US flag Friday 29th June 2018
Newark, New Jersey, USA

Prudential Center


[Desire ends]

Bono: "Oh yeah!  Desire... greed... show-offiness... 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: [inhales admiringly]

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: [sings] "Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste. Been around a long, long year... stole many a man's soul... to waste. I was there at Charlottesville, with the Nazi flags!" [gives Nazi salute] "...and the KKK. It was I spray-painted the First Lady's coat – I told her it was all the rage!" [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Actually... the name's MacPhisto."

Crowd: [cheer]

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

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: "But it's a wonderful time to be me!  Lunatics on the left, lunatics on the right... and lunatics... from a whole other category. Warehousing children! Oh, I do like the sound of that!  Putting children in cages – very Hansel and Gretel, don't you think?" [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and applause]

MacPhisto: "Oh, and New Jersey? For those sophisticated among you... it's when you don't believe that 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! Haa!" [raises and waves his arms]


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