Throughout the year, a handful of national reenactments are also staged, where several thousand reenactors might convene.
Most reenactments commemorate a specific Civil War battle; however, unlike the actual war, the events are generally conducted on weekends, with the arrival of the reenactors on a Friday evening.
Reenactors, referring to themselves sometimes as "living historians," are individuals who publicly recreate historical events and eras by donning historical dress and emulating period behavior.
For most it is a hobby or pastime, occurring among all age groups and genders in varying locations around the world.
Saturday and Sunday activities entail military drills and staged battles.
It was a typically absurd Larry debuted the ingenious tactic of deciding whether to ask for special requests with regards to a menu based on how much of a face the chef makes, sent up 'save the dates', tried and failed to introduce the "social reset button", bemoaned how going on dates requires "preparing witticisms" beforehand, and asserted that: "All men are like that; we don't care what [women] do, we care about what they look like - women are just the opposite." The trope of Larry dating ridiculously out of his league (a couple of weeks ago it was Elizabeth Banks) continued, taking his beautiful young mail carrier out to the cinema, where the pair hilariously argued whether salty and sweet popcorn are "incompatible" or "in cahoots".
There was not enough Leon (JB Smoove) this week (who 100% should have been at the Civil War reenactment) and no guest stars, but we did see the return of Mr.
There are many reasons why Confederate reenactors participate in the hobby.
Strauss has identified several key motivations: a love of Civil War era history, an opportunity to play a role "larger than life," social bonding, and perhaps most disturbing, some reenactors express discontent with the outcome of the Civil War and the resultant erosion of white hegemony in the United States.
Other activities during the weekend might include a period religious service, recruiting rally, and military ball.