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Los Angeles, California, USA

The Forum

[Desire ends]

Bono: "Desire... greed... lust... show-offiness... deceit... vanity – all the essentials for a frontman like myself. Guilty of all!  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]

MacPhisto: [inhales admiringly] "Ohh!  Very revealing!"

Crowd: [cheers and laughter]

MacPhisto: "Age... brings a spot of bother." [points to lesion on his cheek] "Is there a dermatologist in the house?" [chuckles] "My name is Mmmmister... MacPhisto."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "I have always been with you, though it's nice when I get a chance to dress up. It feels like I'm making a comeback – d'you get that feeling?"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "You've made it all so much easier for me, with your telephones, and your zeroes and ones."

Crowd: [laughter, whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "I'm so proud of your Comrade Putin. Ahh, dearest Vlad – I told you one day, people would spy on themselves!" [sniggers] "The truth... is DEAD!  And the KKK are out on the streets of Charlottesville without their silly costumes!" [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "How very modern. Get with it, Vladdy-Vlad!  Polonium up the bum seems a little old-school!" [laughs] "Oh... and City of Angels?  You should know... that 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!  ENEMY!" [raises and waves his arms]

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