Edit: Incidentally, does anyone know what that thing is under the arch above the door to the judges' rooms? It's unclear in the reference pics I have – I initially thought it might be a carved coat of arms, but I'm not convinced.
Crowd scenes are a bit like tattoos: they can look great, but you need to be a particular kind of crazy to put yourself through the pain of getting them that way, and one careless line can ruin everything.
The one above isn't even finished: I've still got the people in the gallery to draw.
Original size 20cm by 8.