The pregame show was a salute to California and featured the pop music group The Beach Boys and Canadian jazz fusion band The Shuffle Demons. Singer Neil Diamond performed the national anthem. The show was directed and choreographed by Lesslee Fitzmorris. The coin toss ceremony featured Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Willie Davis.
The de Havilland Vampire is a British jet fighter which was developed and manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company.It was the second jet fighter to be operated by the RAF, after the Gloster Meteor, and the first to be powered by one jet engine.