I'm drinking with some friends at Moomba when I see Leonardo DiCaprio drinking with some of his friends at the end of the bar. And I think, Hey, I'm gonna go over and say hello, tell him how much I liked What's Eating Gilbert Grape, that sort of thing. So I walk over and extend my hand. "Hey, Leo," I say. "I'm Rob Thomas, from Matchbox Twenty…" Then I see the look on his face, the dismissive gaze of nonrecognition, the pinched-lip expression, the complete shutdown. And then I understand: Leo doesn't want to talk to me, and it's probably best for everyone if I just turned and went.But I don't quite get why everyone hates the guy—or Matchbox Twenty—so much. Yeah, his music sucks, but so does lots of music, and his isn't a particularly flagrant offender in this regard. I guess someone has to be the poster boy for "everything that's wrong with rock music," and apparently it just happened to fall on him. Wrong schlub, wrong time. I wonder who's had the Rob Thomas role in the past.