1) What did you do for fun as teenagers?
"I went through a skateboarding faze," says lead vocalist Nate Ruess. "You probably used to whittle, right?" Jack Antonoff teases bandmate Andrew Dost. "I'm from a small town in Michigan with a gorgeous beach, so a lot of bonfires and a lot of camping," says Andrew. "And we whittled our own acoustic guitars."
2) What's your fun guilty pleasure song?
"When 'Party in the U.S.A.' came out, which some people might think is a guilty pleasure, we just think is a bomb-ass song. Loved it. Loved the minimal production values," says Jack. Andrew chooses 'Toxic' by Britney Spears: "It's not a guilty pleasure. It's just a killer song with killer production. Seriously, the strings are amazing."
3) Who would it be fun to collaborate with?
"It would be fun to collaborate with LMFAO. I think those guys know how to have a good time," says Andrew. "You're just saying that because we saw them and you liked their hair, counters Jack. "Cirque du Soleil--If they were like, 'We're going to do our thing, and you make music, and then we'll stand on each other's heads,' I'd be like, 'That's going to be really fun.'"
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