The New York Dolls

Easily the must-see show of the fest, the former cross-dressing punk originators finally rolled into town on their reunion tour. Though only front-man David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain remained from the original line-up, the band put on a stylish, rollicking set of classics with even one new song. Johansen's Jagger-like moves were entrancing to watch, moving about like a stick figure with a sturdy mop, while he fed the crowd favourites like "Trash” and "Looking For A Kiss.” Though it's been nearly 30 years since they broke up, this gig was a perfect example of just how awe-inspiring reunions can be if done properly.