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How author Rob Thomas unintentionally scored an invitation to the WHCD

Over time, “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas has been confused for Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas many instances — and all of it culminated in a cringeworthy incident in 2015.

“I got forwarded this invitation to join the Creative Coalition to go to Washington, D.C. and lobby for arts and education,” the author informed Web page Six on the ATX TV Competition, including that a part of the journey would come with an invitation to the unique White Home Correspondents’ Dinner. “I was thrilled, I had always wanted to go to that.”

Rob Thomas (top left) in Washington, D.C. with the other members of the 2015 Creative Coalition
Author Rob Thomas (prime left) in Washington, D.C. with the opposite members of the 2015 Artistic CoalitionGetty Photos

Thomas went on to elucidate that he needed to reschedule a golf journey together with his buddies and even dropped $3,500 on a brand new go well with for the event.

“About a week before we’re supposed to leave on this, I saw a press release [for the event] went out … I’m reading the list [of attendees], and it says, ‘Rob Thomas, Lead Singer of Matchbox Twenty.’ The first thought in my mind was, ‘I’m finally gonna get to meet him!’ And then my second thought is, ‘Oh, maybe somebody … had gotten it wrong because I knew it was me.”

He continued, “And [that] lasted for about a second-and-half and then, ‘Oh f–k. Oh f–k.’”

He known as the organizers to ask in the event that they thought it was the musician Rob Thomas who could be attending the occasion the next week. After an extended pause and a puzzling, “Yes?,” Thomas replied, “I’ve got some bad news for you.”

Thomas then gave them his résumé, which incorporates “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down” and “iZombie.”

“[They] called back 30 minutes later and said, ‘Of course, of course, we still want you to come!’” Thomas stated, including, “It was just all actors and me. Trust me, there were no senators or congressmen who cared what I thought about arts and education, but I did get to go.”

For essentially the most half, Thomas stated he primarily will get confused for the singer when he exhibits up at lodges and sees the receptionist “deflate.”

In 2016, Thomas reached out to the singer to see if he would seem on the Season 2 “iZombie” finale, stunned to search out out he was an enormous fan of the present. A lot so, that he stated he’d do a visitor stint however didn’t wish to learn the script as a result of he didn’t need any spoilers earlier than it aired.

The 2 Rob Thomases lastly got here collectively, assembly for the primary time at one of many singer’s exhibits in Los Angeles later that 12 months.

New episodes of “Veronica Mars” air on Hulu on July 26.

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