US flag Sunday 17th June 2018
Washington, DC, USA

Capital One Arena


[Desire ends]

Bono: "All of this can be yours!  Desire... greed... show-offiness... deceit... lust... 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: [inhales admiringly] "Ohhh, very revealing."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Very... revealing."

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste. I been round for many a long year... stole many a man's soul... to waste. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!  Pleased to meet you!  Hope you guess... my... name."

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "M-my name is Mr MacPhisto, actually."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Though sometimes I dress up as Mick Jagger." [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and applause]

MacPhisto: "I'm having somewhat of a comeback." [sniggers] "So nice to be in the Capitol when you're all fighting amongst yourselves – I love it, bravo!" [clapping] "Bravo!  Ha ha ha!"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "Now whatever happens, don't mention... the C-word."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Compromise!" [sniggers] "Excuse my French!"

Crowd: [whoops and applause]

MacPhisto: "I love the extremities." [Irish accent] "No middle in the muddle, just puddle in the piddle." [sniggers] "Demonisation!  Make it as personal as possible. And DC? It's 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 enemyyy, haa!" [raises and waves his arms]


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