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Would You Donate Money to a Rob Thomas-Santana Cosplay Convention?

By Gustavo Solis | September 17, 2015 10:45am
 Hardcore fans of the 1999 hit classic
Hardcore fans of the 1999 hit classic "Smooth," by Carlos Santana featuring Rob Thomas, want to have a convention in honor of their favorite song. They are trying to raise $200,000 for the event.
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Man, it’s a hot one.

Someone is trying to raise $200,000 to host SMOOTHcon 2016, a convention for hardcore fans of the 1999 hit single "Smooth" by Carlos Santana featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, according to a Kickstarter campaign.

The song, which is an ode to, "My muñequita, my Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa," won the 2000 Grammy for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocal.

So far the crowdfunding effort has raised $0.

SMOOThcon 2016 — if it happens — will feature the song playing on loop throughout the duration of the event, smooth foods like smoothies and mashed potatoes, Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas cosplay, and a theatrical screening of the music video.

The ambitious organizer, who did not respond to an interview request, also hopes to have an appearance or at least a hologram of Santana and Thomas, pending negotiations with their booking managers, according to the event page.

There appears to be a devoted following of "Smooth" fans (Smoothies?) online.

A SMOOTH Facebook group has 4,700 active members who regularly share "Smooth"-inspired memes, anecdotes about how much they like the song, and questions about the musicians behind the hit.

“Y’all think Santana knows about Netflix and chill or is he too smooth for that?” asked user Rob Kempton.

According to the Kickstarter page the only risk or challenge is, “not making it real.”