Pianist plays the first part of a piece.
Pianist: “Page tuuuuuuuurrrrnnnnn…”
Drops music, which lands on the keys and plays some discordant notes.
Puts music back on the stand.
Audience: shifts uncomfortably.
Pianist: plays the next few measures, then stops suddenly.
“Oh, that fingering is not going to work.”
Audience: A few people cough awkwardly. Some begin to fidget.
Pianist: “Hmmmmmm… should I do five, four, three, two, or five, three, two, one…”
Audience: slowly begins to sneak out the back door.