US flag Monday 25th June 2018
New York, New York, USA

Madison Square Garden


[Desire ends]

Bono: "Desire... lust... greed... show-offiness... vanity – all the essentials for a showman like myself. Yes. 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]

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "Ahh!" [inhales admiringly / sniggers] "Very r-r-revealing!  Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste. Been around a very long, long year... stole many a man's soul... to waste. Pleased to meet you!  Hope you guess my name!"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "The name's... MacPhisto, actually."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

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

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "I'm having somewhat of a comeback." [sniggers] "What with people spying on themselves with their own telephones, and this and that. The antisocial media!  I'm... just back from your capital, actually. I love it there – I just LOVE it! So nice to see you all fighting amongst yourselves."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Whatever happens... don't mention the... C-word!" [sniggers] "C-- C-- Compromise! Ha ha ha. Excuse my French."

Crowd: [applause and whoops]

MacPhisto: "I do love the extremities." [inhales] "Pushing people right to the edge. Personal assault, demon-isation. And make it really personal. And New York? Just remember this. 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! Haaa! Haa!" [raises and waves his arms]


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