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Aarron Loggins takes us behind the scenes in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII!
VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: The NAD logo appears on bottom right corner as a watermark.
Aarron is standing outside in front of the stadium.
AARRON: Hello! Welcome to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia!
Aarron walks and enters in his trailer.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Aarron arrives in Atlanta on Friday for Rehearsals.
Next, Howard (left) and Aarron (right) are seated next to each other facing the camera.
HOWARD: You had rehearsals on Friday, right?
AARRON: Yes, that’s right.
HOWARD: Can you share what that experience was like, and with whom?
AARRON: I rehearsed with Gladys Knight and Chloe X Halle. They were amazing! The challenge is with their prolonged notes.
HOWARD: What do you mean “prolonged”?
AARRON: There are parts where they sing longer notes and they repeat the lyrics. But I rehearsed enough to know both of their styles.
HOWARD: So, when you say the song prolongs and the lyrics repeat — do you mean the entire song changes?
AARRON: Only parts of the song — on their minor notes. Some of their notes are faster than others. They also repeat a lyric one or two times, so that’s new to me. It’s all good though.
Aarron stands in-between Chloe X Halle inside the stadium.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Aarron teaches Chloe X Halle ASL.
ALL: ”I support ASL!” “I love you!”
Aarron has his back to the camera and he is practicing inside the trailer.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Practice makes perfect.
Gladys Knight (left) and Aarron (right) is next to each other inside the stadium, he is handing her a football for her to sign.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Aarron meets legendary singer Gladys Knight.
AARRON: I am going to remember this for the rest of my life. I love you.
Sen. John Lewis (right) and Aarron (left) is next to each other inside the stadium, Sen. John D. Lewis is signing the football.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Aarron meets civil rights activist Sen. John D. Lewis (D)
SEN. JOHN D. LEWIS: How are you doing brother?
AARRON: I’m great!
Howard is standing inside the packed stadium.
HOWARD: The Super Bowl is one of the most amazing events to show American Sign Language for all!
Aarron has his back to the camera, he is walking through the crowd on the field inside the stadium.
Close-up of Aarron performing on the jumbo-tron screen.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: On Sunday, February 3rd, over 70,000 people watched Aarron perform inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Wide shot of Aarron performing on the field.
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: 98.2 million people watched the big game on TV.
Aarron is in an interview with someone after the performance.
INTERVIEWER: You just performed live — did you think “Oh my goodness I’m on the world’s biggest stage!”
INTERVIEWER #2: You had phenomenal energy tonight!
Aarron is walking towards the camera just moments after the performance, still on the field.
AARRON: Wow! That was amazing! I just showed the world American Sign Language!
ON-SCREEN TEXT IN BLUE AND WHITE BOLD LETTERS: Thanks to the support of the NFL, American Sign Language was highlighted to millions.
Slow-motion of Aarron walking in the tunnels inside the stadium.
Video cuts to grey background with the NAD logo quickly changing in different bright colors from teal to white to black to hot pink to green to orange to teal to yellow to purple to finally the official NAD logo with copyright text underneath “The National Association of the Deaf (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved”.
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