Portuguese flag Monday 17th September 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Altice Arena

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: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Mm... mm... b-- boa noite, my little..." [grunts and waves hand] "Senhor MacPhisto at your serviço!" [bows and laughs]

Crowd: [cheers, whistles and applause]

MacPhisto: "Ohhh..." [sniffs] "You know... there's a funny..." [sniffs] "...smell in here."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: [sniffs] "Ooh... it's really nasty!" [inhales] "Ohh... I-- I know what it is." [sniffs] "Democrats!"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Hah! The place just stinks... of democracy. Fucking Portugal!  Ha ha ha ha ha."

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "Ohhh yeaahh... your parliament!  Don't any of you remember the good days, when one person used to take all the decisions? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. My good friend, Salazar!  Ha ha ha ha ha!"

Crowd: [boo]

MacPhisto: "Minister for the Navy, Minister for Finance, Minister for Agriculture, all at the same time!" [laughs] "Ohh. Now... if you're in the mood for another... Minister of Everything... here's some breaking news. MacPhisto for Europe! That's the ticket – MacPhisto for Europe!"

Crowd: [cheers, whistles and applause]

MacPhisto: "Oh! So you don't believe I exist? Well, funny – 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!"

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