WYES presents the 2014 Rex Ball in its entirety, along with the historic Meeting of the Courts of Rex and the Mistick Krewe of Comus. The broadcast took place on Mardi Gras night, March 4th.
Comus, founded in 1857, is New Orleans’ oldest Carnival organization. It stages its pageantry on the same evening as Rex, founded in 1872. The Rex Ball was held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, while the Comus Ball took place at the New Orleans Marriott, across the street from each other on historic Canal Street.