German flag Thursday 4th October 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Barclaycard 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... discover themself in the looking glass..."

MacPhisto: [chuckles] "Very... revealing!"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for many a long year... drove many a man's soul... to waste."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "I was down in Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chemnitz town – mm! – when the vandals of hope were put right. Nazi salutes and fireworks, resplendent on a summer night. Pleased to meet you!  Hope you guess my name."

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "My name is MacPhisto, actually." [bows] "Enchanté."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Seventy years of peace in Europe. I've never been so bloody bored." [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and laughter]

MacPhisto: "What is the point of all these different languages, if people start to understand each other? I was thinking about relocating to London. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. But actually, I might just stick around here. 'Cos 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! ...Ahh!"


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