I spent election night in NYC, and was in Times Square when CNN announced that Obama won. I don't have any emotional attachment to any candidate, but from the looks of things, just about everyone in NYC was cheering for Obama. The excitement was literally visible in the air.
I saw people dancing in the street and crying when the announcement was made. I also got to watch both candidate speeches, and I think that they did a good job (based on watching a single speech from each). Obama can talk. Watching his victory speech, I was impressed not by the content, but by his oratory skills.
People kept throwing "historic event" whenever I walked, and I think that I concur, I am happy to be there when I was, and I certainly going to remember this for a long time.