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St Louis, Missouri, USA

Scottrade Center

[Desire ends]

Bono: "Desire... greed... lust... deceit – all the essentials for the showman in all his forms. And of course a licence to, uh, just... look in the mirror." [approaches tablet computer on a stand; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image] "Oh, I haven't seen this guy for a while." [image appears on the big screen] "Ohh, I haven't seen this guy... for a while..."

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: [admiringly] "Ohh! Oh, I see... a little blemish!" [points to lesion on his cheek] "Is there a dermatologist in the house?"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "I've been a busy little devil. But you've all made it so much more easy for me. I told Stalin, all those years ago, people would be spying on themselves." [whispers] "With their telephones!"

Crowd: [whistles and cheers]

MacPhisto: "The truth is DEAD! And the KKK are alive – out on the streets of Charlottesville without their silly costumes! Who'd have thought?!"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "America: the gift that keeps on giving. Oh, St Louis. When you think I don't exist, that's when I do my best work." [hisses]

[Acrobat begins]

MacPhisto: "Don't believe what you hear. Don't believe what you see. You just close your eyes, you can feel the enemyyy! FEEL! FEEL!"

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