Rappers weren't the only ones getting excited. STROKES bassist NIKOLAI FRAITURE recounted his election-night experiences to NME: "It felt like finally having been freed after eight years in prison." California indie band WE ARE SCIENTISTS said basically the same thing: "I think the overall sense was one of stunned relief, like a sudden parole granted after a long (like, eight years long) imprisonment." Not content to be copycats, they raised the analogy ante: "It's like Christmas for adults!"

Obama's stature in the world was so high that British DJ/producer MARK RONSONbecame a US citizen just to vote in this election. He also took a shot at totally one-upping the analogy thing: "It felt like the whole world had won the Super Bowl."

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH, he of Lincolnian hattage, expressed his relief to NME.com: "After eight years of bewilderment, stupidity, and humiliation with George Bush, I feel electing Barack Obama is a huge step in the right direction towards redeeming this country." In other redemption-after-years-of-bewilderment-humiliation-and-stupidity news: (please insert your own Chinese Democracy joke here).

BILLY RAY CYRUS was so happy that Sasha and Malia, the Obama youngsters, are fans of his daughter's "Hannah Montana" franchise that he announced they could be guests on the TV show. "They probably will. The invitation is there," the amazingly-still-famous Western cheeseburger told Access Hollywood. Unfortunately, the Obama camp had no idea what he was talking about: "We have received no such inquiry for the girls." As long as we're making shit up, I'd like to add that Barack is totally coming to my birthday party. He probably will. The invitation is there. Also, VOLTRON and HULK HOGAN.

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