Wednesday 12th September 2018
[Even Better Than The Real Thing ends]
Bono: "All of this can be yours. Mm-hm. Oh yeah. Hell yeah! Hellll yeah! Uh-huh."
MacPhisto: "Ohh... ohhh..."
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..."
Crowd: [whoops and whistles]
MacPhisto: "Bonjour, Paris! Je suis Monsieur MacPhisto à votre service." [bows]
Crowd: [cheers and applause]
MacPhisto: "So... what has my favourite little cabbage, Bo-no, been up to here in beautiful gay Paris? My little... chou – shoo!"
MacPhisto: "The Eiffel Tower? Oh, no. The Mona Lisa? No. The pompous little prick went to the Élysée Palace to see the... second most important man in France – Monsieur le Président."
MacPhisto: "And they had... a little tête-à-tête. Europe – blah, blah. Africa – blah, blah. Neighbours – blah, blah. 'Love thy neighbour'! I can't stand it – makes me want to fucking retch. 'Love thy neighbour'? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Crowd: [laughter, whoops and whistles]
MacPhisto: "Like... like it's a command, and not some optional advice. Well, let me set you right, Bo-no. We may be neighbours, but we're not going to share our garden. It's quiet, and tidy, and that is the way we like it. Wave across the wall, Africa! Ha ha ha ha ha. 'Cos when you don't believe – mm! – I exist... that's when I do my best work."
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!"
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