German flag Friday 31st August 2018
Berlin, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Arena


[Even Better Than The Real Thing ends]

MacPhisto: [sings] "Even the greatest star... finds themself in the looking glass..." [approaches tablet computer on a stand; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image] "Even the greatest star... finds themself in the looking glass..."

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "What? Don't look at me. Look at you... Berlin! You don't know what you've got... do you? This city – so old... so new... so wonderful. And it's yours. It's not anyone else's. You don't have to share it with people you don't... know. You don't have to share it with f-- f-- f-- foreigners!" [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Maybe tourists, but not f-- f-- f-- foreigners. I'm just back from America. It's FULL of foreigners!"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Everyone's a f-f-f-- foreigner. But the good news... is The Donald is on top of the situation."

Crowd: [laughter, boos, whistles and applause]

MacPhisto: "You could do with someone like that around here. And... you have one, come to think of it. What's her name? A-- A... no, no, not Angela. I-- I know her initials. Erm... A... f... D."

Crowd: [whoops and boos]

MacPhisto: "Alternative für Demokratie." [shouts in German accent] "Alternative für Demokratie?!"

Crowd: [cheers and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Initials are important!  Mine's an 'M'. Mac...Phisto!"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Not Mc...Donald's. I was a handsome devil. Some say... I still am. And Berlin? One last thing. 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 ENEMY! Haaa! [inaudible]"


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