Best Band-Audience Bond: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Dozens of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fans who secured spots near the barricades got up close with frontwoman Karen O, who offered them her microphone to sing the ooh's of "Cheated Hearts," off 2006's Show Your Bones. The singer strung her microphone towards the audience and along the barricades, giving turns to as many fans as possible. This stunt resulted in some frequency-defying renditions of the song's melody – including a kazoo version. Before the band broke out into their performance of "Maps," Karen O dedicated the song to all the lovers in the crowd – lovers who have lost, lovers they have loved more than life itself, and their mothers, too. After the song ended, she tugged down her shirt to press her mic against her chest, twisting and turning it inward to where her heart rests. The audience felt the love. N.B.