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Rock Reacts To The 2012 Election With Humor, Relief And Celebratory Tweets

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.

For some artists, the focus was on states Washington, Maine and Maryland voting in support of same-sex marriage.

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.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner liked what he heard at Obama’s victory party

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.

Ultimately, it was Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd who summed up the 2012 election cycle best:

 –Scott T. Sterling. CBS Local



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