I was at a hockey game in Chicago in April 2010. The Hawks were tearing up the opposition on the way to the Stanley Cup. I stood next to an American guy and during the Anthem the Hawks' fans just roared and yelled at the tops of their voices. I stood in silence until it finished. As we sat down the guy turned to me and said 'I love that song'! I pointed out to him that it was about giving my people a good kicking (he hadn't realised I was a Brit at that point). After a pause he said 'yeh but we are buddies now'!