Northern Irish flag Saturday 27th October 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland

The SSE 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: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "Hm!" [sings] "Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for a long, long year... stole many a man's soul... to waste."

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "I was there in the chambers, when those devils passed... Ash to Cash." [chuckles]

Crowd: [laughter and applause]

MacPhisto: "Made damn sure it was a party every party wanted to crash!" [evil laugh] "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name."

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "The name... is MacPhisto, actually." [bows]

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Though I sometimes dress up as Mick Jagger. Ahahaha."

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Halloween is my kind of... my kind of fun. 'Cos I love a good bonfire. So tell me, my little... Lagansiders."

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "What vanities should we heap up for the fire?" [evil chuckle] "Let's start with... trust, shall we? What about... respect? Did I hear... co-operation? Oh, oh oh oh – here's a good one. Stormont!"

Crowd: [laughter, cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!  And, and... how might we go about setting it alight?"

Crowd: [whoops and whistles]

MacPhisto: "Oh... it's easy. Just do nothing. Keep things ticking along the way they are, and watch it spontaneously combust."

Crowd: [whoops and laughter]

MacPhisto: "'Cos remember, Belfast... 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!"


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