US flag Saturday 9th June 2018
Uniondale, New York, USA

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum


[Desire ends]

Bono: "Desire... greed... showy-offness... lust... deceit... vanity – all the essentials for a showman like myself. And of course... a licence to just... look in the mirror." [approaches tablet computer on a stand; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image]

MacPhisto: [goat-like bleat?]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Ohh. Very revealing. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and tasssste. I've been around a long, long year... stole many a man's soul to wasssste. I was there at Charlottesville, when the KKK Sieg Heiled!" [gives Nazi salute] "...together. Ha ha ha ha. Made damn sure the President's hands were full with 'Stormy' weather." [evil laugh] "[inaudible]? You can't make this shit up."

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "It's all going so well. People spying on themselves..." [sniggers] "...with their telephones, and the Interweb. Oh yeah. I've nearly got the Cold War back going – what about that?" [sniggers] "Couldn't believe my luck. Oh, Vladdy-Vladdy-Vladimir! Now I've got dear old Donny. Ha ha ha ha ha!"

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "High confidence, low self-esteem – wonderful combination! He's like a child, showing you a picture he's drawn. 'Yes, Donald – that does look like an elephant!'"

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: [chuckles] "Oh, we all have our favourites. Oh, they're on both sides of the aisle, so don't laugh! Ha ha ha! I'm everywhere. I'm... everywhere. And it's when you don't believe I exist... that 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 enemyyy!" [raises and waves his arms]


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