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Best Pop Exhibitionist: Tove Lo
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Laura Barisonzi40/50

Best Pop Exhibitionist: Tove Lo

Swedish pop star Tove Lo recovered from her recent throat surgery in time to headline the Rolling Stone party on Tuesday (held in Lance Armstrong's bicycle shop, with his yellow jerseys still on the wall). She led her band (one keyboardist, two drummers) through irresistible singles such as "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body," and worked the crowd into a sweaty froth. Before playing "Heroes," she told the audience, "It's really fucking hot up here. I'm not wearing a bra, so if I get a nip slip, you have to tell me." Then, delivering on her foreshadowing, she flashed a nipple to the crowd. She also convinced some of the audience to take off their own shirts: "That would make me feel a lot better." Over lunch with RS earlier that day, Tove Lo discussed drunken behavior with her band and tour staff (whom she collectively calls "my five husbands"). While her tour manager is fond of throwing food when he gets inebriated, attempting to toss almonds and gummy bears into people's mouths, she prefers to get up on a table and flash her butt to whoever's around. Then, she said with a smile, her tour manager "has to grab me and pull my pants up."

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