German flag Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Barclaycard 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..."

Crowd: [whoops]

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?"

Crowd: [whoops]

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!"

Crowd: [laughter]

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."

Crowd: [whistles]

MacPhisto: "The Irish were like rats, too, in their moments. If you're different, why aren't you in some different place?"

Crowd: [whistles]

MacPhisto: "Oh, and Hamburg... 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 enemyyy!  Ha!"


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