Amidst the onslaught of response to the 2012 election, social media sites like Twitter have been bombarded with reactions from across the music world, ranging from celebration, relief and of course, a smattering of jokes from the comedians in the crowd.
Of course, there was much more at stake during this year’s election that just the Presidency. High-profile state measures regarding same-sex marriage, the legalization of marijuana all the way down to requiring condoms on California porn sets (which passed) generated enough buzz to gain national (and in some cases international) attention.
With a majority of the votes counted and results tabulated, musicians put down their instruments long enough to opine on what went down in voting booths across America.
So America has elected Obama to serve another term! So let him be bold, be brave and be great like America and the world needs him to be. Sx—
Garbage (@garbage) November 07, 2012
Lets go Obama let's go "clap clap"! Lets go Obama let's go "clap clap"!—
Chad Gilbert of NFG (@XChadballX) November 07, 2012
Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) November 07, 2012
Wise choice America! Proud!!!!—
TOMMY LEE (@MrTommyLand) November 07, 2012
For some artists, the focus was on states Washington, Maine and Maryland voting in support of same-sex marriage.
WA, MD, ME win marriage equality!—
FUN. (@OurNameIsFun) November 07, 2012
Benjamin Gibbard (@Gibbstack) November 07, 2012
Macklemore (@macklemore) November 07, 2012
As expected, legendary SoCal tokers Snoop Dogg and Cypress Real frontman B-Real were glad to see voters in Colorado and the state of Washington choosing to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Congrats to the people in Colorado & WA from passing legalizing marijuana for recreational use.. Should of been on the Ballot in CA—
B-Real Cypress Hill (@B_Real420) November 07, 2012
Shout out to Colorado—
Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 07, 2012
Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner liked what he heard at Obama’s victory party
dj at obama hq killin it #nushooz—
nick zinner (@nickzinner) November 07, 2012
For stalwart rockers like Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and legend Alice Cooper, the moment was right to lighten the mood with a little humor.
Whew, I'm really glad Rosanne Barr didn't win tonight.—
Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) November 07, 2012
Did I win? #Election2012—
Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) November 07, 2012
Ultimately, it was Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd who summed up the 2012 election cycle best:
I voted... Oh baby Jesus riding a T-Rex can we please talk about something else now?! instagr.am/p/RsuEMMFE6W/—
Brandon Boyd (@mybrandonboyd) November 06, 2012
–Scott T. Sterling. CBS Local