“I could be in the nosebleeds; it doesn’t matter,” he said just a few hours before kickoff at the
“There’s a certain level of symbolism involved,” Marsalis said. “This is just one huge symbol of the city returning to some sort of normalcy.”
At halftime, Spike Lee, who directed “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,” a documentary about Katrina, shook hands with players on the field.
Musical performances by
It wasn’t the first performance for U2 at a football game in the Superdome. The band played during the 2002 Super Bowl halftime show to commemorate victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Pregame sponsor Rhapsody is selling downloads of the U2/Green Day performance online for 99 cents a pop, with proceeds benefiting Music Rising, an organization co-founded by The Edge to assist New Orleans musicians after Katrina.
Oh yes, there was also a football game, which the home team (including Saint Reggie) won 23-3.