I roughed this out at the Emmy awards last weekend. I took a Moleskine notebook in my jacket, a very small one, and doodled stuff out while the ceremony was going on. After our category went by (we lost to another show, BTW*), I used the time to draw. The Creative Arts Emmy show is almost four hours long, and people warned me about this ahead of time, So I made sure to bring a sketchbook and some snacks.
Inside the Nokia theater, it was actually pretty bright and good for drawing. They kept bringing up the house lights so that the awards winners could be seen hugging each other and walking down the aisles. Plenty of light for drawing. And it had blissful air conditioning, which was good because the whole limousine ride and red carpet stuff was blindingly hot - 102 degrees! As long as I had to wear a black wool suit, it was better to be indoors with the AC.
The small notebook worked out well, considering. It's easier to draw on the train, and I get better ideas when I'm clickity-clacking upon wheels of steel. But it was still a good time to draw, because nobody was bothering me and I had nowhere else I needed to be.
I didn't ink these at the show (Ha! That would be funny). I inked them later when I was sitting in my studio.
*[I wrote for an episode of Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Doonkleberry Imperitive. It was up for an Emmy in the category of Best Animated Program, Short Format. But we lost out to The Regular Show]