Held at Scala, the Gay Costume Ball is the biggest gay event of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
The five day long Rio de Janeiro Carnival in 2014 will reach a feverish pitch by the final Tuesday with the Scala Gay Ball. The event lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation of being the most gay friendly city in the world by welcoming and encouraging all individuals of alternative lifestyles.
Held at the Scala, a premier night club in the city, the Gay Costume Ball attracts characters from all over who cannot resist the opportunity to express themselves in their most exotic and outlandish costumes. Some choose to be gorgeously ornamented with intricate details and others prefer to attend the Scala Gay Ball exposing as much as possible. Whatever the approach, this is an occasion for queens to be their queenly best and demand the attention of everyone around.
Contrary to what the name suggests, the Gay Costume Ball is not just restricted to gays or lesbians. Straight people are welcome too and many attend to catch a glimpse of some of the most flamboyant and colorful sights of the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Carnival. The outrageous and unbelievable getups are fanciful enough to attract TV coverage and a host of local celebrities. A pink carpet is rolled out and a runway is created just outside the Scala Gay Ball so that all the attendees can show off their extraordinary costumes in full view of the press and the crowds.
The next Scala Gay Ball is on February 4th 2014 and will be the grand culmination of a festive and jubilant Carnival at Rio de Janeiro. Tickets are hard to get if not booked well in advance. Standing tickets are available and is a perfect choice if you want to dance the night away to fabulous Samba tunes played by two live bands. VIP box tickets are also available and include a sumptuous dinner. If you’re a group of four, you can even book a table at the 2014 Gay Costume Ball.