Spanish flag Thursday 20th September 2018
Madrid, Spain

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[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..."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Ahahaha. Buenas noches, señoritas y señoritos. Don MacPhisto a su servicio."

Crowd: [cheers, whistles and applause]

MacPhisto: "So... Bo-no... goes to Rome-o... to see... il Pope-o." [sniggers]

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "To kneel before him, I assume. I didn't kneel, when I lived in that place!" [sniggers] "Back when the Borgias were my very best friends." [wistfully] "Rodrigo! ...Cesare..." [inhales admiringly] "Lucrezia! Such fun. But MacPhisto is bored with that now. He's got new pals. From Hungary, Viktor Orbán!"

Crowd: [boo]

MacPhisto: "From Sweden, Jimmie Åkesson!" [gives Nazi salute]

Crowd: [boos and whistles]

MacPhisto: "From France, little Marine Le-Le-Le-Le-Le... whatever her name is."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Anyway... MacPhisto's got a new game. It's called Zooropa – a game he intends to win."

Crowd: [whoops and applause]

MacPhisto: "Vote MacPhisto for Europe – or to hell with you! That's the ticket. And remember, Madrid... it's when you don't believe I exist – that's when I do... my best work." [sniggers]

[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! ...Haaa!"


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