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    Who do you think was the best frontman(frontwoman) of weekend 1?
    So far from what I've heard people are saying Jarvis of Pulp and Cedric of ATDI were the best. Also Howlin Pelle was supposed to be great and hilarious.
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    Definitely Jarvis Cocker, Howlin' Pelle, and Kaiser Chief's Ricky Wilson.

    I thought Cedric was a little too corny/weird.
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    my vote goes to Pelle - his antics are just too awesome. he got he whole crowd going nuts by the end of the set
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    Howlin Pelle is hilarious. Some people dont get it and get offended. I thought Michael Fitzpatrick from Fitz&Tantrums had good stage presence as well.
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    Glad to see the Howlin' Pelle is up there! This makes me even more excited for The Hives. Yay.

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    Howlin Pelle is hilarious. Some people dont get it and get offended. I thought Michael Fitzpatrick from Fitz&Tantrums had good stage presence as well.
    I can't wait for Fitz. Good to hear that they have a great stage presence. From what I've seen on youtube, they are great live! Cannot wait to hear Winds of Change personally.
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    Default Re: Best Frontman of 2012?

    Jarvis Cocker
    Howlin' Pelle
    Frederick Macpherson
    Annie Clark
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    Thom Yorke's charisma was unreal. He wins hands down

    I am a big radiohead fan btw. My friends and I went back to our campsite after their set and just spoke in a british accent mocking Thom for the rest of the night.
    "Hello...has any other bands played yet today? No...ok I'm going to play 20 songs all which I hate and you will love it"

    Answering the question though...Kaiser Chiefs lead was great. Fitz.

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    Flying Lotus was amazing at pumping up the crowd for the rest of their night. As far as interaction with the crowd, he was #1 this weekend for me.
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    Jarvis was wonderful, as was Teri from Le Butcherettes. Also, Ride from Death Grips scared the living shit out of me so I would call that a success too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeoley View Post
    Thom Yorke's charisma was unreal. He wins hands down

    I am a big radiohead fan btw. My friends and I went back to our campsite after their set and just spoke in a british accent mocking Thom for the rest of the night.
    "Hello...has any other bands played yet today? No...ok I'm going to play 20 songs all which I hate and you will love it"

    Answering the question though...Kaiser Chiefs lead was great. Fitz.
    Radiohead is my most anticipated set for the weekend. I know they'll be great, they always are. Thom has this very unique stage presence but surprisingly I wouldn't say he had the best from what I saw. He did have some, but not near as much charisma are Howlin' Pelle. Haha. And yeah? Might need to check out Kaiser Chiefs then.
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    My favorites: Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys (SWOON), Vito of the Rapture, and Fitz.
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    Jarvis!! Also, Wouter de Backer. Would Snoop be considered a frontman? HM goes to Russel Marsden for his very solid guitar playing and great hair.
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    Jarvis, Flying Lotus and Annie Clark of St Vincent. Props to Thom for coming out of his shell a bit more on this tour and the Atoms for Peace tour. We will give him "Most Improved"

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    Jarvis is the most enigmatic frontman of all of Britpop.

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    The rapper from Death Grips was terrifyingly awesome!

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    Who was ricky gervais playing with this weekend?
    I totally missed him.

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    Yeah the Hives frontman was a highlight as was Jarvis Cocker (and I just started listening to Pulp like, last week)

    Cedric from ATDI was humorous as well.

    Radiohead - great band but Thom's just not the same type of frontman as the aforementioned. He has his own humorous eccentricity but not a standout like the others. He lets the music do the talking.

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    My two favorites were Jarvis and Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs. The latter surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceb0ne View Post
    Who was ricky gervais playing with this weekend?
    I totally missed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceb0ne View Post
    Who was ricky gervais playing with this weekend?
    I totally missed him.
    Stephen Merchant was shredding the guitar and Karl Pilkington war rocking the drums.

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    Pelle
    Jarvis Cocker
    Jimmy Cliff

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    its jarvis and it really isnt even all that close

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    Sean Kuti deserves an honorable mention here, so much energy for the hottest set of the day
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    Hands down Jarvis Crocker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocheli-Maximus View Post
    Stephen Merchant was shredding the guitar and Karl Pilkington war rocking the drums.
    Haha Karl Pilkington is one of the funniest people ever.
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    Jarvis Cocker was awesome, and I'm not even a big Pulp fan.

    I understand what the Hives guy was doing, but I just found him to be extremely annoying. I'm glad others were entertained though.

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    Default Re: Best Frontman of 2012?

    This is an easy one-

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    Pelle of The Hives was hands down the best. The guy is insane on stage and it's fantastic.

    Others,

    St Vincent
    Pulp
    Wallpaper (people on here hate the guy, but he worked the crowd up pretty damn well for noon on day 1)
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    Pelle
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