Thank you, Maud! Wow. What an introduction. (awkward silence). I have to say . . . I really . . . (intense feedback) woah! What was that? (coughs and a few nervous chuckles from the audience, shrouded, of course, in total darkness). OK, so. It’s, um, great to be here, and, um (sound of clinking drink glasses over the cavernous silence), I, um.
Ok, wait a minute. (more uncomfortable silence). Um, OK. Hang on.