German flag Tuesday 4th September 2018
Cologne, Germany

Lanxess Arena


[Even Better Than The Real Thing ends]

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

MacPhisto: "Oh, there you are... huh." [mockingly] "Köllllln!"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "I see my old friend Bo-no lost his voice in Berlin."

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: [claps] "Bravo!  Bravo!  I think he has his very best moments with the sound... turned... down." [sniggers]

Crowd: [laughter and whistles]

MacPhisto: "No sign of him in Ch-- Ch-- Ch-- Chemnitz!  Must have broken his little Irish heart, not to stand there with what's-his-name... Bambino, from Die Toten Hosen. Ha ha."

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: "Standing up against the right-wing mob!"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Peace, love and understanding. Very funny!" [sniggers] "I've never been... so... bored."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "MacPhisto likes a good rumble!  Politics with some muscle thrown in – some tattoos, some burning crosses. That's... more like it!" [chuckles] "By the way... you clever types. 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! Haa!"


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