Yes, Gwen; or, Grrl Power, 2005 version

Gwen Stefani shows who's boss at the Oakland Arena.

By Andrew Leonard

Published December 2, 2005 10:23PM (EST)

Gwen Stefani, stalking the stage at the Oakland Arena Thursday night with all the grace and power of a panther, stopped the music and addressed the packed house.

"I have just one rule for tonight. You have to do whatever the fuck I tell you!"

20,000 girls and young women, ranging from 10 to 25, screamed affirmation.

The smattering of boyfriends and fathers in attendance kept their mouths shut, and nodded.

And everyone went home happy.


Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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