Weirdest. Music Convention. Ever.

You remember this megahit from Santana and Rob Thomas, right?

That remains one of the most popular songs of the last 25 years. And now there’s a music convention devoted to it. To this one song. And organizers are relying on Kickstarter to make it happen.

What can one expect at Smoothcon?

– SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 official music video-style dancing

– SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20-themed cosplay

– Vendors of the smoothest foods

(Smoothies, mashed potatoes, sorbet, variety of purees)

– Vendors of smooth objects and SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 official memorabilia

– A theatrical screening of the official music video for SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20

-TV screens that loop the SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 official music video in all restrooms

-Collages and/or projected slideshows of SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 Facebook page member-submitted content

– 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.)

-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.)

– Smooth Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band playoffs (SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 only)

– Smooth karaoke (SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 only)

– Smoothies meeting IRL

– Smooth afterparty (21+) featuring smooth drinks and more SMOOTH – Santana feat. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20

– Muñequitas

Yeah, sign me up.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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