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- Posted on Nov 12th 2008 3:00PM by Jolie Lash
"It was kind of interesting," the blue-eyed frontman recounted to Spinner. "I had been doing this photo shoot with this European group of people and they all came out with me. Right when they announced it, everyone was screaming, and I look over and these three French women are like huddled together, crying. I'm like, 'Why are you guys crying?' and [one of them was] like, 'You have no idea how much we forgive you now.'"
Ritter called the moment "pretty intense," but as the event was a bipartisan party, his head-baffling moments didn't end there.
"The weirdest thing though -- this 21-year-old girl was like, 'Can you take a picture with me?' I'm like, 'Yeah, I'll take a picture with you.' And I was like, 'How do you feel about the election?' and she shook her head," he explained. "It's so weird to see a girl my age that was bummed who was the blue state."
It seems fitting that Ritter was moved so much on election night as some of his Stillwater, Oklahoma band's third album, 'When the World Comes Down,' due December 16, was inspired by the current presidency.
"[The song] 'Mona Lisa's' about 'Here's another pity/There's another chance/Try to learn a lesson/But we can't.' Kind of like the blame's in our hands a little bit," Ritter said. "This was a song that was written two years ago, so this was during the heat of the Bush administration's disapproval rating. I was there in Georgia, just kind of having a little magnifying glass on whatever I was looking at, at that point. The theme of that song is although the world kind of might be going to s--- at times, as long as you have someone to share this world with, then who gives a s---."