Not only is the act unique, but I read an article where he states he is from a small town NY. So on break, I introduced myself to Mitchell and here is our conversation:
Me: "I saw you are from a small town in uptsate NY, so am I - from Monticello."
Him: "I graduated from Monticello High School."
Me, eyes growing larger by the second: "SO DID I! What year?"
Him: "In the 19##'s." (The dates have been changed to protect the innocent)
Me, incredulously: "I graduated in 19##."
Him, with huge eyes by now: "19##!"
We were one year apart in our graduating class.
After we got over the incredible coincidence, we had a lovely conversation. We probably passed in the halls and never knew each other. The Executive Director take a picture of us with the Maestro: