Best Magic Show: Jane's Addiction
Entering the Samsung Stage through sparks and smoke, Jane's Addiction were one of the festival's few spectacles. Singer and festival creator Perry Farrell had the outfit to match, sporting a lavender suit and fedora as he played both ringmaster and David Blaine. The band was flanked by a bevy of scantily clad dancers, including Farrell's wife Etty Lau, who danced on poles and hung from harnesses above the stage while flailing aimlessly. Every one of their tricks was excessive and over-the-top, but the band was fully committed, as Dave Navarro moodily shredded through "Been Caught Stealing" and "Mountain Song" — where he was briefly out-shredded by special guest Tom Morello. Farrell clutched on to an amp between his singing as if his bandmates were jolting him back to life.