English flag Wednesday 24th October 2018
London, England

The O2 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]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Remember, remember, MacPhisto's November. Gunpowder treason... and p-- p-- plot."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Hello. MacPhisto's back!"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "Guess who's back? Back again? Tell your friends!  And he hasn't... lost... the plot. Indeed... he's all fired up for a giant bonfire."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Guy Fawkes Night. So tell me... my little... cockerneys..."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "What vanities should we heap up on the bonfire? Shall we start with... facts? What about... journalists?"

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Did you say... experts? Ohh, ohh. And how to set it all alight?" [laughing] "Ohhh... that's easy. Just do... nothing... at all. Sit back, and watch it all spontaneously combust."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Because London... it's when you don't believe I exist – that's when I do... my best work. Hahahahahahahahaha!"

[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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