US flag Friday 11th May 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

T-Mobile Arena

[Desire ends]

Bono: "Desire... greed... lust... deceit... vanity – all the essentials for a showman in all his forms. And of course... a licence... to just look in the mirror." [approaches iPad on a stand; his "reflection" is shown on the big screen, with a devilish face superimposed over his own image] "Oh yeah..."

MacPhisto: [admiringly] "Ohhh yeah..."

Crowd: [laughter, cheers and wolf whistles]

MacPhisto: "Ohh. Very revealing!  Age... age can bring a spot of bother, no?" [chuckles] "Is there a dermatologist in the house?" [chuckles] "Ohhh... tell them 'MacPhisto's on fire!'"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "And so will everyone else, with the Iranians on hold to blow up the world." [chuckles] "The truth is DEAD!  The truth is dead, and the KKK are out on the streets of Charlottesville without their silly costumes. Who'd have thought?"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "Oh, Las Vegas. When you don't believe I exist, that's when I do my best work."

[Acrobat begins]

MacPhisto: "Don't believe what you hear. Don't believe what you see. If you just close your eyes... you can feel the enemy!  FEEL THE ENEMY!" [raises and waves his arms]

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