A sobbing, trembling young woman, an hysterical mother, a screaming, vengeful sister, television camera crews leaping through windows and a mob of flag-waving tourists.
The chaotic scene at the end of Schapelle Corby's drug-smuggling trial was as peculiar as everything that preceded it.
On May 27, 2005, Judge Linton Sirait of the Denpasar district court announced that Corby was guilty and sentenced her to 20 years in jail.
Local people in the packed courtroom cheered, the police closed in to remove their prisoner who shook them off and ran to her mother's arms, those in the public gallery stood on their chairs to get a better look and the cameras rolled.
As he observed the pandemonium, Judge Sirait no doubt felt vindicated.
He boasted of a perfect score in drug trials: 500 accused, 500 guilty, many of them sentenced to death.
Corby's case had been more straightforward than most of those to have come before him.
The view from Australia, not surprisingly, was different.
From the time it began four months earlier the wide perception was that the process was hopelessly flawed, if not flagrantly corrupt.
It was also a trial whose curious cast of characters included a millionaire Gold Coast businessman, an inmate of a Victorian jail who was later convicted of rape, Corby's larger-than-life mother Rosleigh Rose, sister Mercedes and a team of defence lawyers whose performance regularly puzzled their client and her supporters.
And around them all there developed a series of incredible sub-plots.
Corby, who was 27 when she arrived in Bali on October 8, 2004, faced trial accused of importing 4.1kg of marijuana into Indonesia.
Certainly, the drugs were in luggage she had checked in at Brisbane airport and collected at Denpasar airport.
Corby, however, maintained they were not hers and hadn't been in the bag when she checked it in.
She and her lawyers based their defence on an unsubstantiated theory that a baggage handler in Brisbane had put the pillow case-sized bag of drugs into her luggage so it could be shipped to Sydney.
But the pick-up in Sydney, where Corby was to pick up her flight to Bali, went wrong and the drugs remained in her bag and were duly detected by customs officers on her arrival in Bali.
The theory overlooks the question of why a baggage handler would need to put drugs in a passenger's bag rather than supply one of his own, but it remained a central plank of Corby's defence.
Her defence team also claimed no motive for the importation could be established - marijuana was much cheaper in Bali than Australia and in plentiful supply.
They also complained that no tests had been done on the drugs in an attempt to identify the country in which they'd been grown, no attempt had been made to fingerprint the bag that held the marijuana and no audio or visual record existed of a confession Corby had allegedly given to police.
The lack of a visual evidence extended to Australia where requests for CCTV footage of Corby checking in and of the luggage being handled on the tarmac constantly hit dead-ends.
Cameras were broken or undergoing maintenance or were switched off. Vision was never made available.
During the early months of the Corby case some promising signs appeared. One of them was Ron Bakir.
A Gold Coast mobile phone entrepreneur, Bakir became the focus of support for Corby. He established a company, Schapelle Corby Pty Ltd and a website and was in court for much of the trial.
But the Corbys took a view that Bakir was exploiting Schapelle and dropped him after he claimed publicly that the prosecution had asked for a bribe in return for seeking a lighter sentence.
While Bakir held out hope of funding Corby's defence, Victorian man John Ford was billed as her saviour.
Two months after the trial began, Ford, a prisoner subsequently convicted of sexual assault, surfaced with a jailhouse confession he claimed to have heard in Port Philip Prison.
Ford agreed to give evidence that a fellow prisoner had admitted putting the marijuana in Corby's bag and that he knew who owned the drugs.
Ford appeared at the trial in Bali but refused to name the supposed smuggler and returned to Australia to be convicted himself.
The case also gave rise to a zealous support group that claims the Australian government and Australian Federal Police had failed Corby, that the media was part of a conspiracy to bring her down and that her trial was mired in corruption.
There may be truth in some of their claims, but a series of appeals and pleas failed, although Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered a five-year reduction in the sentence in 2012.