I tripped on the red tassels from the gold rising curtain when I was making my way to the middle of the stage. I reached the centre of the stage, grabbed the microphone. I fumbled the microphone and it fell onto the floor with a crash. I picked it up, turning bright red in the face as the crowd murmured. I started my speech, still feeling embarrassed from tripping over the red tassels and dropping the microphone. I finished my speech then headed for backstage.... then the crowd erupted with laughter, I fell flat on my face, forgetting the steps.