Dutch flag Sunday 7th October 2018
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ziggo Dome


[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]

Crowd: [laughter, whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Hello."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Good evening. Don MacPhisto at su servicio." [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: [sniffs] "What's that smell?"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: [sniffs] "Oh... I believe it's the stench... of liberal... democracy."

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: "Is that what it is?"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "Maybe... The Hague?"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "Is that what it is? So many bridges around here. You need to build some walls."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "To keep out all the different people that you don't want in Europe. Because... you don't want to be a part of Europe, 'cos it's full of foreigners."

Crowd: [whoops and shouts]

MacPhisto: "And we don't like f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-- foreigners!"

Crowd: [laughter and whistles]

MacPhisto: "I don't like... foreigners. What's the point in all these different languages, if people insist on understanding each other? I've an idea. MacPhisto for Europe! That's the ticket."

Crowd: [whoops and applause]

MacPhisto: "Whaddya say, Amsterdam? MacPhisto for Europe!"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "And you cerebral types – just remember... 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 enemy!"


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