Look, OK, we’re in on the joke. “Ha ha ha,” they’re probably saying, “let’s use Kickstarter and try to start a fake convention celebrating Santana and Rob Thomas’ 1999 smash-hit, ‘Smooth.’ We’ll call it ‘SMOOTHcon 2016.'”
Yeah, funny joke, but here’s the thing — it could be real. You guys, all we need to do is raise $200,000 dollars. They’ve already made literally hundreds of dollars, so it’s not that far out of the realm of possibility. “Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 put the step in our groove,” the Kickstarter description reads. “Let’s return the emotion. Let’s make it real.”
The event, which will be held in East Harlem, will blast “Smooth” from PA speakers “on repeat for the duration of the event.” In addition, they want to play the music video, and have vendors selling only the “smoothest foods. (Smoothies, mashed potatoes, sorbet, variety of puree).”
Also on the wish list for the first (annual?) SMOOTHcon, are “possible appearances by Carlos Santana of Santana and/or Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 (pending negotiations with Carlos Santana of Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20’s booking managers)” and “Hologram Santana feat. hologram Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 (pending negotiations with Carlos Santana of Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20’s hologram booking managers.)”
Sure, SMOOTH Sully, the creator of the Kickstarter, almost certainly did this for the LOLs to make fun of “Smooth” in an ironic way, despite the love his username proclaims for the band. But it’s a great f–king idea. Give it your money. I want to go to that SMOOTH afterparty (21+).
(h/t Today in Tabs)