Italian flag Thursday 11th October 2018
Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum


[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..."

MacPhisto: [chuckles]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Buonasera, Milano!"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "MacPhisto al vostro servizio, ahahahahaha."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Oh, look at you – bella, bella, bellllaaa."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: [yawns] "I hear that jumped-up little Jesus, Bo-no, went to Brussels for the day. Oh, bravo, Bo-no... bravo!  Brussels – the capital of the EU. Well, Bo-no, FEU2!"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "You get it?  F... E... U... 2?  The T-shirt?" [wicked laugh]

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "I love T-shirts. Europe – what a nonsense idea. Everybody speaking different languages, but insisting on understanding each other!  Che schifo, Bo-no!"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "I miss... the old days. Two world wars, fascists and communists fighting for the soul of the people... like we really cared for the people. Families divided – oh, I LOVE a good family feud!  The demonising... of the other side. I do love... a demon!  I feel some demons are around to give me company again – I'm... I'm rather encouraged. And Milano? 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 enemyyy! Ahhh!"


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