre-Party: “Halftime Hall of Fame”
* First time played
 James Brown
 Bruce Springsteen
 Red Hot Chili Peppers
 Signed, Sealed, Delivered [Stevie Wonder] / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [The Rolling Stones]
 The Weeknd
^ Original debut
 Bruno Mars
 Michael Jackson
# Unfinished, w/ “wardrobe malfunction”
 Prince (ending only)