During his New Orleans Superdome sound check, Sir Paul took a few moments to meet the media to tell them how honored he was to be able to contribute to the tribute to the victims and the heroes of the terrorist attacks. Photos were snapped of him performing as well as pretending to run down the field with the football. Photographers also caught Sir Paul taking a few photos with his own camera. There were also a few shots of him stealing a kiss from Heather.
NBC News reported that his song Freedom has become a patriotic hit. Sir Paul told them that one of the reasons he volunteered to perform in the pre-game show (Sir Paul actually called the National Football League after the September 11 attacks to volunteer his services) was to celebrate the American spirit. He told the reporter: "It's America's standing up and basically saying, you know, 'Look, we've got a good thing going here. We've got rights'."
To other reporters, Sir Paul admitted that he knows nothing about football but is proud to be involved in supporting those who survived the horrific events in New York and Washington. He said, "It feels really good. We were at JFK Airport on Sept. 11 and saw the Trade towers burn. We got stuck in New York and felt it alongside the people."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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