Mardi Gras Parade Cam: Watch Rex roll live on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 17) in New Orleans

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On Fat Tuesday (Feb. 17), the king of Carnival will lead the Rex riders down the streets of New Orleans. If you're too pooped from partying throughout Mardi Gras 2015, you can still see it all by tuning into NOLA.com's Parade Cam, which will live stream the parade.

Rex tolls at 10 a.m., starting at Napoleon and Claiborne Aveunes. This year's theme is "Wars That Shaped Early America." The krewe's monarch is the official king of Carnival, and the krewe, which dates to 1872, has given the Carnival season its official colors of purple, green and gold; and its theme song of "If Ever I Cease to Love." Popular throws include doubloons and medallion necklaces. Signature floats include the King's Float and the Boeuf Gras (the fatted ox representing the last meat to be consumed before the start of Lent).

The parade is presented by the School of Design, and its motto is "Pro Bono Publico" (for the public good).  

Also rolling on Mardi Gras: The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club rolls at 8 a.m., starting at the corner of Jackson and South Claiborne Avenue. Rex is followed by truck parades, including the 100-plus units of Elks Krewe of Orleanians and the 50-truck Krewe of Crescent City. Look for photos and videos from these parades and all of Fat Tuesday at NOLA.com.

Watch the parade live from two vantage points from the live streaming videos below. Follow along on Twitter, using the hashtag #paradecam.

Click the first player below to watch the ParadeCam broadcast with sound.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Alternate view (no sound)


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream