Best Crowd-Surf: Phoenix
On a bill packed with riveting performers, Phoenix were an undisputed standout. Frontman Thomas Mars was a reckless force of nature for 90 straight minutes, bounding up to the front of the stage and bouncing around like he fronted a punk band rather than an oft-contemplative French alt-pop group. The massive crowd went particularly wild for tracks off the band's 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and the band generated a frenzy by closing the night with three of its tracks: "Armistice," "1901" and "Rome." In the middle of these, Mars jumped off the stage, crawled over the railing and proceeded to capably surf the crowd for an impressive distance. It was a little terrifying, but mostly it was badass. C.D.