Mardi Gras night: Live coverage of meeting of Comus, Rex courts

I saw the meeting of the courts on TV
Rex, King of Carnival Christian Trousdale Brown and Charlotte Lane Langenstein at the Rex Grand Ball at the Sheraton Hotel, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Join us on Mardi Gras 2016 as we once again tweet the Meeting of the Courts telecast from home. (Josh Brasted Photo)

2017 tweets are here.

You know it. You love it. You fall asleep halfway through it.

Join me again to mark the close of Mardi Gras 2016 as I live-tweet the WYES telecast of the meeting of the courts of Rex and Comus. Along with the television broadcast, WYES streams the event on YouTube. The program starts Tuesday (Feb. 9) at 7:30 p.m. I'll be tweeting at @djdreilinger and blogging in the comments section of this post shortly after 7.

Everyone is welcome to comment. But adhere to the old New Orleans rule: Be nice or leave.

In honor of this ordinary-people Mardi Gras tradition, and with a tip o' the wig to Father Guido Sarducci, I have created our own "I saw the Meeting of the Courts on TV" virtual pin (see above).