Wednesday 3rd October 2018
[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: "Ohh!" [chuckles] "Guten Abend. Herr MacPhisto at your servicio. Hahaha." [bows]
Crowd: [cheers and applause]
MacPhisto: [sniffs] "What... what is that smell?" [sniffs] "What's that smell? The stench... of... unity, in this place?"
MacPhisto: "Tag der Einheit?"
Crowd: [whoops and applause]
MacPhisto: [waves hand in front of nose] "I hate it. What a ridiculous concept. I loved this country when it was divided. I love walls, I hate bridges, I LOATHE... sappy... sappy songs of unity. All you need is love – what a load of bollocks!"
Crowd: [whoops and laughter]
MacPhisto: "All you need is schadenfreude! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Crowd: [laughter and applause]
MacPhisto: "Bob Marley – every little thing is going to be alright. Grow up, Bob!"
MacPhisto: "And Bo-no – that jumped-up little Jesus. We're one, but we're not the same. Oh, fuck off!"
Crowd: [laughter, whoops and applause]
MacPhisto: "You're different. If you're not the same, you're different. I'm all for people being different, as long as they don't... mix. Like... freckled people! I mean, they can have their own... freckled country. Oh, there is one – Ireland. Ha ha ha ha. Well, they should fucking stay there."
MacPhisto: "The Irish were like rats, too, in their moments. If you're different, why aren't you in some different place?"
MacPhisto: "Oh, and Hamburg... it's when you don't believe 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 enemyyy! Ha!"
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