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Chicago, Illinois, USA

United Center

[Desire ends]

Bono: "Oh yeah. Desire... greed... show-offiness... lust... 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; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image]

Crowd: [whistles and whoops]

MacPhisto: "Mmm. Very... very revealing!"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: [chuckles] "Please allow me... to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and... taste. I've been around a long, long year... stole many a man's soul to waste. I was there in Charlottesville, when the KKK Sieg Heiled together. Made damn sure that the President's hands were full with 'Stormy' weather." [evil laughter]

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Psst... you get it?!"

Crowd: "Yeah!"

MacPhisto: "You can't make this shit up!"

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "Seriously!  Nothing... for me to do... really. Now, Chicago. Please understand... that when you don't believe that I exist, that's when I do... my best work." [sniggers]

[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! ...Haaa!"

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