Friday 7th May 1993
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Note: I currently only have two separate excerpts from this rehearsal, so there may be more that is not transcribed here. In particular, my recording ends before the phone call is rehearsed, and I'm not sure if a bootleg of that part is available – please contact me if you can provide any further clips. I should also point out that the sound quality isn't great and MacPhisto rambles on quite incoherently (making things up as he goes along), so a few bits are hard to decipher – your suggestions are welcome!
[Desire ends with MacPhisto shouting "I have a vision... I have a vision... I have a vision. Eurovision!"]
MacPhisto: "Eurovision! ...Eurovision. Jolly good."
MacPhisto: "Right now... [inaudible] people come here to... tonight... I feel... close to you. Maybe it's the night that's in it... I don't know. Maybe it's my... my own little band, they make me feel so at home on this stage. I feel the warmth as I see the money grow by the [inaudible]. I'd like you to introduce... I'd like to introduce you to my band. There's that little hunk, Larry Mullen Junior up there, having a little chat."
[female fan laughs]
MacPhisto: "And, um... you're curiously silent tonight. Could you be overcome by emotion, perhaps?"
MacPhisto: "Well... I don't blame you. I can see you're all in awe of my platform shoes."
MacPhisto: "Indeed, so am I. I bought them because I know young people like their pop stars to be exciting."
[male fan laughs]
MacPhisto: "And that's very true. The last time you saw me, I had a white flag. Now, look what you've done. You've made me very famous, and I thank you. There's a lovely little young person here. Would you mind if I just take your photograph, you have very, very... very fine cheekbones. It's funny... even when you get to the very top, [inaudible] don't work."
MacPhisto: "Thank you. Thank you very much, maybe you could process that, just... I think, um... it's time to end this banter, and I'd like to give you a little song."
MacPhisto: [sings] "Try a taste of Martini, the most beautiful drink in the world! It's the right one..."
[male fans laugh loudly]
MacPhisto: [sings] "It's the bright one, that's Martini!"
[male fans chat and laugh]
MacPhisto: "Maybe not. Maybe I should make a little telephone call. Sometimes I call the President of the United States, you know. But not tonight! I'm calling a taxi, to go home."
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